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On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in DUI on Monday, January 25, 2016.
Everyone makes mistakes. There is no exception to this rule. Even the most responsible and conscientious individuals make mistakes from time to time. Frustratingly, some mistakes that are surprisingly easy to make can result in devastating consequences. For example, it is startlingly easy to be arrested for drunk driving.
On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in DUI on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
The Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act has made it legal for individuals with certain illnesses or medical conditions to legally use marijuana and to purchase it from state-sanctioned dispensaries. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, more than 3,000 people across the state have qualified to purchase and use medical marijuana.
While this law could be a game-changer on many levels, there is at least one area of the law that is in flux. Currently, Illinois does not have objective standards to determine how much medical marijuana is too much to legally drive.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in DUI on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
The moment that you are stopped on suspicion of DUI, every action you take and every word you speak may incriminate you. Even if you are arrested, you are not guilty of a crime until a court of law declares you to be guilty, so you must proceed in the best way to defend your innocence at this time.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in DUI on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
When you are charged with a DUI in Illinois, you face serious legal consequences. Even for a first offense, you may find yourself looking at up to one year in jail, fines of up to $2,500, a 1 year license suspension, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car. But just because you were arrested on DUI does not mean that there are not ways to reduce or beat charges leveled against you.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in DUI on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
No matter where you may be driving in the United States, anyone over the age of 21 with a standard driver's license can be charged with driving under the influence if their blood alcohol content is .08% or higher. A police officer that has pulled someone over for suspected drunk driving can use a few different methods to determine BAC, including field sobriety tests, breath tests, and blood tests. The results of these tests will generally be what determines the charges leveled against the driver.
On behalf of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in DUI on Thursday, July 3, 2014.
ARRESTED FOR DUI? CALL (888) 388-9151 FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION! During major holidays, and sometimes on normal weekends, you may find yourself stuck in a sobriety checkpoint in DuPage County or elsewhere in Illinois.
Do you know what your rights are in these checkpoints? Read further to prepare yourself so that you can fight in your defense in case you are wrongfully arrested at an Illinois sobriety checkpoint.