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Q: Help with lifetime cdl ban in Illinois.

I had a class A CDL in Illinois. In 2008 I was charged with dui. There was a 6 month statutory summary suspension and my CDL was disqualified for 1 year.

At some point over the next 2 years my license expired and when I went to renew I opted to step down to a regular class D license,... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Nov 22, 2021

I have seen where there is a mistake in paper work and it appears that one dui was two separate ones due to non matching arrest dates.

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Q: I didnt complete all the terms of court supervision for a DUI. Would it be fruitful to get an attorney?

I completed the 3 DUI classes, paid some of my fine and I'm 5 hours short on my community service hours. The cut off date was 5 days ago. I have been in a treatment center twice during this time trying to get my life straightened out. It was difficult to find somewhere to complete service... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 2, 2021

I think it’s worth it. It’s painful to lose your license and deal with the Secretary of State. A lawyer who has a lot of experience with the court system in your county will have a lot better chance of saving your supervision than you would on your own.

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Q: Can the hospital draw blood for a DUI for a police officer if I refused
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 23, 2021

You keep posting the same legal issue repeatedly and the answer remains the same.

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Q: What does I er blood test does not cure the refusal mean
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 23, 2021

Your question is unclear, however, it appears that you possibly asked a similar question from Peoria, Illinois recently.

In Illinois there is a specific legal principle called medical emergency exception where the medical hospital may draw blood from an admitted person for medical reasons,...
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Q: I did end up in the emergency room is it legal for the doctor to take my blood

What does that mean

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 23, 2021

Yes.

Under the current emergency exception for medical purposes, a medical institution may take a patient's blood which results are completely discoverable.

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Q: I did go to the emergency room that night but the letter of suspension said I refused to take the test
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 23, 2021

It appears the cop asked you to submit to a blood or breath test. If you refused his direct request to you, that is a refusal for which your license can be suspended. The ER blood draw does not cure the refusal.

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Q: I just got a letter for suspension of drivers license do to refusing to take the blood work for a DUI. But when I went

To court they continued my case till they get my blood work test results. How are they waiting for my results if I refused to take the blood test

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Sep 23, 2021

Sounds like you have a fantastic case for a lawyer to help you with. The suspension might be unlawful. Hire a local attorney

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Q: State of Illinois sends letter to get breathalyzer and work exempt do I do it or let lawyer handle it

For dui case state says I have 14 days to respond to get a blow machine and get a work permit I don’t have court for 2 more weeks or ignore the letters and let my lawyer take care of it just don’t want to hurt myself

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Aug 2, 2021

You should be asking your lawyer this question. I usually advise people to send in the application and then review the evidence before paying for the device. But every case is different. You should really hire a lawyer if you have a pending DUI charge.

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Q: Last July I missed a DUI-cannabis court date. Now my case status says bench warrant. How do I tackle this?
Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Jul 20, 2021

You need to hire an attorney and get a motion to quash on file. Depending on how long ago the warrant was issued, you may currently have a revoked drivers license. Your attorney can help clear that up through this process as well. Then you need to defend or resolve the DUI.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over for DUI cannabis along with 5 traffic tickets. 4 Months later, I missed courts. I have now 6 warrants.

11 months later, I got into a car accident. Officer gave m a revoked license ticket and a traffic ticket. I know I shouldn’t been driving. How do I go about with the old and new traffic violations. I wasn’t arrested by the officer just An I bond.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 19, 2021

These are serious charges. You should retain the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible.

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Q: Pulled over for speeding and blew .07 now I have to go to court could I get a dui?
Jason Michael Kunowski
Jason Michael Kunowski answered on May 30, 2021

Even though this situation was under the legal limit, you still could get charged with a DUI under a different subsection of the DUI statute. I would suggest looking for an attorney right away to discuss your options.

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Q: is it in an inalienable right in the state of Missouri to consume alcohol
Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Apr 29, 2021

Inalienable rights I would generally say are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I suppose you could consider the consumption of alcohol a pursuit of happiness. Generally, lawyers, at least lawyers that I know, do not speak about the consumption of alcohol being an inalienable right. It... Read more »

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Q: About 10 years ago my license was revoked for my 1 and only D.U.I, what can I do to get my license back?
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 29, 2021

You will have to have an administrative hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State. It should be an informal hearing.

You will be required to you obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation and take any recommended classes. Those classes may lead to additional requirements. This is not a good...
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Q: if you are not convicted of a dui does it still go on your insurance

was arrested for dui but not convicted, completed state requirments and one year probation

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 23, 2021

If you were placed on probation, you were convicted. If you were placed on supervision, you were not convicted. The supervision will be visible only to law-enforcement and the Secretary of State and the states attorney. And once the statutory summary suspension has terminated, it will not be... Read more »

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Q: To the lawyer thanks I'm the 2010 duii and yes I paid everything and I have been driving for the pass 11 years legally

Since my dui hearing illinois is full of it they sent me a letter for a 1 year suspension 2019 to 2020 and now they added 2 more years I'm not an attorney but I don't believe this is legal

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Mar 5, 2021

Not really sure what your question is here because you do not ask one. If you believe the suspension is a mistake, you need to consult with an attorney right away. The sooner you do so, the better.

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Q: In 2010 I my license was suspended in illinois for a dui me and my family went to Florida on 10/10/10 I was driving and

And received a speeding and driving on suspended the driving was paid and thrown out now illinois wants to give me a 3 year suspension what can I do

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Mar 4, 2021

From your question, it appears that you received a DUI in Illinois, your second one within five years, and refused the breath test. That resulted in a three year suspension to start out with.

Now Florida has reported to Illinois that you were driving. That violates the driving while...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: I went 90 mph in a 60 mph highway. I got pulled over and got no ticket but got court and I dont know what to do.
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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Q: I drove 90 mph in a 60 mph zone in a Express. What lawyer should I get?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 30, 2020

Because it is a criminal offense (with a mandatory court appearance), having an attorney is recommended. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a class b misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Depending on certain factors, it may be possible... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over with a bac of .19 103 on a 50 and a swerving citation. Can I get court supervision?

I was heading to a park to park for safety and sleep it off, it’s my first offense and have no other record besides paying a open vodka bottle citation two weeks back. I’m 21

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 24, 2020

You are legally eligible for supervision. If you can, you should have a lawyer to increase the chances you will receive supervision and also negotiate the best outcome possible.

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