Continuing Legal Education

DUI and Traffic Law Updates – Fall 2013

September 20, 2013
8:55 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours, including 0.75 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Traffic Laws and Courts

East Peoria
Par-A-Dice Hotel
21 Blackjack Blvd.
(map and directions)

Don’t miss this discussion on the increasingly complex issues occurring in traffic law and DUI court, as well as the very complicated sentencing options mandated by the Illinois General Assembly! State’s attorneys, public defenders, judges, and attorneys practicing in the DUI and traffic courts – with all levels of experience – who attend this full-day seminar will better understand:

  • Secretary of State hearing issues;
  • Motions to vacate in traffic law cases;
  • The ethical issues attorneys may face while representing a traffic law case;
  • How People v. Kladis has affected videotaping in squad cars;
  • Statutory summary suspensions;
  • The constitutionality of roadblocks and roadside safety checks;
  • And much more!
Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.

 

Program Coordinator:
J. Brick Van Der Snick
, Van Der Snick Law Firm Ltd, St. Charles

Program Moderator:
Katherine A. Drummond
, Winstein, Kavensky, & Cunningham, LLC, Rock Island
 

 

Agenda

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.  Introduction and Opening Remarks
Katherine A. Drummond
, Winstein, Kavensky, & Cunningham, LLC, Rock Island

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Secretary of State Hearing Issues and the MDDP
Keep abreast of current Secretary of State hearing issues with this informative presentation. Topics include: driver’s license reinstatements; restricted driving permits; CDL; graduated driver’s license; and issues with sentencing. Monitoring Device Driving Permits (MDDP) is also discussed.
Larry A. Davis, Davis & LaScola, Ltd., Northfield
Ted Harvatin, Harvatin Law Offices, Springfield

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.  Motions to Vacate in Traffic Cases & Basic Traffic Issues
Did your client fail to appear in court? Was he found guilty in his absence? Or plead guilty without proper representation? Then don’t miss this informative segment that not only shows you how to navigate through the traffic court system, but also offers a guideline for those attorneys needing to address issues of Motions to Vacate!
Lisa L. Dunn, Massucci, Blomquist, & Anderson, Arlington Heights

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  Professionalism/Ethics*
This interactive segment explores the ethical issues arising out of technology, including social media.
J. Randall Cox, Feldman, Wasser, Draper, & Cox, Springfield

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Quick Hits
Join us for a quick look at several traffic law issues, including court supervision, misdemeanor discovery, People v. Kladis, and videotaping in squad cars.
Ted Harvatin, Harvatin Law Offices, Springfield

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Current DUI/Statutory Summary Suspensions
This panel discussion offers an overview of recent case law updates and collectively discusses the current relevant scenarios.
Moderator: David B. Franks, Franks & Rechenberg, P.C., Lake in the Hills
Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law, Sullivan
Hon. Kim L. Kelley, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Peoria
Jeffrey R. Hall, Hall, Rustom, & Fritz, LLC, East Peoria

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.  New Case Law and Legislation
Get the case law and legislative updates you need with this informative segment.
Ted P. Hammel, Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson, & Andreano LLC, Joliet

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Roadblocks and Roadside Safety Checks
This brief overview explores the constitutionality of roadblocks and roadside safety checks in the United States, as well as current case law regarding roadblocks and roadside safety checks in Illinois.
David B. Franks, Franks & Rechenberg, P.C., Lake in the Hills

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  DUI Testing: A Demonstration to Help You Advise Your Client
Get the information you need to help your client and your case with this controlled drinking demonstration in which breath instruments and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are applied to volunteers and discussed!
Nancy G. Easum, Illinois State Police Training Academy, Springfield
Ted P. Hammel, Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson, & Andreano LLC, Joliet
Osmart Rodriguez, Breath Analysis Technician, Illinois State Police, Springfield
Robert Wilson, Breath Analysis Technician, Illinois State Police, Springfield

 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval