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Newsletter articles from 2014

10 tips for negotiating DUI cases: One prosecutor’s perspective By Jeremy J. Richey March 2014 This article contains ten quick tips, from this author-prosecutor’s perspective, that will help improve your next results at the negotiation table.
Chasing zero: The NTSB recommendation to lower BAC limits from .08 to .05 By J. Brick Van Der Snick March 2014 Lowering the limit would place a heavier burden on the prosecutor’s office with a drastic increase in the passage of field sobriety tests by those suspected of impaired driving.
How far can police go in a traffic stop? By Liam Dixon January 2014 In People v. Cummings, the Illinois Supreme Court will have the opportunity to review how far an officer can go when the information forming the basis for a stop is erroneous.
Is the Illinois summary revocation law enforceable? By Larry A. Davis January 2014 As things currently stand, law enforcement officers should be properly trained that where probable cause to arrest for DUI exists prior to requesting testing, warnings must be given pursuant to Section 11-501.1 and where such reasonable grounds do not exist, warnings must provided under Section 11-501.6.
Your think your client is going to lie on the stand—The classic dilemma of a criminal defense lawyer By Juliet Boyd March 2014 What is a lawyer to do when her duty of confidentiality under R.P.C. 1.6 conflicts with her duty of candor towards a tribunal pursuant to R.P.C. 3.3?