Articles From Thomas M. Moran

Recent cases of interest By Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2019 Summaries of recent cases of interest.
Recent cases of interest By Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, October 2018 Summaries of recent traffic law cases in the areas of proximate cause, non-consensual blood draws, private property, margin of error, state action, and agency and state action.
Recent cases and cases of interest By Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2016 Cases of interest to practitioners.
Recent cases and cases of interest By Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2010 Summaries of recent traffic law cases.
Recent traffic cases By Thomas M. Moran & James J. Ahern Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2009 Decisions related to recent traffic cases. 
Recent traffic cases By Thomas M. Moran & James J. Ahern Traffic Laws and Courts, September 2009 Recent cases of interest to traffic laws practitioners.
Recent traffic cases By Thomas M. Moran & James J. Ahern Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2009 Recent cases of interest to traffic laws practitioners.
Recent traffic cases By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2008 According to the First District Appellate Court, a defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when, after charging the defendant with domestic battery and aggravated battery upon a police officer, prosecutors withdrew, or nolle-prossed the charges after the defendant demanded trial and later re-filed a charge of aggravated battery after the defendant was released from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a parole violation. People v. Castillo, 372 Ill.App.3d 77, 865 N.E.2d 208, 309 Ill.Dec.845 (1st Dist 2007).
Recent traffic cases By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, February 2008 Section 12-503(c) of the Illinois Vehicle Code prohibits a person from operating a vehicle: …with any objects placed or suspended between the driver and the front windshield, rear window, side wings or side windows immediately adjacent to each side of the driver which materially obstructs the driver’s view. (Emphasis added).
Recent traffic cases By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2007 The trial court has authority to order that bond funds be used to provide restitution notwithstanding the fact that the bond is posted by someone other than the defendant.
Recent cases and cases of interest By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, August 2007 Recent traffic cases of interest.
Recent cases and cases of interest By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2007 In People v. Brady, No. 02-04-1281, ___ Ill.App.2d ___, ___ N.E.2d ___, ___ Ill.Dec. ___ (2nd Dist. 2007), Defendant was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving death of a person, aggravated reckless driving and drag racing.
Recent cases and cases of interest By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, January 2007 Recent cases of interest to traffic lawyers.
Recent cases By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, October 2005 Recent traffic cases and cases of interest.
Recent DUI cases By James J. Ahern & Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2004 In a decision from the Illinois Supreme Court filed September 23, 2004, the Court recognized that a defendant may successfully raise the "GERD defense" as a basis for excluding the result of a breath test.
DUIs & Custodial Interrogation By Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2004 For years prosecutors and defense attorneys have debated over what actually constitutes "custodial interrogation" in the context of a DUI stop.
Recent cases By Thomas M. Moran & James J. Ahern Traffic Laws and Courts, April 2004 A police officer has authority to stop a vehicle when the driver remains at a standstill for 20 seconds after the traffic control signal turns green. In People v. Kelly, No. #2-02-0274, ___ Ill.App.3d ___, 802 N.E.2d 850, 280 Ill.Dec. 599 (2d Dist. 2003), after the officer observed the defendant's vehicle remain stopped at an intersection for approximately 20 seconds after the light turned green.
Recent DUI cases By Thomas M. Moran & James J. Ahern Traffic Laws and Courts, January 2004 Supreme Court Rule 412(a)(i) requires that the State, as part of pretrial discovery and upon the defendant's request, supply the defendant with the names of persons whom the State intends to call as witnesses.
Recent DUI cases By Thomas M. Moran & James J. Ahern Real Estate Law, September 2003 Recent DUI cases.
The mandatory conversion of blood serum in DUI prosecutions By Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, November 2002 Pursuant to section 11-501.4 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/11-501.4 results of blood tests obtained during hospital treatment are admissible in DUI or Reckless Homicide prosecutions, provided the results were ordered in the regular course of medical treatment.

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