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Section Newsletter Articles From Ari M. Trubitt

Is a motorist obligated to exit his vehicle following a stop by police for a traffic violation? By Ari M. Trubitt Traffic Laws and Courts, May 2002 It is not an uncommon scenario that police will effect a traffic stop of a motor vehicle for a minor traffic violation, which results in the discovery of other criminal activity on the part of the driver and/or passenger(s).
Can a person arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol refuse to submit to chemical testing unless afforded an opportunity to consult with an attorney? By Ari M. Trubitt Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2001 This article will discuss the case law and issues regarding a motorist's request to speak to an attorney upon being requested to submit to chemical testing following an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The defense of “sleeping it off” to the charge of driving under the influence in light of City of Naperville v. Watson By Ari M. Trubitt Traffic Laws and Courts, July 2000 Pursuant to Illinois Statute, it is unlawful for a person to operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within the State of Illinois while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination thereof. 625 ILCS 5/11-501, (1992).

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