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Section Newsletter Articles on DUI

An argument as to why emergency room medical records are inadmissible in a DUI prosecution By Rachel J. Hess Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2001 Scenario: Defendant was charged with various violations of the Illinois vehicle code including Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1) and (2).
Discovery in DUI, misdemeanor and traffic cases By J. Brick Van Der Snick Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2000 One of the most difficult and confusing parts of a driving while under the influence (DUI) prosecution by a State's Attorney or village prosecutor is the anomaly under the law of the right to discovery by the Defendant.
Driving relief—explaining those arrests … By David K. Harris & Robert Barewin General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 1999   A common basis for denial of driving relief by the Illinois Secretary of State is a finding that the driver's claimed "typical pattern of drinking" is inconsistent with multiple arrests. The following letter from the evaluator is a good example of how to address such finding at the next hearing.

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