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Section Newsletter Articles on Traffic Law

Should courtroom-provided petitions to rescind summary suspension go up in smoke? By Kal Issa Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2018 An overview of the procedural issues that arise as the result of new substantive criminal offenses in Illinois.
Statutory summary suspension affirmed where petitioner failed to present some evidence that parking lot did not constitute a public highway By David Franks Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2018 A summary of People v. Relwani, in which the defendant was arrested for driving under the influence after being found sleeping in the driver's seat of his vehicle with the ignition on and engine running.
Appellate court finds that blood in defendant’s mouth invalidated blood test By J. Brick Van Der Snick Traffic Laws and Courts, October 2018 A summary of People v. Ernsting, in which the appellate court affirmed the trial court's granting of the defendant's motion to suppress and petition to rescind.
Low-speed bicycles and driving while revoked/suspended By Ted Harvatin Traffic Laws and Courts, October 2018 The Illinois General Assembly, recognizing the growing popularity of power-assisted bicycles and the lack of clarity regarding regulatory oversight of them, recently enacted legislation to address these uncertainties.
Probable cause in your DUI case By Hon. Joel Berg Traffic Laws and Courts, October 2018 An at-a-glance reference for the next time you have a summary suspension or motion to suppress hearing in a DUI case.
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.
Appellate court affirms finding of guilty after stipulated bench trial By J. Brick Van Der Snick Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2018 In People v. Beck, the appellate court affirmed the lower court's finding that the testimony pertaining to retrograde extrapolation met the Frye standard.

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