Case summaryBy David B. FranksMarch 2007On August 18, 2002 the Defendant, Catherine Sturgess, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Did People v. McKown “Frye” the HGN test?By Christopher B. KlisDecember 2007The old saying be careful of what you ask for because you just might get it, applies to all DUI practitioners. If you object at trial to the admission of the HGN based on Frye, be prepared to conduct a full hearing regarding the test. The attorneys from both sides who are the first to conduct a full Frye hearing regarding the admission of the HGN, will inevitably change the course of future DUI trials in the state.
New Interlock Law important provisionsBy Edward M. MaloneyDecember 2007According to the Secretary of State DUI fact book 2007, which is the most recent data on this information, there are approximately 50,000 DUI arrest in Illinois in 2004.
New law abolishes judicial driving permitsBy Edward M. MaloneyMarch 2007Recently, MADD, AAIM and other support groups came to the conclusion that the increased use of BAIID or SCRAM devices would reduce the DUI recidivist rate.
Recent cases and cases of interestBy James J. AhernJune 2007Section 6-303 of the Illinois Vehicle Code prohibits a person from driving a vehicle while the driver’s license is suspended or revoked.
Recent cases and cases of interestBy James J. Ahern & Thomas M. MoranMarch 2007In 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 traffic casesBy James J. Ahern & Thomas M. MoranDecember 2007The 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.