DUI Statutory Summary Suspensions 

Source Blog Post 1: https://www.herzberglawfirm.com/blog/2023/01/illinois-statutory-summary-suspension-first-offender/ Source Blog Post 2: https://www.herzberglawfirm.com/blog/2023/01/illinois-statutory-summary-suspension-second-or-multiple-offender/ Source Blog Post 3: https://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/illinois-restricted-driving-permit-rdp.html In Illinois, if you are arrested for a DUI that results in a Statutory Summary Suspension (SSS) of your driver’s license. The clock starts when you are served with the Notice of Statutory Summary Suspension, and the SSS begins on the 46th day after…

Penalties for Paying Your Illinois Traffic Ticket Late

Starting July 1, 2021, in Illinois, licenses will no longer be suspended or revoked when a driver fails to pay traffic tickets or fines. Unfortunately, that does not mean you can ignore your tickets and hope they go away; there are still significant penalties in Illinois for failing to pay your traffic ticket in a…

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License in Illinois

The Attorneys at Finegan Rinker & Ghrist have defended hundreds of Driving on Suspended and Driving on Revoked cases throughout Central Illinois and would be happy to discuss your case with you for free. Potential Penalties The potential consequences for driving on a suspended or revoked license in Illinois depend on a variety of factors.…

Illinois Expungements and Sealing

llinois Expungements and Sealing How do I clear up my criminal record?  This is a common question that clients ask before, during, and especially after being charged with a criminal offense.  The attorneys at Finegan Rinker & Ghrist know how important it is to you to clear your good name and avoid potential employers from disqualifying you…

New Methods to Detect Marijuana-Impaired DUIs

There is a growing national trend to legalize medical and recreational use of marijuana. Currently thirty-four states allow for medical marijuana and cannabis programs, while ten states permit recreational marijuana use. Illinois joined the trend when it passed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act in 2013, making medical marijuana use legal for…

Traffic Violations that Can Threaten Your CDL

If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), it is important to be familiar with Illinois laws concerning your CDL privileges. Illinois law imposes more severe penalties for driving violations on CDL holders than regular driver’s license holders, and your CDL can be disqualified for a variety of traffic violations.              Under the Illinois Vehicle Code,…

Misdemeanor Speeding Tickets in Illinois

Misdemeanor Speeding in the State of Illinois A traffic citation that all drivers know about is speeding.  However, what most drivers don’t know is that in the state of Illinois speeding can be either a petty or a misdemeanor offense.  While a petty offense may not require a court appearance, a misdemeanor offense does. In Illinois the…

Social Security Exempt in Bankruptcy

Many people looking at filing bankruptcy often have social security as a source of income and are scared to lose it.  While creditors like to scare people into thinking they will lose all their money if they don’t pay back a debt, social security is in fact exempt from almost all creditors, with the federal government…

New 2016 Illinois DUI Laws

At the beginning of 2016 Illinois implemented new laws that affect people charged with Driving Under the Influence citations (DUIs).  The reasoning behind the changes was to allow people to continue driving without any unnecessary hardships imposed, even after being charge with a DUI. One of the main changes associated with the new law is…