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…

Auto Safety Facts

Over the years car safety has increased through a variety of ways.  Seatbelts have always been an integral part of a car’s safety equipment, but the recent awareness to a seatbelt’s effectiveness has increased the amount of drivers using them.  Along with seatbelts, the increase in the effectiveness of airbags and child restrain systems has…