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July 2017

Illinois No Refusal DUI Initiative

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Criminal Law, Illinois DUI Law|Tags: , , , , , , |

Illinois is one of many states across the nation to adopt a No Refusal DUI Initiative, aimed at reducing accidents and deaths due to intoxicated driving. Under No Refusal, drivers who are pulled over and arrested for DUI may be issued a speedy warrant and compelled to take chemical sobriety tests. Each Illinois county has [...]

October 2016

Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule – Utah v Strieff

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , |

On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided on the case of Utah v. Strieff, 579 US__2016, ruling in favor of Utah. The case marked a vital point in determining when the Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule is applicable. Searches and Seizures and the Fourth Amendment The Fourth Amendment of the United [...]