Noll Law Office DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

  • Mar 30

    To Plead or Not To Plead: 3 Common Illinois DUI Defenses

    Generally speaking, when a person is accused of DUI in Illinois, he or she automatically thinks the case is over and a guilty plea is the only option. This conclusion isn't hard to understand, as many cases involve a person who didn't do well on a field sobriety test, a ...  Read More

  • Mar 22

    Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices in Illinois: The FAQs

    In Illinois, Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices are more common than you might think. According to the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State, around 12,000 people in the state drive around with one of these devices installed in their truck or car each year.A BAIID device will not allow ...  Read More

  • Mar 17

    Medical Marijuana and the DUI Gray Area

    In Illinois, drivers automatically receive a DUI charge if they're caught driving with marijuana in their systems. Fox 55/27 reports that the state is labeling its Medical Marijuana Pilot Program as one of the strictest in the US. A person cannot legally buy the medicine until a doctor has certified ...  Read More

  • Mar 17

    Kane County Launching “No-Refusal” Initiative For St. Patrick’s Day

    As reported by the Kane County Chronicle, the county's State's Attorney's Office recently announced it will conduct a "no-refusal" operation on March 17, 2016. The office issued a release stating that all local agencies are going to be cooperating in this effort. Joe McMahon, State's Attorney, says his goal is ...  Read More

  • Mar 12

    Springfield Man Acquitted of DUI

    James Stewart, a local Springfield police officer, was acquitted in the Sangamon County Circuit Court of DUI charges he faced after crashing his vehicle back in 2014, reports the Illinois Times.In April 2014, it was discovered that Stewart had a bottle of bourbon in his car that was about two-thirds ...  Read More

  • Mar 9

    Chicago Man Wrongfully Accused of Armed Robbery Awarded $1 Million

    Chicago will pay out $1 million to a man who was wrongfully prosecuted for armed robbery and spent two years sitting in jail for a crime he didn't even commit, as reported by the Chicago-Sun Times.On Wednesday, February 10th, a Cook County jury awarded 24-year-old Jermaine Durdin the money after ...  Read More