Monthly Archives: April 2011

Illinois Toll Violations can Be Disputed Online

  A new feature on the Tollway’s Web site now allows customers who receive a toll violation notice to view their license plate images and dispute toll violations online. A How-To Guide A violation notice number and license plate number … Continue reading

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Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists. The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be … Continue reading

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New Trial Granted in Illinois Drug Case

By Jay Wiegman, Office of the State Appellate Defender Prior to his jury trial on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, defendant Ira Mullins filed a motion in limine seeking to bar admission of … Continue reading

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Aggravated DUI Causing Death Upheld With Small Amount of Drugs

People v. Martin (found here: http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/SupremeCourt/2011/April/109102.pdf) is a complete embarrassment to our state’s jurisprudence, in my opinion. Aggravated DUI Causing Death is in fact our state’s version of vehicular homicide, as it is referred to in other states. (We used … Continue reading

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Business owner casts reasonable doubt on accuracy of speed cameras

Interesting article: Mr. Foreman, the owner of Eastover Auto Supply in Oxon Hill, examined dozens of citation photos of his company’s trucks that were issued along a camera-monitored stretch of Indian Head Highway his employees frequently travel. The camera company, … Continue reading

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DUI Appeal – Illinois Suspension Reversed Due to Video ‘Destruction’

In People of Illinois v. Aronson, — N.E.2d —-, 2011 WL 941306 (Ill.App. 2 Dist.), the arresting officer’s video of the defendant was ‘lost’ during a technical transfer or download of the video from the squad car to a disc … Continue reading

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Plane towing banner with messages critical of prosecutors flying over Palm Beach County Courthouse

Plane towing banner with messages critical of prosecutors flying over Palm Beach County Courthouse.

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