When Illinois police make a traffic stop, it is not uncommon for the situation to escalate to something more than a speeding ticket or a warning about a malfunctioning brake light. Law enforcement officers often take full advantage of the moments when they are standing outside a vehicle to obtain as much information as possible about the people inside. Sometimes that information becomes probable cause for arrest for drug crimes.
Losing one's driver's license because of a DUI conviction often means months of inconvenience, embarrassment and frustration. Every day is a reminder of the mistake that cost the driver his or her license and perhaps other consequences as well. Driver's license reinstatement is an important step in an Illinois driver getting his or her life back on track. However, the process is complicated.
This holiday season, those in Illinois and beyond will likely be rushing to check off everything on their to-do lists. Preparing for parties, dinners and gift-giving means spending a lot of time shopping, and nothing can be more frustrating when one is in a hurry than circling a crowded parking lot looking for a place to park. However, drivers who are tempted to slip into an empty space reserved for drivers and passengers with handicaps may find themselves facing the penalties for traffic violations.