Driving Offenses in Aurora, IL
Charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license, or speeding?
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Recent Case Law and News:
DUI 1st Dist.
People v. Strobel, 2014 IL App (1st) 130300 (June 30, 2014) Cook Co., 2d Div. (PIERCE) Reversed and remanded.
Court’s discovery sanction barred State from presenting any testimony or video at trial as to DUI field sobriety tests due to lack of contemporaneous audio recording. Sanction was too harsh, as no evidence in record to support inference or suggestion that police or prosecution intentionally or inadvertently destroyed any preexisting discoverable evidence. (HARRIS and LIU, concurring.)
Driving While Suspended 3d Dist.
People v. Cummings, 2014 IL 115769 (March 20, 2014) Whiteside Co. (THEIS) Appellate court affirmed.
Police officer violated fourth amendment when, after stopping a van solely because it was registered to a woman with outstanding arrest warrant, he asked male driver for driver’s license. Unless an officer’s request for identification is related to the reason for the traffic stop, it impermissibly extends the stop and violates the fourth amendment. Officer lacked reasonable suspicion after he learned the defendant could not be the subject of the outstanding arrest warrant, his request for the Defendant’s license impermissibly prolonged the stop and violated the fourth amendment. (FREEMAN, KILBRIDE, KARMEIER, and BURKE, concurring.)
Search and Seizure No. 116223, 4th Dist.
This case presents question as to whether trial court properly denied defendant’s motion to suppress cannabis that was seized from defendant, who was passenger in vehicle stopped for alleged violation of section 3-413(b) of Ill. Vehicle Code, where parts of trailer hitch on vehicle obscured some numbers on license plate. Appellate Court, in reversing trial court, found that officer should not have stopped vehicle because section 3-413(b) only prohibits obstructive objects that are attached to license plate and does not pertain to obstructions, like trailer hitch, that are not attached to license plate. Appellate Court further noted that officer had conceded that he was able to clearly see entire plate once he had stopped and approached vehicle.
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