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Can You Drive Under the Influence of Marijuana in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Kililis, PC | December 15, 2022

As of January 1, 2020, the recreational possession, consumption, and purchasing of marijuana in Illinois have been legal. Although it is not illegal to use marijuana, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of it. If you are caught doing so, you could face severe penalties, fines, and even jail time for driving under…
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Biden’s Administration Takes a Leap Towards the Decriminalization of Marijuana

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Kililis, PC | October 10, 2022

The Biden administration is taking the necessary steps to pardon thousands of Americans convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law. https://apnews.com/article/biden-marijuana-government-and-politics-2d5e3d9e2cfbbbe3ee114536738894a8


Posted on behalf of Donahue & Kililis, PC | September 28, 2022

Have you ever wondered about DUI, DWI, and OWI? Different states use different acronyms for crimes involving driving while impaired, and each state has its own laws regarding it. Illinois uses the term DUI for driving under the influence. Click here to learn the specificities of Illinois law.

Answers to Common DWI Questions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Kililis, PC | February 18, 2022

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a very common charge in Illinois that exposes defendants to criminal penalties such as jail time and fines as well as administrative consequences such as the loss of their driver’s license. Unfortunately, misinformation abounds when it comes to DUI laws in Illinois. Please continue reading for accurate answers to…
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Smell of Marijuana No Longer Probable Cause For Car Searches

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Kililis, PC | December 30, 2021

In Illinois, the smell of marijuana no longer gives probable cause for officers to do a warrantless search during traffic stops. https://foxillinois.com/news/local/smell-of-marijuana-no-longer-probable-cause-for-illinois-car-sear    

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