This illegal traffic stop lead to a drug conviction and 7 years in prison. Luckily for Defendant, the appellate court reversed the conviction and set him free, due to an undue delay by the police. The officer's testimony that he could smell weed did not save the day for the prosecution. [Read more…]
People will forever try to avoid DUI checkpoints legally. An Illinois criminal court decision suggests that is theoretically possible? But is it practically possible? [Read more…]
Defendant should not have been stopped because of a U-turn to avoid a traffic safety checkpoint. Defendant's driving while license suspended conviction and 90 days in jail is reversed.