It only takes one mistake…one more drink, one time speeding in a construction zone, one too many traffic tickets…to find yourself facing a drivers license suspension, jail time and a criminal record in Illinois. If you made a mistake on the road, don’t face it alone: an experienced ISBA member lawyer can help you navigate the legal system.

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Illinois law states that no person can operate, register or maintain registration of a vehicle, nor let another person operate that vehicle, without a liability insurance policy. Furthermore, the...


Knowing what to do immediately after an accident can not only save a life but also minimize and often avoid legal problems.

  1. Always stop your car. No matter how slight the collision,...

If a driver’s license is revoked for any reason, an application must be submitted to the Illinois Secretary...


Even good drivers can be involved in an auto accident. If this happens, it’s important to know what to do both at the scene of the accident and immediately afterwards.

  1. Stay calm. Even...

A number of laws in Illinois apply specifically to motorcycle riding:

  • Illinois does not require bikers to wear helmets; however, strapping on a helmet may save your life.
  • ...

Dealing with minors is always a risk because they have the legal right to void or cancel some contracts and not be held liable for others. The greatest cause for concern is what happens if the...


Motorists often fail to realize that just one drink can impair their driving ability and lead to a serious accident.

DUI Laws In Illinois, those charged with a DUI offense, or “driving...


A new Illinois law tightens restrictions on young drivers and allows parents to view their minor children’s driving records. Other new laws address reckless homicide and the use of ignition...


Bicycling is one of the most popular outdoor sports for people of all ages. While it is an enjoyable way to get fit and have fun, it’s important to be equipped with bicycle safety “street smarts”...


Buying a car is a large expenditure. What could be more frustrating than discovering the car is a lemon? Illinois law provides recourse for turning that lemon into lemonade.

A new vehicle...


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