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Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Illinois or Court of Appeals of Illinois where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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People v. Johnson - 12/15/2005
Docket No. 99815-Agenda 15-September 2005. In December 2003, defendant James "Steven" Johnson was tried before a jury in the circuit court of Champaign County for the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol. 625 ILCS...

People v. Campa - 12/1/2005
Docket No. 99501-Agenda 10-September 2005. At issue is whether defendant, Benjamin Campa, received a speedy trial as required by section 103-5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 (725 ILCS 5/103-5 (West 2000)). The...

People v. Mertz - 11/17/2005
Docket No. 96288-Agenda 1-May 2005. Following a jury trial in the circuit court of Coles County, defendant, Anthony B. Mertz, was convicted of first degree murder (720 ILCS 5/9-1(a) (West 2000)), home invasion (720 ILCS...

People v. Fort - 11/15/2005
The trial judge convicted defendant, Odell Fort, of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced him to 30 months' imprisonment. Defendant does not challenge the conviction or the sentence. He does raise issues concerning other...

People v. Quinones - 11/10/2005
Following a bench trial, defendant Juan Quinones was found guilty of two counts of defacing firearm identification marks and two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (UUW). Defendant was sentenced to four years in prison for...

People v. Rodriguez - 11/3/2005
Following a bench trial, defendant Hector Rodriguez was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years in prison. On appeal, defendant contends that he is entitled to a new trial because the...

People v. Cortez - 10/14/2005
Defendant, Paul Cortez, appeals his conviction, after a bench trial, of one count of driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater (625 ILCS 5/11--501(a)(1) (West 2002)). On appeal, defendant argues that the...

People v. McNett - 10/14/2005
In 1999, defendant, Daniel J. McNett, entered into a plea agreement resolving three felony traffic cases then pending against him in Lake County. Certain terms of the sentence the court imposed on him under the agreement were more...

People v. Boand - 9/30/2005
Following a jury trial, defendant, Joshua Boand, was convicted of the drug-induced homicide (720 ILCS 5/9--3.3(a) (West 2004)) and involuntary manslaughter (720 ILCS 5/9--3(a) (West 2004)) of Nicole Levin and the criminal sexual...

People ex rel Birkett v. Jorgensen - 9/22/2005
Docket No. 98988-Agenda 7-May 2005. Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 381(a) (188 Ill. 2d R. 381(a)), the State's Attorney of Du Page County filed a motion with this court for leave to file a complaint seeking a supervisory order...

People v. Slinkard - 9/20/2005
The issue presented in this appeal is whether defendant, Danny R. Slinkard, was proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11--501(a)(2) (West 2002)), improper lane usage...

People v. Sloup - 9/2/2005
Defendant, John L. Sloup, was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (720 ILCS 570/402(c) (West 2002)). He appeals, arguing that the trial court erred in denying his motion to quash the arrest and suppress the...

Bohner v. ACE American Insurance Co. - 8/26/2005
The plaintiff, Jeremy Bohner, was involved in a one-car automobile accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. The defendant, Ace American Insurance Co., refused to cover the loss of the plaintiff's vehicle, due to an...

McElmeel v. Village of Hoffman Estates - 8/26/2005
Plaintiffs Eric McElmeel, Elisa McElmeel individually and as independent administrator of the estate of Anthony D. McElmeel, deceased, and Matthew J. Lounds appeal an order of the circuit court of Cook County dismissing their...

People v. Barrier - 8/19/2005
Following a jury trial, defendant Sandra Barrier was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11--501(a)(2) (West 2002)). She was sentenced to two years' probation and 62 days in jail. She also was ordered to...

People v. Malin - 8/5/2005
Following a partially negotiated guilty plea, the defendant, David Malin, was convicted of four counts of reckless homicide (720 ILCS 5/9--3(a), (c)(1), (e--5) (West 2002)) and was sentenced to 4 concurrent terms of 10 years'...

People v. Kleutgen - 8/1/2005
The State appeals from orders of the circuit court of Kendall County rescinding the summary suspension of the driver's license of defendant, Jody E. Kleutgen, and quashing her arrest. The court entered the orders because it found...

Gumma v. White - 7/21/2005
Docket No. 97791-Agenda 16-November 2004. In this appeal we review the Secretary of State's decision to deny Ryan Gumma's petition to rescind the summary suspension of his driver's license, which was imposed pursuant to section...

Horvath v. White - 6/30/2005
Plaintiff, James T. Horvath, appeals the judgment of the circuit court of Cook County upholding the Illinois Secretary of State's (the Secretary) order suspending his license pursuant to recommendations and findings issued by hearing...

People v. Cordero - 6/10/2005
Defendant, Gabriel H. Cordero, appeals his convictions of driving under the influence (DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11--501(a)(2) (West 2000)) and operating an uninsured vehicle (625 ILCS 5/3--707 (West 2000)). Defendant moved the trial court to...

People v. Barcik - 6/2/2005
Defendant, Victor M. Barcik, and his fiancée's evening of drinking and bowling ended unpleasantly when defendant was once again arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). After a jury trial, defendant was convicted of two counts...

People v. Brener - 6/1/2005
On July 25, 2003, a Jo Daviess County grand jury indicted defendant, Thomas M. Brener, on two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11--501(d)(1)(C) (West 2002)). On April 20, 2004, the trial court...

People v. Bywater - 6/1/2005
Defendant, Brian Ray Bywater, was charged with driving without proof of insurance (625 ILCS 5/3--707(a) (West 2002)), improper lane usage (625 ILCS 5/11--709(a) (West 2002)), and two counts of driving while under the influence of...

People v. One 2000 GMC - 5/27/2005
Claimant, Daniel Durham, appeals from the judgment of the circuit court of Du Page County in favor of the State on its complaint for the forfeiture of a GMC vehicle owned by Durham. Durham contends that the forfeiture violates the...

People v. Cosenza - 5/19/2005
Docket No. 98074-Agenda 8-January 2005. In this case, the Secretary of State, pursuant to section 11-505.1 of the Vehicle Code, summarily suspended defendant's driving privileges after defendant, who had been arrested for...

People v. Banko - 5/16/2005
Defendant, Christopher R. Banko, appeals from an order of the circuit court of Kane County revoking his court supervision, which was imposed for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11- -501(a)(2) (West 2002))....

People v. O'Malley - 5/6/2005
After a bench trial before the circuit court of Lake County, defendant, John J. O'Malley, was found guilty of resisting or obstructing a peace officer (720 ILCS 5/31--1 (West 2002)) and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer...

People v. Luedemann - 5/4/2005
Early on a Saturday morning in August 2002, defendant, Derek M. Luedemann, was sitting in his car in front of his girlfriend's house, waiting for her to return home. Officer Eric Pate drove by, noticing that defendant's car was...

City of Highland Park v. Teamster Local Union No. 714 - 4/26/2005
Plaintiff, the City of Highland Park (the City), terminated Martin Stumpf, a police officer, after a jury found him guilty of one count of criminal trespass to a vehicle (720 ILCS 5/21--2 (West 2000)), a Class A misdemeanor....

People v. Bock - 4/22/2005
After a bench trial, defendant Candace Bock was found guilty of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and improper lane usage; she was given a conditional discharge sentence of one year of supervision, which included a...

People v. Bowman - 4/20/2005
Following a jury trial, defendant James Bowman was convicted of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to14 years' imprisonment for reckless homicide and 12 years' imprisonment for...

People v. Redmond - 4/18/2005
Defendant, Lorenzo Redmond, appeals his burglary conviction, arguing that (1) defendant was denied his right to a fair and impartial jury when the trial court did not strike a juror who failed to disclose a prior criminal charge for...

People v. Jordan - 12/8/2004
Following a bench trial, the court convicted defendant Christopher Jordan of endangering the life and health of a child in violation of section 12-21.6 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (the Code)(720 ILCS 5/12-21.6 (West 2002)). Defendant...

People v. Johnson - 12/3/2004
Defendant, James S. Johnson, appeals from his conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) November 29, 2004 (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2002)). On appeal, defendant argues that (1) the guilty verdict was against the manifest weight...

People v. Hood - 12/2/2004
Following a jury trial in Macoupin County, defendant Frederick Hood was convicted of illegal transportation of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-502(a) (West 2000)), failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk (625 ILCS 5/11- 1002(a) (West...

People v. Dea - 11/30/2004
A jury convicted defendant, Richard J. Dea, of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in violation of section 11-501(a)(2) of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2000)). He appeals his conviction, claiming the...

People v. Campa - 10/1/2004
Following a bench trial, defendant, Benjamin Campa, was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2000)), driving without a license (625 ILCS 5/6-101 (West 2000)), and operating an uninsured...

People v. DiPace - 9/30/2004
Defendant, Lorenzo DiPace, appeals from his convictions of Class 2 felony driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(c-1)(3) (West 2002)), and Class 4 felony driving while license revoked (625 ILCS 5/6-303(d) (West 2002))....

People v. Bonutti - 9/23/2004
Defendant, Boris P. Bonutti, was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2002)) and driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1) (West 2002))....

Village of Mundelein v. Minx - 9/7/2004
Defendant, Patrick Minx, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and his driving privileges were summarily suspended (cf. 625 ILCS 5/11-501.1 (West 2002)). Defendant petitioned to rescind the summary suspension and...

People v. Roland - 9/7/2004
The issue before us is the meaning of section 11-501(c-1)(2) of the Illinois Vehicle Code (Code) (625 ILCS 5/11-501(c-1)(2) (West 2000)). In appealing the partial dismissal of his postconviction petition, defendant, Thomas J. Roland,...

People v. Camp - 9/7/2004
Defendant, William Camp, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2002)). After discovery began, defendant moved to dismiss the charge, arguing that he could not receive a fair trial...

People v. Bass - 9/1/2004
In November 2001, the State charged defendant, Alonzo Bass, with one count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater. In June 2002, a jury found...

People v. McMillin - 9/1/2004
This case was prosecuted by a seasoned attorney who knew full well what the law permits a prosecutor to do and what the law prohibits a prosecutor from doing. It was defended by a lawyer who apparently lacked that knowledge. In the face of...

People v. Long - 8/25/2004
The State appeals from an order quashing the arrest of defendant, Michael G. Long, and suppressing the evidence stemming from that arrest. It contends that the court erred in finding that defendant lacked actual physical control of his...

Jones v. White - 8/23/2004
Following an April 2002 hearing, defendant, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, denied plaintiff, Robert F. Jones, Jr.'s petition for reinstatement of his full driving privileges. In July 2002, Jones filed a complaint for...

People v. Tibbetts - 8/17/2004
The defendant, Stephen Tibbetts, was charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) pursuant to section 11-501(d)(1) of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-501(d)(1) (West 2000)) and with the unlawful...

People v. Ceja - 7/30/2004
The defendant, Colleen Ceja, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1) (West 2002)). During the bench trial, the circuit court suppressed a videotape that contained only the audio portion...

People v. Rosinski - 7/21/2004
These cases are consolidated for the purposes of appeal. Defendants, David F. Rosinski, Theodore J. Rigas, Thomas J. Janozik, Anthony J. Gianfrancisco, Ivan Dukic, who were all represented by the same attorney, and Brett A. Jensen, were...

People v. Stipp - 6/23/2004
The defendant, Lonny R. Stipp, was convicted of two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1), (2) (West 2000)). He appeals, arguing that the trial court erred in admitting the results of his blood...

People v. Robinson - 6/16/2004
This appeal arises from defendant's conviction following a jury trial for driving with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was placed on a period of 18 months' court...

People v. Cantlin - 6/4/2004
Following a jury trial, defendant, Steven M. Cantlin, was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2002)). Defendant appeals, contending that (1) the trial court improperly allowed the State to...

People v. Synnott - 6/3/2004
Following a bench trial in the circuit court of Du Page County, defendant, James Synnott, was found not guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2002)), but was found guilty of speeding (625...

Village of Mundelein v. Marcis - 5/14/2004
Defendant, Jeanne Marcis, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2002)), and her driving privileges were **831 ***265 summarily suspended (see 625 ILCS 5/11- 501.1 (West 2002))....

People v. DuBose - 5/13/2004
On October 8, 2002, a Du Page County grand jury returned an indictment charging defendant, David DuBose, with five counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both (DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11- 501(d)(1)(C) (West 2000))....

People v. 1995 Ford Van, VIN 1FTJE34GOSHA15603 - 5/7/2004
In this appeal, we are faced with the question of whether the civil forfeiture of a vehicle under section 36-1 of the Criminal Code of *305 1961 (720 ILCS 5/36-1 (West 2000)) is barred by the claimant's acquittal of the underlying criminal...

People v. Laake - 5/4/2004
David Laake underwent a statutory summary suspension of his driver's license in connection with a DUI arrest. He filed motions to quash his arrest and rescind the summary suspension. The circuit judge conducted a hearing and denied both...

People v. Bagnell - 5/3/2004
A jury found the defendant, Robert E. Bagnell, Jr., guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2), (c-1)(3) (West 2002)) and driving while his license was revoked (*324 625 ILCS 5/6- 303(a), (d) (West 2002)). He...

People v. Hall - 4/9/2004
Following a jury trial in the circuit court of Iroquois County, defendant Carey Lee Hall was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Defendant filed a motion for a new trial alleging that the trial court erred in giving...

People v. Libberton - 3/29/2004
UNPUBLISHED SUPPLEMENTAL OPINION ON REHEARING We allowed defendant's petition for rehearing that requested that we reconsider our holding as to defendant's second contention on appeal in light of our supreme court's recent...

People v. Torres - 3/19/2004
UNPUBLISHED Following a stipulated bench trial, the defendant, Jose Torres, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and sentenced to serve 18 months' probation. On appeal, Torres argues that the...

People v. Lang - 3/9/2004
PUBLISHED Following a jury trial, the defendant, Walter Lang, was convicted of driving with a revoked license (625 ILCS 5/6--303(a) (West 1998)) and was sentenced to 2½ years' imprisonment. On appeal, the defendant argues that...

People v. Derr - 2/25/2004
UNPUBLISHED Life is short-shorter for some than others. Dennis Oberbeck's life was cut short on August 14, 1992, at the age of 43, when he succumbed to the kind of trauma that most men can easily survive. Oberbeck's .377...

People v. Ash - 2/23/2004
UNPUBLISHED A jury found defendant, Russell S. Ash, guilty of possession of a controlled substance (less than 15 grams) (720 ILCS 570/402(c) (West 2002)). Ash appeals on four grounds: (1) the trial court violated Supreme Court...

People v. Cosenza - 2/11/2004
UNPUBLISHED The petitioner, Paul A. Cosenza, petitioned to rescind the summary suspension of his driver's license after he failed to complete a breathalyzer test. The trial court denied his petition. On appeal, Cosenza argues...

People v. Smith - 1/30/2004
UNPUBLISHED Defendant, Travis Smith, was charged by indictment with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (720 ILCS 5/24--1.6(a)(1), (a)(3)(C) (West 2000)). Defendant moved to quash his arrest and suppress the handgun that was...

People v. Wilhelm - 1/27/2004
Defendant, Lois L. Wilhelm, was arrested and charged by information with driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) (West 2002)) and driving with a breath-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1)...

People v. Bartimo - 1/15/2004
UNPUBLISHED In March 2002, the State charged defendant, Anthony W. Bartimo, with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of cannabis. In July 2002, defendant filed a motion...

People v. Smith - 1/9/2004
In case No. 01-CF-3030, the defendant, Paul Smith, was *182 convicted of aggravated driving while license revoked (DWLR) (625 ILCS 5/6-303(a), (d) (West 2000)), a Class 4 felony. Smith was sentenced to 60 days' imprisonment in the Du Page...

People v. Rozela - 12/30/2003
UNPUBLISHED Defendant, Tracy E. Rozela, appeals from an order of the circuit court of Du Page County denying her petition to rescind the statutory summary suspension of her driver's license, pursuant to section 11--501.1 of the...

People v. Carter - 12/18/2003
UNPUBLISHED Following a bench trial, the defendant, Clemmie Carter, was found guilty of four counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon (720 ILCS 5/24--1.1 (West 1996)) and one count of possession of a firearm without a...

People v. Kelly - 12/10/2003
PUBLISHED Defendant, James J. Kelly, was charged in the circuit court of Du Page County with driving under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11--501(a)(1), (a)(2) (West 2000)), driving while his license was suspended (625 ILCS...

People v. Jones - 12/5/2003
PUBLISHED The defendant, James Jones, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol (aggravated DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11--501(a)(4), (a)(5), (a)(6), (c--1)(3) (West 2002)). Thereafter, the defendant filed a motion...

People v. Elizalde - 12/3/2003
PUBLISHED Defendant, Epifanio Elizalde, appeals from a judgment revoking his probation. Defendant's underlying conviction was his third conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol. Defendant points out that the trial...

People v. Hood - 11/3/2003
PUBLISHED In December 2000, the State charged defendant, Frederick E. Hood, with reckless homicide, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, and failure to yield to a pedestrian in the...

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