Chicago Area Criminal DUI and Traffic Case Results

Improper use of a motor vehicle, UUW (gun), Possession of Cannabis

July 2012

Driving While Suspended, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Cannabis Chicago - Charges Dismissed

Client charged in Chicago with Improper use of a motor vehicle because of too many passengers (one was a dog). This led to Class A misdemeanor charges punishable by up to 364 days in jail. Those criminal charges included Driving While Suspended, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and finally, Possession of Cannabis. However, the officer was mistaken about one detail. A dog is not a "passenger" under Illinois law, and we were able to achieve a dismissal of all charges.


Steven H. Fagan

Steve Fagan graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign with a degree in political science. He earned his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Steve practices law with a single-minded devotion to one thing – the needs and desires of the client.  Steve is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association, and has taught other attorneys in Continuing Legal Education courses.

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