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Larry Davis
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • Illinois
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Larry A. Davis graduated from Northwestern University (B.A. cum laude, 1973) and DePaul University (J.D. 1976). He is currently the principal of The Davis Law Group, P.C. in Northfield, IL . His practice is now concentrated in the area of DUI Defense and administrative hearings before the Secretary of State. He was a co-drafter of the original Illinois Summary Suspension Law and drafted revisions to the current Illinois MDDP law on behalf of the ISBA. He is a member of the legislative subcommittee for the ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council. He is a chapter author of the IICLE Handbook on Defense of DUI. He was also co-editor of the Section Council's Traffic Laws & Courts Newsletter.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Davis Law Group, P.C.
Criminal Defense Law Firm
DePaul University
Honors: cum laude
Northwestern University
Honors: cum laude
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council
Articles & Publications
Defending DUI Practice and Procedure
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
The Medical Cannabis Act and Illinois DUI Law
Illinois State Bar Association
Demystifying Illinois DUI Sentencing
Illinois State Bar Association
Representing Revoked or Suspended Drivers Before the Secretary of State
Illinois State Bar Association
New DUI, Traffic Laws Stiffen Penalties
Illinois State Bar Association
Representing Revoked or Suspended Drivers Before the Secretary of State
Illinois State Bar Association
Constitutional Implications and Developments in the Illinois Summary Suspension Law
Illinois State Bar Association
Application of the Illinois Summary Suspension Law
Illinois State Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Illinois Traffic Law Legislative Highlights, Chicago, IL.
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Secretary of State Administrative Hearings, Batavia, IL.
Kane County DUI & Substance Abuse Service Providers
Illinois Secretary of State Related Issues and DUI Provisions of Cannabis Law, Palatine
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
DUI and Traffic Law Updates, Hoffman Estates, IL.
Illinois State Bar Association
Advanced DUI and Traffic Law Updates - Fall 2017, East Peoria, IL
Illinois State Bar Association
Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered

Q. 51 in a 30 in Lake County, IL. Clean record otherwise, going to court tomorrow hoping for supervision. Need a lawyer?
A: Yes you should absolutely retain an attorney who can assist you in keeping the matter off of your public record (for insurance purposes, etc.).
Q. I received a cell phone ticket in Chicago and the police officer set the court date at 19 after issuance.
A: Supreme Court Rule 504 - 14-60 days / not 21-60 days The date set is within the rule
Q. License reinstatement Illinois?
A: Your question cannot be answered with a simple on-line answer. My strong suggestion is that you contact an attorney in Illinois whose practice is concentrated in the area of administrative Sec of State hearings and can guide you. Once you have been denied, the denial creates additional issues that you need to address over and above the normal application process. Good luck in getting this resolved.
Q. In the state of IL, do I have to be present in traffic court if I have a lawyer?
A: Not necessarily if you have a valid reason for not being able to be present. A lawyer would provide you with an Affidavit and would be able to assist you in most circumstances without the need for you to be present.
Q. Do I qualify for possible court supervision on a MUST APPEAR IN COURT TICKET for going 20 over the speed limit?
A: Yes you are - however, you should be represented by legal counsel to accomplish this.
Q. Will my license be suspended?
A: Hire an attorney who regularly practices in Lake County to avoid any problems with your record/license.
Q. I got a ticket for expired registration in a company work truck, going to a job site.
A: Unfortunately, as the driver of the vehicle - you are responsible.
Q. My first dui was a felony can I get supervision on my second one in the state of Illinois
A: No. A prior DUI disposition - anytime in your life - including supervision, probation, conditional discharge bars you from being considered for supervision in the future.
Q. I live in Illinois and I have 3 DUI convictions July of 2018 will be 5 years since the last one
A: I assume that you are indicating that you had a five year revocation and that you are eligible to be considered for reinstatement in 7/18. Please be aware that if you have 2 or more convictions you will first be required to drive on a restricted driving permit for 5 years with a BAIID device.
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Contact & Map
The Davis Law Group, P.C.
Main Office
191 Waukegan Rd
Northfield, IL 60093
Telephone: (847) 390-8500
Fax: (847) 390-8100
The Davis Law Group, P.C.
Chicago Office
420 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone: (312) 736-2052