This Chicago DUI lawyer has posted here, here, and here about expenses tied to traffic violations, including DUI. She's even posted here that there were signs of a retreat from adding more fees and fines. Alas, she regrets she may have posted too soon in that regard.
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code, the Clerks of Courts Act, and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that any person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a serious traffic violation, as defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code, shall pay an additional fee of $40 (rather than $20). Provides that $15 (rather than $7.50) of the fee shall be deposited into the Fire Prevention Fund in the State treasury, $15 (rather than $7.50) shall be deposited into the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Fund in the State treasury, and $10 (rather than $5) shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Makes technical changes. Effective 60 days after becoming law.Serious traffic violations include DUI's. Can anyone out there tell me what a DUI arrest has to do with the Fire Prevention Fund?