Roadblocks & U-Turns

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As the holiday season is upon us, the lawyers at Griffin|Williams LLP have attended several holiday parties and answered hundreds of “quick questions” from friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The inquiries range from concerns over traffic tickets to estate plans, real estate transactions to business disputes and much more. A question about police roadblocks and the propriety of u-turns to avoid them stood out. The question concerns a circumstance most everyone has experienced – – a police roadblock. The thought that crosses many drivers’ minds when confronted with a roadblock and the long line preceding it is, what if I “pulled a u-ey” and avoided this mess? Could the police stop me for simply making a u-turn? A recent Illinois Appellate … Read More