Summary Suspension Hearings and Warnings to Motorists: Sorting It All Out

Summary Suspension Hearings and Warnings to Motorists: Sorting It All Out

03-03-20 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
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      Summary Suspension Hearings and Warnings to Motorists: Sorting It All Out

Instructor: Jennifer Cifaldi,

Illinois Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

March 3, 2020
8:30am – 12:30pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: March 2, 2020
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

This 4-hour course was created by Jennifer Cifaldi, the Illinois Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor.  This program was developed with the intent of providing law enforcement and prosecutors with the knowledge and skills to successfully use the proper Warnings to Motorists and remove the impaired drivers from our Illinois’ roadways.  Additionally, they will be provided with a case law update to help them navigate their way through DUI courts.


For the officers: This class will instruct you on the various Warnings to Motorists used for the Illinois implied consent law.  The officer will be able to recognize which Warning to read depending on the facts presented.  The officers will also know how to assist the Prosecutor in the courtroom with effective testimony during the summary suspension hearings to avoid having the suspension rescinded.


For the Prosecutors: This program will provide you with the tools on how to successfully defend Petitions to Rescind Summary Suspensions.  You will walk away from this course with the confidence needed in your case so as not to negotiate the suspension as part of the criminal case.  You will have a better understanding of the Warnings that Officers issue and will be well versed in the relevant case law.

Course Content
  • Understand the various Warnings to Motorist and know under what circumstances each Warning should be utilized
  • Successfully defend Petitions to Rescind Statutory Summary Suspensions
  • Cite the relevant case law
  • Be better prepared to testify at Summary Suspension Hearings


About the Instructor Jennifer Cifaldi

Jennifer Cifaldi is the Illinois Traffic Safety Prosecutor. She was an Assistant State’s Attorney for 20 years in Adams County, Illinois and has been prosecuting DUI’s within her county for over 15 years. In 2007, Jennifer implemented a DUI search warrant program within Adams County and has seen nothing but success from it. She has previously worked with the Dept. of Transportation to share this program with other counties throughout the State and has presented nationally on this program. In July of 2016, Jennifer was presented with an award for the National Prosecutor of the Year due to her development of her “No Refusal Search Warrant Program” and her willingness to share it with other prosecutors and law enforcement agencies.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper use of LE Authority and Legal Updates