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Category: DUI Defense

Aggravated DUI in Illinois

In the past few decades, the enforcement and penalties associated with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) have grown significantly more aggressive across the country. In addition, the legal limit as to what constitutes “under the influence” has dropped in Illinois, from a 1.5 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in the 1950s to 1.0 in (Read More)

Field Sobriety Tests and DUI Defense

If you are stopped by law enforcement while driving and the officers suspect you have been drinking, they may want to perform different kinds of tests to determine whether you are driving under the influence (DUI). In addition to Breathalyzer and blood tests, the results of which must be processed by a forensic lab, officers (Read More)

Marijuana DUI in Chicago

Every driver should know that driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is against the law. However, many people do not actively consider that it is also against the law to drive under the influence of marijuana. Illinois law specifically makes it unlawful to drive under the influence of any intoxicating compound, drug, or (Read More)

DUI & BAC Law in Illinois

Driving is a privilege afforded to many residents all throughout Illinois, but it is one that comes with specific responsibilities. Those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol may see that privilege revoked, and may even be forced to spend time in jail. In all states, a person with a blood-alcohol level (BAC) of (Read More)

Underage Drinking in Illinois

Like all 50 states in the United States, Illinois law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 years from drinking alcohol. The legal age of 21 is largely due to the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 (23 U.S.C. § 158), which states that any state that sets a legal drinking age below 21 (Read More)

The Role of Forensic Labs in DUI Defense

If you are facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois, there are many potential defenses that an experienced attorney will explore. For example, a criminal defense attorney will examine the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop and arrest to ensure that law enforcement officers did not violate your constitutional rights against unreasonable search (Read More)

Chicago Tour Bus Driver Sentenced to 34 Years For Aggravated DUI, Felony Convictions

Drinking alcohol and driving don’t mix well, and neither do DUI charges and other felony crimes. A Chicago man learned this this hard way this week after being sentenced to 34 years in prison for drunk driving which resulted in the death of a young woman and unrelated sexual assault charges. The Chicago Tribune reports (Read More)

Defense Attorneys Argue that DUI Charges in Computer Cleaner Huffing Case are Unconstitutional

It may come as no surprise that Illinois DUI laws prohibit the consumption of intoxicating substances other than just alcohol when operating a motor vehicle. In fact, Illinois law specifically prohibits the use of many different substances that can cause intoxication. The extent of DUI laws when it comes to intoxicating substances is being tested (Read More)

Chicago Man Faces Aggravated DUI Charges after Allegedly Injuring Nine People in Accident

Drunk driving charges can seriously impact a person’s life professionally, socially, and financially.  DUI charges can become even more serious when a drunk driving accident has resulted in the injury or death of another person. While not all drunk driving accidents result in vehicular homicide charges, they can lead to jail time, penalties, and other (Read More)