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What Should You Do If You Are Pulled Over for a DUI?

When it comes to serious driving offenses, there are few things more devastating than being charged with a DUI. The consequences of such a charge can be life-changing, and not in a good way. That is why it is important that you understand what to do should you ever be pulled over the suspicion of driving while under the influence. There are a few things in particular that you should keep in mind in order to get out of the…

Top Reasons You Shouldn’t Drink and Drive This Weekend

The prevalence of drinking and driving in the state of Illinois is staggering. When you consider that the penalties for a DUI charge can involve a fine, vehicle impoundment, a suspended driver’s license for a year or more as well as imprisonment, it’s difficult to understand why anyone would take the risk and get behind the wheel when they are impaired. Nonetheless every year thousands of people in the state choose to engage in the life-threatening activity. Not only is…

Here’s Why You Need to Hire a DUI Attorney

Being arrested and charged with driving under influence (DUI) can be an arduous situation for you. Worse still, your reputation could be at stake. Moreover, there is a possibility of the suspension of your driver’s license, hefty penalties and even potential jail time. A lot of these consequences can be avoided with one person by your side – a skilled and a knowledgeable DUI attorney. Hiring a DUI attorney is in a defendant’s best interest as not only can the…

What to Do If You Get Pulled over for DUI

It is crucial that you know what your rights are when you’re accused of a crime. While the best way to prevent getting stuck with a DUI charge in Chicago is to not drive after drinking, there may come a time when you might be pulled over by a police officer over suspicion of drunken driving. Picture this – you’re driving home after spending an evening with friends over a few laughs, good food and maybe even a glass of…

Teenagers and Drunk Driving

Car and road accidents are a common result of loss of life in most cities. Car accidents happen all the time and there are several reasons behind it. Bad driving, under age driving, speeding, loss of control of the car are a few. Drinking and driving is also a common cause of car accidents. When you drink and drive, your ability to judge distance and speed is affected. Although people who are drunk may believe they have perfect control of…

Common Traffic Violations Committed by Drunk Drivers

Drinking and driving is a major social problem and it can potentially lead to the loss of lives. Many High Schools and Colleges host regular lectures in order to increase awareness. While on the one hand, these awareness campaigns may help instill a sense of responsibility and fear in individuals, talking to people about the problem and what their ideas on stopping it may help too. There are many traffic violations caused as a result of DUI. Here are a…

Commercial Driver’s License CDL and DUI

Getting a DUI in Illinois is serious business; it’s even more serious if you have a commercial driver’s license. There are many ways in which people who hold commercial driver’s licenses are held to higher standards with regard to the law throughout the United States. This is especially true with DUIs, and the cost is far greater as a DUI puts in jeopardy your ability to earn a living. First, the law with regard to DUI applies to holders of…

If I am pulled over for suspicion of DUI and I do not cooperate with law enforcement, what are the penalties? What are the penalties if I am convicted of drunk driving / DUI?

Who hasn’t heard anecdotal stories about people being pulled over for driving under the influence and refusing to cooperate with field sobriety tests or breathalyzer tests because it’s their “constitutional right”? What you don’t hear about are the penalties that driver has simultaneously risked facing in doing so. Do you know the penalties for refusal to cooperate or, worse, for conviction of DUI? So, you’ve been pulled over for suspicion of DUI, you’ve done all the right things with regard…

Police Conducting Special Patrols this St. Patrick’s Day Season to Crack Down on Drunk Driving

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 is only a week away.  There are several local parades happening in Chicago land to celebrate. Last weekend was the Elmhurst parade, other local parade’s are the Forest Park, the downtown Chicago parade and of course the Chicago South Side parade. Everyone loves a parade, and on St. Patrick’s day – everyone is Irish! However, it is also important to be careful and to avoid drinking and driving.  According to Trib Local  “Too often St. Patrick’s Day…

Bail Set For Man Charged w/ DUI That Killed a Dump Truck Driver on I-94

According to the Southtown Star / Chicago Sun Times bail was set for $1 million for the man charged with aggravated DUI that caused a fatal accident and killed a dump truck driver on the Dan Ryan. The accident occurred in November – police at the scene of the crash said Leon looked “very high,” and he was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center for a DUI test, which detected cocaine in his system, prosecutors said. Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois…

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