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Man’s blood alcohol content level at .252 following accident

All driving under the influence charges are serious. Drunk driving charges can lead to various criminal and social penalties. Those found guilty of DUI can be sentenced to jail time, community service, large fines and lose their drivers’ licenses. The time and expense can be daunting. However, there are certain aggravating factors that can increase the severity of DUI charges in Illinois — and with these increased charges come increased penalties. These aggravating factors include the number of DUIs a person has…

9 people face federal racketeering charges in chicago

A seven-years-long investigation by a variety of federal agents has led to criminal charges against nine Chicago residents. Each of these people were already in federal or state custody when the indictment was issued. These people face federal racketeering charges stemming from a variety of violent behavior. According to federal investigators, the nine people were members of a South Side gang and had been involved in the murder of five individuals between 2006 and 2008. The federal authorities also accuse…

Man faces aggravated dui charge after crashing into home

Drunk driving charges can vary depending on the circumstances. If a person causes property damage or injures another person while driving drunk, the penalties for drunk driving can significantly increase. One Chicago-area man is facing serious drunk driving charges following an accident. According to police, the 32-year-old man from Kenosha was driving an SUV one morning when he lost control over the car. At around 4:00 a.m., his car left the road and hit a nearby house. Police say that…

Woman arrested for dui after crash

In order to be found guilty of driving under the influence in Illinois, prosecutors must show that people were driving with a blood alcohol content level over the legal limit of .08 percent. In order to prove this, police use a variety of testing methods. These methods include field sobriety tests, breath tests and blood tests. Each of these tests has very specific ways that they need to be administered in order to be accurate. If they are not correctly…

Changes implemented to illinois ignition interlock device system

Plain and simple, people make mistakes. While some mistakes do not really cause harm, others can lead to months or years of consequences. Unfortunately for some, driving under the influence is a mistake that can follow them for many years. Even for a first-offense DUI people can face serious consequences in Illinois. For a first-offense, people can be sentenced to up to a year in prison and have their drivers’ licenses suspended for up to six months. Subsequent DUI arrests will lead…

illinois police to increase dui patrols for labor day

The end of summer is right around the corner. With the end of summer, come Labor Day festivities for Chicago residents. People use the long weekend to have fun with family and friends. Many of these festivities may involve alcohol and it can be easy for people to make the mistake of driving a car, motorcycle or boat after having had too much to drink. This can easily lead to serious drunk driving charges. Illinois residents need to know that…

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