Do I need to take a breathalyzer test if I’m pulled over?
This is a difficult question to answer, because it depends on the situation you are in. Every time you drive a car in Illinois, you are giving “implied consent” to being tested for alcohol, if a police officer believes you are under the influence. As a result, there are possible consequences for refusing a breathalyzer. […]Read More
My child was arrested for DUI: What should I do?
Teenagers make mistakes; it is part of growing up. But sometimes, those mistakes come with incredibly harsh consequences. Getting arrested for drunk driving is one such case. If your child is facing DUI charges, you should know what you can do to protect your child and their future. Talk to a lawyer As soon as […]Read More
Higher traffic injury data spurs influenced drivers initiative
Though Illinois legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older, there are still many regulations and restrictions on it. Alongside alcohol, authorities must adapt to the potential risks of a new, legal drug affecting drivers. According to Fox 32 in Chicago, a new study has law enforcement considering more traffic enforcement for […]Read More
Can you get arrested for DUI with a low BAC level?
You have probably heard of a blood alcohol concentration level. This is how the police measure the amount of alcohol in your blood if they stop you on the road for suspicion of DUI and give you a breath test. According to the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, a BAC level of .08 means you […]Read More
How Does a DUI Conviction Affect My Future?
Being charged with Driving Under the Influence is a very serious situation that can have consequences not only today but well into the future. Short-term repercussions In Illinois, DUI charges are a serious offense, and the immediate consequences of a conviction are severe. It is financially damaging, with legal fees for DUI in Illinois averaging […]Read More
How many drinks does it take to get drunk?
No one ever sets out for a fun evening with friends with the intention of driving drunk. However, one too many drinks can cause inebriation behind the wheel, which may result in significant legal penalties. You are also at risk of a serious accident when driving drunk, which can result in even more issues. Your […]Read More
Understanding Illinois’ ignition interlock device laws
When an Illinois traffic stop leads to a charge and subsequent conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, you may face serious penalties that might include jail time, steep fines and substance abuse treatment obligations, among others. In Illinois, you also have to install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle once […]Read More
Underage drunk driving charges in Illinois
If you are the parent of a teen who drives, or you are a driver under the age of 21, you need to take a close look at underage drunk driving laws. Every year, many young people across the state of Illinois face serious consequences as a result of DUI charges, and some young people […]Read More