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January 2014 Archives

What To Do if I Am Stopped for a DUI?

First, the answer is not the same for everybody and should not be considered formal legal advice. But as a former DUI Prosecutor, I can tell you what I would do after handling over 10,000 DUI cases as a Prosecutor and Defense Attorney.

What to Expect When Charged With DUI in Illinois

As time goes by, laws against driving under the influence are becoming more severe. Lawmakers in Illinois and across the U.S. are pushing for harsher punishments and less leniency. Illinois drivers should know what happens during a DUI traffic stop and the potential penalties they face if convicted of DUI charges.

Chronology of a DUI Arrest in Illinois

Traffic Stop

The first step in a DUI arrest is when an officer stops a driver at a DUI checkpoint or for probable cause. Some examples of probable cause include an officer observing someone driving erratically or a citizen calling in a tip that a driver appears intoxicated.

New Law Cracks Down on Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

If you are charged with a DUI in Illinois, it is more important than ever to work with an experienced DUI attorney. New legislation, passed in August, has increased the likelihood of being convicted of drunk driving. Now, officers at the scene of an accident will not only be encouraged to check for intoxication, they may be required to.