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Why representation is beneficial for first-time DUI offenders

Everyone makes mistakes. There is no exception to this rule. Even the most responsible and conscientious individuals make mistakes from time to time. Frustratingly, some mistakes that are surprisingly easy to make can result in devastating consequences. For example, it is startlingly easy to be arrested for drunk driving.

Medical Marijuana And DUI In Illinois: A Legal Gray Area

The Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act has made it legal for individuals with certain illnesses or medical conditions to legally use marijuana and to purchase it from state-sanctioned dispensaries. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, more than 3,000 people across the state have qualified to purchase and use medical marijuana.

What to Do After a DUI Arrest

The moment that you are stopped on suspicion of DUI, every action you take and every word you speak may incriminate you. Even if you are arrested, you are not guilty of a crime until a court of law declares you to be guilty, so you must proceed in the best way to defend your innocence at this time.

How Can You Beat Your DUI?

When you are charged with a DUI in Illinois, you face serious legal consequences. Even for a first offense, you may find yourself looking at up to one year in jail, fines of up to $2,500, a 1 year license suspension, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car. But just because you were arrested on DUI does not mean that there are not ways to reduce or beat charges leveled against you.

Challenging Breath & Blood Tests

No matter where you may be driving in the United States, anyone over the age of 21 with a standard driver's license can be charged with driving under the influence if their blood alcohol content is .08% or higher. A police officer that has pulled someone over for suspected drunk driving can use a few different methods to determine BAC, including field sobriety tests, breath tests, and blood tests. The results of these tests will generally be what determines the charges leveled against the driver.

Illinois DUI Checkpoint Laws

Arrested for DUI? Call (888) 388-9151 for a Free Case Evaluation!

Holiday-DUI_shutterstock_3253607-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngDuring major holidays, and sometimes on normal weekends, you may find yourself stuck in a sobriety checkpoint in DuPage County or elsewhere in Illinois.

Arrested for DUI on Memorial Day 2014?

Holiday-DUI_shutterstock_3253607-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1 (1).pngOn any holiday weekend, the police force is extra watchful for anyone who may be driving under the influence ( DUI). The number of drunk drivers on the road increases significantly on national holidays such as Memorial Day, but so do the number of unlawful DUI arrests.

Romeoville Man Charged With DUI After A Crash That Resulted In His Son's Death

In a recent report by the Chicago Tribune, a man has been charged with DUI after a crash resulting in the death of his 4-year-old son who was a passenger in the vehicle. Shannard M.L. Dyer, a Romeoville man, was allegedly driving under the influence when he struck the center median on Interstate 55.

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.