If a judge convicts you of driving under the influence of alcohol in Skokie, you’ll end up paying steep fines and, in some cases, spending time behind bars. For most people, it’s best to talk to a Skokie DUI lawyer who will evaluate your case and can determine whether evidence was illegally collected, whether police made…

  Driving under the influence of alcohol is an incredibly serious offense in the state of Illinois. A conviction can result in tremendous consequences, including steep fines and time behind bars. What Happens if You’re Arrested for DUI in Skokie? If you’re arrested for DUI, the first thing you should do is get in touch…

With Memorial Day just behind us, many people are now facing DUI charges in the state of Illinois. Whether police pulled you over in Chicago, Rolling Meadows, Skokie or Schaumburg, the fact is that if you had a blood-alcohol content as low as 0.05, you can be convicted of DUI if there is evidence to…

Hundreds of people are arrested across Chicago each year for suspected drunk driving. Are they all guilty? Of course not. The truth is that police can give you a sobriety test if they think you appear to be intoxicated while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, not all sobriety tests are created equal – and even chemical…

If a police officer suspects you of driving while you’re under the influence of alcohol in Chicago or the surrounding communities, you could be in danger of spending time behind bars. What Happens First in the DUI Process? In Chicago, a police officer can pull you over if he or she suspects that you’ve been…

In Chicago, some cases of drunk driving or driving under the influence are considered aggravated – and when they are, they’re considered felonies. What is an Aggravated DUI in Chicago? There are several factors that can turn an ordinary DUI charge into an aggravated DUI charge in Chicago. It’s important to remember that like any other…

With 4th of July right around the corner, it’s important that you know Chicago is no stranger to setting up DUI roadblocks and checkpoints. Last year, many states set up no-refusal DUI checkpoints for Independence Day. What Happens if Police Stop You at a 4th of July Checkpoint in Chicago? If police stop you at a DUI checkpoint…

House Bill 3533, which just received full bipartisan support in the House, requires people convicted of a second drunk driving offense to submit to in-car blood-alcohol monitoring devices for at least 5 years before their driver’s licenses are reinstated. Read the full story here.

When you’re convicted of driving under the influence in a Cook County court, the after-effects can be very traumatic. You could lose your driver’s license, pay massive fines and face social consequences. You could even end up spending time behind bars. While it sounds dramatic, the outcome of your case can depend on the type…

The lights are flashing in your rear-view mirror and your heart starts pounding. You’re being pulled over, and you’ve definitely had a few drinks. What happens next? Field Sobriety Testing and DUI Arrests A police officer can ask you to complete a field sobriety test, which is helpful for police to weed out people who…

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