While drinking and driving is never advisable and needlessly puts lives in jeopardy, the truth of the matter is that DUI violations are common in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. If you have been charged with a DUI in the Chicagoland area, it is imperative that you hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.  As a…

While most are aware of the risk of drinking and driving during Memorial Day Weekend, there is typically a rise in DUI arrests during this time of year.  In preparation for the increased numbers of motorists on the road, Chicago law enforcement and state patrol officers will often set up DUI checkpoints.  The best offense…

Standardized field sobriety tests are administered during a DUI investigation to assess your ability to think and act with ordinary care.  What many people do not know is that these tests can be difficult even for people who have not consumed alcohol. For example, many people have injured backs, legs, knees, or ankles that prevent…

Statistically, other than Thanksgiving more people are arrested for DUI on New Year’s Eve than any other holiday.   In a city as large as Chicago, several law enforcement agencies will be patrolling the streets and highways looking for drunk drivers. If you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the investigation begins before…

Getting arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol is serious enough but if it’s your second DUI offense the consequences are even more severe.  As with every DUI case, there are two parallel concerns: (1) Your driver’s license and (2) The criminal case itself. As a second time offender, you could be subject to…

The law indicates that a person is under the influence of alcohol when he/she cannot think and act with ordinary care.  Police officers determine whether you are thinking and acting with ordinary care by observing the way you drive, talk, and act.  But the most obvious way police make that determination is by administering field…

Certain cases Must go to trial.  An aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney is vital in such a case.  If you previously plead guilty to a DUI and were then charged again for a second DUI, you may need to take your case to trial. The problem with not going to trial and taking a…

Independence Day is a great time for family and friends to get together to celebrate our country’s heritage.  However, police often use holidays like this to conduct road side safety checks in the hopes of catching drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Stay safe this independence day by having a designated…

With the 4th of July around the corner, police will be out in full force conducting road blocks and random checks in the hopes of detecting drivers who are under the influence.  As soon as an officer asks you if you have been drinking and to step out of the vehicle, he has already made…

DUI

In the 1980s and 1990s, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol was not punished as severely as it is today.  As society’s awareness of the seriousness of DUI offenses increased, so did the penalties.  Today, DUI can be charged as either a Felony or Misdemeanor depending on the circumstances of the case. The sentence, fines,…

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