Breathalyzers

625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(2) DUI | Penalties | Illinois Law

Examine the numbers of arrests for driving under the influence in Illinois, and you can see that on average, the driver takes a breathalyzer test. When the driver takes a breathalyzer test, and fails, he is charged with violating 625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1) for having an alcohol concentration is breath of 0.08 or higher. Despite the […]

Legal Limit | Illinois DUI Ticket 11-501(a)(1) | Per Se

A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in Illinois generally takes two forms. One, the driver is charged with violating section 625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1). Two, the driver is accused of violating section 11-501(a)(2). Each charge has its own implications. In this article, we are going to look at charge of 11-501(a)(1). This type […]

DUI Injury Accident | Motor Vehicle Accident | Driver Arrested for DUI | Police Blood Draw

The state legislature has amended the DUI statutes in 2011 and established additional civil penalties for people accused of driving under the influence. The law in Illinois up to 2010 provided that if a person was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in personal injury or death, the police were allowed to draw […]

Breath Alcohol Concentration 0.16 | Enhanced Penalties for Illinois DUI

Penalties for Illinois DUI with BAC of 0.16 or more

by Sami Azhari on October 21, 2010

The breathalyzer test that is part of nearly all driving under the influence arrests serves as the State’s best evidence that the driver is guilty. A result of 0.08 or more is per se a violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-501. But the breath test does more. A high breath alcohol concentration can subject the defendant […]

Illinois law on the admissibility of the PBT

by Sami Azhari on October 9, 2010

Portable Breath Test Device | PBT | Admissibility Under Illinois Law

During a traffic stop, a police officer is trained to use procedures for detecting intoxicated motorists. The officer will follow a routine involving questions about the consumption of alcohol, and a series of sobriety tests. The sobriety tests are conducted on the side of the road, usually in front of the squad vehicle. Police officers, […]

Two Charges DUI Illinois | 11-501(a)(1) | 11-501(a)(2) | Two Different Tickets | Traffic Citations

Meaning of two tickets for Illinois DUI

by Sami Azhari on October 3, 2010

Frequently a person who is arrested for driving under the influence will receive multiple traffic citations from the police officer. The number of tickets can cause some people to panic, believing they are charged with multiple DUIs. Generally, this is not the case. DUIs are charged on tickets call a Uniform Citation and Complaint. These […]

Illinois Blood Alcohol Limit 0.08

Definition of Illinois legal limit of 0.08

by Sami Azhari on September 1, 2010

The legal limit for alcohol while operating a motor vehicle in Illinois is 0.08 percent. Many people are mistaken that a person is guilty of driving under the influence only if his alcohol level is over 0.08. This is not the case. The legal limit is anything greater than 0.079. An alcohol concentration in a […]