Preliminary Breath Test

Illinois law on the admissibility of the PBT

by Lewis Gainor 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, […]

Illinois Blood Alcohol Limit 0.08

Definition of Illinois legal limit of 0.08

by Lewis Gainor 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 […]