11-501(a)(2)

Illinois Felony DUI

All DUIs are charged under the same statute, 625 ILCS 5/11-501. Regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, a person’s guilt or innocence is determined by the same sections 11-501(a)(1)-(6). For instance, a person is guilty of driving under the influence if he operate a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 […]

Penalties for a first DUI in Illinois in 2012

by Sami Azhari on January 16, 2012

Illinois DUI Laws 2012

We return in 2012 for an update on the law against driving under the influence in the state of Illinois. While crimes such as domestic battery, theft, and murder have not changed in decades, the laws on DUI are changing every year. The statute that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains […]

Reckless Driving | 11-501 DUI

A preferred outcome in many driving under the influence cases is reckless driving. The reason is reckless driving does not impact a person’s driving privileges in the same way as a DUI. The Secretary of State is mandated by law to revoke the driver’s license of any person who is convicted of DUI. The statute […]

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 […]

How prosecutors prove DUI in Illinois courts

by Sami Azhari on November 21, 2010

Proof of Intoxication | Breathalyzer Machine | Illinois DUI Trial

Driving under the influence is a criminal offense in Illinois. It is subject to the same rules of criminal procedure and evidence as any other charge, including first degree murder. The defendant is protected by the United States Constitution, which provides the right to a jury of 12 people and the right to confront one’s […]

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus HGN | OLS One Legged Stand | Walk and Turn WAT | Field Sobriety Testing Manual

Field sobriety testing is the term describing a series of tests the police give a motorist whom they suspect to be impaired by alcohol or drugs. The tests were developed after study by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Three tests were approved for standardization and use by […]

Definition of Under the Influence | Illinois DUI Laws

Driving under the influence can be charged in numerous ways under Illinois law. It can be based on impairment by illegal drugs, prescription medication, and the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. But the most prevalent charge of DUI is based on intoxication by alcohol. If a person is accused of driving under the influence […]

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 […]