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Penalties for first DUI offense in Illinois

by Lewis Gainor on February 4, 2013

DUI Laws and Penalties for 2013

In the year 2014, driving under the influence remains one of the most highly politicized offenses in Illinois courts. There is no offense that will get a prosecutor fired quicker for giving a good deal than DUI. In these cases, Assistant State’s Attorneys are always wary of how it will look after they give the […]

Driver’s license suspension and DUI: not related

by Lewis Gainor on November 8, 2011

Summary Suspension | Not Guilty of DUI

One issue from an arrest for driving under the influence that is confusing is the difference between the summary suspension and the criminal offense of DUI. Many people believe that if you are found not guilty of DUI, then your driver’s license will not be suspended.  This is not true. Unfortunately, the law on DUI […]

Each year, the Secretary of State releases a DUI Fact Book explaining the law and number of arrests for driving under the influence in Illinois. The Secretary compares these figures for each county, as well as year-over-year. The Secretary also tracks the reasons why statutory summary suspensions are rescinded. For instance, a record is made […]

Statutory summary suspension for DUI based on drugs

by Lewis Gainor on November 19, 2010

Summary Suspension | Positive Test for Drugs | Urine Test | Cocaine

When a person is arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois, the arresting officer will ask him to submit to a chemical test. The most common form of test is a breathalyzer at the police station. If the machine shows a breath alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, then that person is over the […]

DUI Based on Drugs | Illinois Law | Cannabis | Cocaine | Prescribed Meds

In Illinois, the offense of driving under the influence can be based on alcohol, drugs, or even prescribed medication. Some refer to this as drugged driving, as opposed to drunk driving. This offense of DUI is prosecuted under the same statute as a DUI offense where the driver was intoxicated on alcohol, 625 ILCS 5/11-501. […]

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 Lewis Gainor 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 […]