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News 2016 DUI Laws

First Time DUI in Illinois

by Sami Azhari on February 25, 2016

You are heading home from having a couple drinks with friends . . . and you see flashing lights behind you. You have been drinking and driving, and for the first time in your life, you are about to get caught. Many of us know someone that has been arrested for drunk driving, but few […]

Blood Test Without Warrant

An important decision was just handed down by the United States Supreme Court concerning driving under the influence. In Missouri v. McNeely, the court was asked to decide whether it was unconstitutional to take blood by force without a search warrant. The court held that when a DUI suspect refuses a blood test, the police […]

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 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 […]