breath alcohol concentration

Penalties for a first DUI in Illinois in 2012

by Lewis Gainor 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 […]

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 […]

MDDP Rules Violations

A summary of Illinois MDDP violations

by Lewis Gainor on October 23, 2010

The Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) that is available for first offenders is subject to certain terms and conditions. These rules apply to all permitees, regardless of the individual circumstances of their case. For example, a person whose driver’s license is suspended for a positive urine test for cannabis or a controlled substance must used […]

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Breath Alcohol Concentration 0.16 | Enhanced Penalties for Illinois DUI

Penalties for Illinois DUI with BAC of 0.16 or more

by Lewis Gainor 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 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 […]