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Penalties for first DUI offense in Illinois

by Sami Azhari on February 4, 2013

2016 DUI Laws and Penalties

In the year 2017, 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 […]

Choosing an Attorney

Every person who is arrested for driving under the influence goes through the same process of evaluating what happened, and then deciding how to respond. On the day following the arrest, the first priority is usually getting the vehicle out of impound. After that comes the unpleasant experience of explaining the situation to a spouse, […]

Chicago DUI Arrest | Second Offense | Prior DUI Illinois

The penalties for an arrest for driving under the influence in Illinois were increased in 2011. A second offense of DUI is still a misdemeanor, but the penalties are far more severe than any other misdemeanor. The law provides that a second offense of DUI is a Class A misdemeanor. The law in Illinois provides […]

The Illinois legislature has increased the penalties for traffic tickets in 2011. A new law has gone into effect that requires the Secretary of State to revoke the driver’s license of any person who is convicted of a vehicle code offense that is the proximate cause of the death of another. Most people are aware […]