Everyone is familiar, or at least you should be now, that drivers are not permitted to drink alcohol while operating a vehicle. These charges are serious and could result in jail time. But are passengers permitted to drink alcohol in the car? Typically, passengers may not drink alcohol in a car but not because of the car is being driven ? this post will explore the rules governing alcoholContinue reading
Category: Drunk Driving
Category: Drunk Driving
Principal accused of drunk driving to appear in court
An evening out can end in various ways. Some people may decide to paint the town red and stay out late, and others may choose to call it an early night and head home to relax. Whatever the decision, it is important to remember that law enforcement officers patrol at all hours, and a traffic violation could lead to a drunk driving charge in certainContinue reading
Avoid DUI and drink responsibly this New Year’s Eve
You and many other Illinois residents are likely gearing up for a New Year’s Eve celebration. You may enjoy this holiday because it gives you the opportunity to reflect on the year that is coming to a close and to consider your goals and resolutions for the coming year. Of course, it likely also means that you will be out late with friends. If youContinue reading
Repeat offender accused of driving under the influence
Many people who consume alcohol on a regular basis may not always know when they have had too much. As a result, it is possible that they will get behind the wheel of a vehicle and put themselves and others at risk of injuries. It is also likely that a person who makes this mistake will face criminal charges for driving under the influence. OneContinue reading
Illinois DUI arrests: Facts and figures
Earlier this year, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White sent out the state’s DUI factbook. The document covers just about every facet of being arrested for drunk driving in Illinois. Topics covered include BAC (blood alcohol content), driver’s license revocation (plus license suspension and reinstatement), fake IDs, interlock ignition devices, snowmobiles, open containers and much more. As our regular Naperville criminal defense blog readers know, aContinue reading
Ignition interlock devices: How do they work?
If you have been pulled over by a law enforcement officer on suspicion of drinking and driving, you may be charged with a DUI. If convicted, you may be faced with a range of penalties, including fines, loss of driver’s license and mandatory use of an ignition interlock device. Illinois law requires even first-time DUI offenders to have an ignition interlock device installed on theirContinue reading
Could auto-brewery syndrome be responsible for your DUI?
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Chicago but do not believe you were drunk, you may be surprised to learn that a condition may be responsible for your ticket. Experts are finding that there are some people who produce alcohol in their gut and can become drunk without ever touching a drop of alcohol. CNN reports that a certainContinue reading
How can a DUI affect my career?
For those facing a potential DUI conviction in Illinois, there are numerous legal penalties that can be highly concerning. However, the damage to one’s ability to find gainful employment can also be a factor, one that can last much longer than the initial conviction. This illustrates the importance of a solid DUI defense, which will hopefully mitigate some of the ill-effects. According to AOLFinance.com, there areContinue reading
How do breathalyzer tests determine blood alcohol content?
If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Chicago, you may be wondering how the device used to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC) actually works. Breathalyzers are a common method of testing BAC, and accordingly are used by most law enforcement agencies when an intoxicated driver is suspected. It’s useful for you to understand how these devices actually work to ensure your rights areContinue reading
What happens during a field sobriety test?
Field sobriety testing is a common occurrence in Illinois and other states all over the nation. Such testing is beholden to very specific rules and regulations, and law enforcement must comply with all relevant statutes to ensure testing is conducted in the appropriate manner. To this end, it’s imperative that you understand just how field sobriety testing is to be conducted to ensure your rightsContinue reading