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Driving while intoxicated is not only incredibly dangerous, it endangers the lives of others. In recent years, police forces in Illinois and across the country have stepped up efforts to combat drunk driving. Being charged with a DUI can be quite stressful and worrisome. Unfortunately, an individual who is arrested for DUI can potentially face punishment and negative consequences for the rest of his or her life.

Driving while using certain medications can result in DUI

It's common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal and extremely dangerous. Every year, thousands of drivers are arrested for DUI across Illinois. However, many people may not know that it is possible to receive a DUI charge without consuming alcohol. Driving while under the influence of certain medications can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol, and it can also result in heavy fines and jail sentences.

Facing a DUI charge can be a dreadful experience

A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol can be humiliating and have disastrous effects on a person's life for many, many years. In Illinois, a DUI charge can result in jail time and huge fines. Being thrown into a jail cell is dehumanizing and is something that no person wants to face. However, a DUI charge does not necessarily mean an individual will face a conviction. Although a charge like this can make a person feel like all hope is lost, there are options available to help those who have been charged.

A DUI is possible despite inaccurate field sobriety tests

Without question, driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. The state of Illinois has very steep penalties for those convicted of driving under the influence, and rightfully so. When police suspect that a person may be driving while intoxicated, they use field sobriety tests to determine the sobriety of the person. However, these tests are not always accurate, so a person could be driving legally and still end up with a DUI.

Facing a DUI charge can be worrisome

Those who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol may face many sleepless nights filled with worry and anxiety. Being hit with a DUI charge can impact a person for the rest of his or her life. Although Breathalyzers and field sobriety tests are not always accurate, a driver can be charged any time he or she is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Steep fines and jail time can await those who are convicted in Illinois.

Police forces will ramp up DUI efforts this holiday season

The holiday season is cause for celebration. Illinois residents are encouraged to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, but do so responsibly. There are more arrests made for driving under the influence of alcohol during the holidays than at any other time of the year. Facing a DUI charge can definitely put a damper on this joyous and wonderful season.

Young driver charged with DUI after crashing

Driving while intoxicated has become an increasing problem across the state of Illinois, prompting police forces across the state to ramp up patrols and enforcement efforts. Illinois has strict penalties for those convicted of DUI. Just being arrested and charged with driving under the influence could result in lifelong ramifications for those who are formally accused. A DUI conviction can hinder future employment opportunities and ruin reputations.

Crash results in injuries and a DUI charge

There aren't many things as humiliating as being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. To add to the embarrassment, those arrested for DUI in Illinois often appear in local newspapers and websites for everyone to see. Facing DUI charges and the humiliation that comes with the entire process is enough to break even the strongest person. When a DUI charge occurs on the heels of an automobile accident, the experience can be especially traumatic.

Chicago police are continuing increased DUI patrols

It's no secret that driving under the influence of alcohol is a very real and dangerous problem in Illinois and across the United States. Those who choose to drive while intoxicated not only endanger their own lives, but the lives of all others around them. However, many of the tests that police use to determine if a person is driving drunk are outdated, can give false readings and are sometimes judgment calls made by an officer. Because of this, some drivers could be falsely charged with DUI. Police in Chicago will be out in full force in the upcoming days, cracking down on suspected drunk drivers.

A DUI charge can be extremely humiliating

Without a doubt, the consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol are serious, and police forces in Illinois and around the country are doing a wonderful job of cracking down on drunk drivers. For motorists, being pulled over for any reason can be embarrassing, but going through field sobriety tests and getting arrested on suspicion of DUI can be downright humiliating. An officer can initiate an arrest if a person is suspected of driving while intoxicated, regardless of the inaccuracy of some sobriety tests.

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