Is my DUI Arrest a Felony?

While most first-time arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois are misdemeanor offenses, drivers need be aware that there are situations in which aggravating factors could allow for prosecutors to seek felony charges for drunk driving. Felony DUI cases are always more severe than misdemeanor cases because defendants will be facing much stricter

Can I Refuse Sobriety Testing and or the Breath Test during a DUI Arrest?

Implied Consent Law In Illinois we have what is called an Implied Consent Law. When you first applied for a driver’s license, you implied your consent to various requirements of the law. One of those requirements you consented to is blood alcohol testing (BAC). You should know that you can choose not to submit to

Are You Accused of Shoplifting?

While smash-and-grab robberies are making headlines, retail theft at a smaller scale is also costing retailers billions. Stores and malls alike are elbow-to-elbow with holiday shoppers. Some people may think no one is watching. There is a tendency to take advantage of the crowded atmosphere to take items without paying. However, the penalties for shoplifting

Holiday Blues Trigger Opioid Use: Fentanyl Sales Increase

Many Americans turn to opioids during the festive season to cope with the stress or the loneliness they may feel. Six percent of the population is triggered by seasonal affective disorder; another 14 percent suffer from winter blues. More than 107,000 died from an opioid overdose last year, yet the sale of street drugs is

Can You Evade a Sobriety Checkpoint?

Sobriety checkpoints tend to sprout around cities during the holiday season when there is an increase in alcohol consumption paired with driving. Do not be surprised to see a DUI checkpoint on your way home from a holiday party. The purpose of sobriety checkpoints is to prevent drunk driving. Many people question the constitutionality of

What to Expect at a DUI Checkpoint During the Holidays

Tis’ the season for multiple sobriety checkpoints throughout Illinois. The consumption of alcohol and drugs tends to increase during the holiday season. The objective of the DUI checkpoints is to deter drunk driving in the interest of public safety. So what exactly happens at a DUI checkpoint, and what should a person do if they get charged

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