Defending a DUI in Will County

Many people who are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois automatically assume that their guilt has been proven and they will be convicted. The truth is that most clients are able to successfully fight their DUI charges. When a person is arrested for any kind of alleged DUI offense, it is important

Getting Your Driver’s License Reinstated After a DUI Arrest

While jail sentences and convictions are usually two of the foremost concerns of driving under the influence (DUI) offenders in Illinois, the loss of driving privileges can be an issue that causes many additional problems for people. It is important for people to understand that the State of Illinois can take two different actions with

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

Could I Lose My Driver’s License for Taking Alcohol to a Party?

BYOB or “bring your own beverage” cocktail parties begin to flourish and some restaurants even encourage you to bring your favorite bottle of wine. Whatever your beverage of choice may be, if you pack the cooler or have a recently opened bottle of bourbon in your vehicle, you could get a traffic ticket for illegally

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

Pulled Over for DUI? Four Tips to Keep in Mind

Nearly 700 Illinois police departments have been surveyed to determine how many DUI arrests have been made as authorities continue the fight against drunk driving. Will and Grundy counties both rank in the top 10 statewide. So, you can bet law enforcement in these counties will be on the lookout for drunk drivers this holiday

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

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