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The collateral consequences of a DUI conviction

A lot. Broadly speaking, your quality of life will be lowered by a conviction of a DUI in Illinois. The law in Illinois is quite strict on DUI offenses, which is why you need to take your case seriously. But, beyond the fines or possible time in jail, other effects...

Can a police officer ask to search your vehicle?

If you are stopped for a traffic violation, the police officer may approach you to speak with you and give you a warning or citation. During the stop, they’ll look into your vehicle to see if there are any open containers or drugs that are out in the open. An officer...

Does drinking regularly make you safer to drive after a drink?

You go out for lunch with your wife, and you each drink two glasses of wine. As she rarely drinks, and you do so frequently, you agree it is better that you drive. While there is some logic to this, it is not as straightforward as you might think. When the police stop...

How do the police spot drunk drivers?

Unfortunately, many motorists haven't gotten the message about how dangerous it is to drive while intoxicated. That's why countless Illinois drivers end up facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges each year. The police are definitely watching. In fact, there...

Breathalyzer tests aren’t foolproof: Here’s why

Imagine being behind the wheel and having an officer pull you over. They might claim that you were driving in an unusual way or being reckless. They could claim that you have a light out or ran a stop sign. Then, they might ask if you’ve been drinking. While you don’t...

Man in Illinois accused of drunk driving

A Glenview man is facing serious charges after an accident that killed his girlfriend, according to local sources. Police in Illinois arrested the man after a car accident that claimed the life of a 28-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car at the time of the...