DUI Law

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) law, also referred to as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) law, refers to state statutes and municipal ordinances that make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle after consuming a specified amount of alcohol. These cases are criminal in nature, although they can involve civil penalties, such as a suspension of driving privileges. DUI laws often include prohibitions against driving under the influence of controlled substances as well.

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  • Aggravated Speeding - Illinois' newest criminal offense

    “Aggravated speeding” is a relatively new criminal offense in Illinois. It is classified as a class B misdemeanor if the speed is between 26 – 35 mph in excess of the posted speed limit and classified as a class A misdemeanor if the speed exceeds 35 mph over the posted limit.

  • Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI
      by HG.org

    DUI laws are determined on the state level. Some states allow drivers who have been convicted of a DUI to get limited driving privileges, which is often referred to as a hardship license. However, there may be several criteria that the individual may have to meet in order to obtain such a license.

  • Driving While Intoxicated Education Programs

    If a person is convicted of a DWI they are “required” to take a DWI education program.

  • Recent DUI Statistics Reveal Ongoing Problem

    DUI accidents are the most preventable type of car accidents; however statistics for DUI accidents remains shocking.

  • Challenging DUI Test Results
      by HG.org

    In addition to the testimony of the arresting officer’s observations, the prosecution may introduce evidence during a DUI trial regarding test results that implicate the defendant. However, a number of test results may be challenged during the course of the defense.

  • DUI Defenses
      by HG.org

    Consequences for DUI convictions, especially subsequent convictions, can be quite serious, resulting in a loss of freedom, hefty fines, loss of driving privileges and social and professional consequences. A DUI defense lawyer can discuss whether any of the following defenses may apply in your case to help you get your charges reduced or even your case dismissed completely.

  • Fact: Ketosis Can Cause You to Fail a Breath Test

    Ketosis is where the body starts breaking down “fat” for energy, instead of the regular “glucose”. This happens when a person is on a “low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet” or if the body lacks insulin or is diabetic.

  • Are Bars and Clubs Responsible if Their Customers Get a DUI?
      by HG.org

    People injured in DUI cases often sustain life-changing injuries. Frequently, these injuries mean the victims will require expensive medical attention, either for a short period of time or for the rest of their lives. Of course, individual drunk drivers may not have the resources to fully compensate victims in these situations.

  • Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer?
      by HG.org

    Although some individuals may opt not to hire an attorney to handle their DUI case, there are several situations in which a defendant can benefit from having a private attorney. Here are some issues to consider when making this important decision.

  • Preliminary Screening for DUI

    Traffic stops by law enforcement are serious business. More often than not, motorists are pulled over because of driving infractions and/or traffic violations.


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