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Did You Get a DUI for Christmas or New Year’s? You’re Not Alone
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Did You Get a DUI for Christmas or New Year’s? You’re Not Alone

If your holiday season was spoiled by a DUI arrest or charges, know that you are not alone. A drink at a holiday party can often turn into a poor decision behind the wheel – even if it just barely qualifies for “driving under the influence.”

 

Chicago, Illinois, and the country at large sees a lot more DUI charges on Christmas and New Year’s each year because, quite frankly, there are more drunk drivers on the road during the … Read More

Public Outing of DUI Defendants Latest Shameful Tactic
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Public Outing of DUI Defendants Latest Shameful Tactic

Driving under the influence is dangerous to drivers, passengers, and other vehicles on the road. This is irrefutable.

 

In an effort to keep their roads safe, states use different strategies and tactics to prevent DUI fatalities. While a driver may be charged with a DUI, however, it does not necessarily mean they are guilty of a crime – they have to be convicted first. “Innocent until proven guilty” is a cornerstone of our judicial process.

 

Illinois’s latest tactic … Read More

What Happens If I Get a DUI in Illinois?
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What Happens If I Get a DUI in Illinois?

Everyone has heard the statistics on drunk driving. Every two minutes, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident. Each day, 28 people die from drunk driving accidents in the United States.

 

Despite these statistics, over a million drivers are arrested each year for driving under the influence. Along with jail time and getting your license suspended, you will also be on the hook for fines and fees that total, on average, about $800, which could easily be higher … Read More

5 Ways to Avoid A DUI over the Thanksgiving Holiday
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5 Ways to Avoid A DUI over the Thanksgiving Holiday

When you think of holiday drinking, New Year’s Eve or Saint Patrick’s Day probably come to mind. Thanksgiving probably isn’t first the holiday that you would associate with drunk driving.

 

But the Thanksgiving Holidays have more than their fair share of drinking. In fact, a study conducted by Forbes found that the Thanksgiving Holidays have the highest number of traffic fatalities each year, many of which are due to drunk drivers.

 

For many, Thanksgiving celebrations begin the night … Read More

Drive Sober Campaign in Effect in Chicago until Labor Day
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Drive Sober Campaign in Effect in Chicago until Labor Day

 

This Labor Day season, Chicago cops are hosting a different sort of end-of-summer event—a widespread crackdown on DUI offenders. The department is partnering with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association and Illinois Department of Transportation for their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. It began on August 23 and continues through Labor Day on September 7, so currently we’re right in the middle of it.

 

How does it work?

 

Along with roughly 10,000 police departments … Read More