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No, Field Sobriety Tests Are Not Required in Illinois

When an officer of the law in Illinois pulls you over under suspicion of DUI, he or she many choose to administer a field sobriety test. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has approved several standardized tests to assess one’s sobriety while on the road.

 

Here’s something a lot of people don’t know, though: you can refuse to undergo a field sobriety test without suffering prescribed legal consequences. Many Illinois residents don’t realize this because they lump field [...]

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about DUI in Illinois

If you are facing DUI charges in Illinois, it’s likely that you have many questions about what will happen next in the legal process and what you should do.

 

In this post, we’ll break the facts down for you and explain how you can fight back to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed.

 

What’s the Requirement for a DUI Arrest?

 

The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration in Illinois 0.08 on a breathalyzer or blood test. [...]

What an Illinois DUI Conviction Will Really Cost You

The cost of a taxi or rideshare home can get pretty pricey – even in a big city like Chicago. At the end of the night, it may sound cost-effective to wait a half hour to sober up and then drive home. In the long run, though, a DUI conviction will end up costing you way more.

 

Below we’re going to go over those costs – both in terms of penalties and in hard dollar amounts.

 

Penalties for[...]

Best Apps to Help You Avoid Driving Drunk in Chicago

In this age of smartphones, software developers have created several savvy apps to help you avoid getting charged with a DUI in Chicago. Here’s the best of the best, and what you can do if you are facing DUI charges.

 

Best Apps to Prevent a DUI Charge

 

Several apps help you monitor your drinking habits and call for a ride home. These are our top picks.

 

DrinkTracker

This app is for iOS users. You enter your age, [...]

Illinois Charges You Might Be Facing after Partying on New Year’s

New Year’s is one of the biggest party occasions of the year. Alcohol and drug use are commonplace, and rowdy behavior is a given. While most New Year’s parties are all in good fun, sometimes festivities can get out of hand, resulting in police involvement.

 

Unsurprisingly, more arrests are made on New Year’s Eve than on most other holidays. Common offenses include disorderly conduct, assault and battery, drunk driving, and drug possession.

 

Below, we’re going to do a [...]

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How Mandatory Minimums for Drug Trafficking Work in Illinois

Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking

Being charged with possession of illegal substances is not something to be taken lightly, but it could land you in especially hot water if you’re convicted in the state of Illinois.

Why? Because Illinois courts enforce mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking, and you can be charged with drug trafficking based on the amount of substance in your possession (even if you didn’t intend to distribute it) due to state laws.

Often associated with federal courts and accused of targeting [...]

Why Did Your Chicago Domestic Violence Charge Rate as a Felony?

Aggravated Domestic Battery | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a crime taken very seriously by the authorities in Illinois. Even if you’ve never been convicted of a domestic violence offense before, being charged with it once can have a huge impact on your future — especially if you’re convicted of felony domestic violence.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony domestic violence in the state? It’s an important distinction to be aware of, especially if you’re facing charges.

Here’s what you need to know [...]

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