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Should I Get a Lawyer for a DUI in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 4, 2023

DUI, or driving under the influence, is a severe criminal offense in Illinois. If the state prosecutor or district attorney handling your case obtains a conviction against you, the chances are that you will be looking at severe penalties – including a potential driver’s license suspension. After a police officer arrests you for DUI, you…
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19 of the Worst DUI Excuses Ever Heard

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 17, 2022

When it comes to a DUI, no excuse can get you out of trouble, so you should not try. Although, some people still try and fail. Click here to learn some of the worst DUI excuses ever heard. https://www.northmetrotrafficschool.com/blog/dui-schools/19-excuses-you-need-to-stop-making-for-driving-drunk.html


Football Season DUI Risks

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 13, 2022

Are you ready to kick off football season? Do you have fun plans for game days? If you will be drinking, have a designated driver or alternate transportation to avoid a DUI offense, injury, or even death. Statistics · In 2019, Illinois had a total of 309 alcohol-related driving fatalities. · Eighteen of these fatalities involved…
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DUI vs. DWI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 28, 2022

Have you ever wondered about DUI, DWI, and OWI? Different states use different acronyms for crimes involving driving while impaired, and each state has its own laws regarding it. Illinois uses the term DUI for driving under the influence. Click here to learn the specificities of Illinois law.


Drug Related DUI Deaths Are on the Rise

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 15, 2022

Remember, DUI does not always relate to alcohol. Drugs can also be a culprit. In fact, our neighbors to the north are seeing a decrease in alcohol-related DUIs and an increase in drug-related ones, and they are causing deaths. Click here to learn more. https://www.wpr.org/people-are-just-driving-more-recklessly-wisconsin-track-4th-straight-year-more-traffic-deaths


How Alcohol Breath Tests Work

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 8, 2022

A common question about alcohol breath tests is, “how do they work?” Luckily, we have answers for you! Click the link here to learn. https://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol-breath-test


Will a DUI Affect Employment Opportunities?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 21, 2022

A DUI is one of the more common red flags an employer sees when running a criminal background check on a possible new employee. Although it may not be a deal breaker for every job, it is for many. The decision of whether to look past it or not often depends on the severity of…
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Illinois Drugged Driving Laws

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 6, 2022

Not only can you be charged with a DUI due to driving under the influence of alcohol, but you can also be charged with a DUI for driving under the influence of drugs! Although DUI’s are most often due to alcohol, you can also face a DUI charge due to drugs and face very harsh…
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Answers to Common DUI Questions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 13, 2022

There is a lot of misinformation about DUI in the general public. Clear up the confusion with our answers to common Illinois DUI questions. Answers to Common DWI Questions


Illinois State Police Announce Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 7, 2022

Illinois State Police have announced their plans to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols. They will be watching for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, or transporting open alcoholic beverages in addition to enforcing DUI, seat belt, speeding, and distracted driving laws. Illinois State Police…
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