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Category: Drugs & Alcohol

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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Can You Get a DUI Below .08?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 2, 2022

.08 blood alcohol content (BAC) is the legal limit but it is still possible to be arrested for DUI if your BAC is between .05 and .08 and there is additional evidence of being impaired. https://icjia.illinois.gov/researchhub/articles/alcohol-impaired-driving-in-illinois  


Rarely Discussed DUI Defenses

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 22, 2022

There are plenty of ways to mount a defense against DUI charges and pick apart the prosecution’s case. It is crucial to have an experienced defense lawyer on your side if you face DUI charges. Rarely Discussed Illinois DUI Defenses


Busting Three Common DUI Myths

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 18, 2022

The guy at the end of the bar, your in-laws and your friends all have one thing in common: they are good for providing companionship and entertainment, but chances are they are not experts on Illinois DUI laws. There are numerous myths surrounding DUI that can lead to legal and administrative problems for the accused….
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You Cannot Talk Your Way Out of a DUI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 1, 2022

Yet another reminder that you cannot talk your way out of a DUI arrest. https://q985online.com/illinois-teenager-crashes-blames-dui-of-boyfriend-ruining-movie-date/  


Safe Driving Tips For Christmas & New Year’s Eve

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 29, 2021

The holiday season is a time filled with celebrations and socializing. Holiday parties and other gatherings often involve social drinking. While we understand the desire to have fun and enjoy yourself at the end of another long year, we hope you will follow these tips for enjoying yourself and getting home safely. Choose a Designated…
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Illinois 2022 DUI Fact Book

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 20, 2021

Learn more about Illinois’ DUI laws and efforts to combat drunk driving. Source: https://www.ilsos.gov/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf  


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