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What Happens If You Get Three DUIs in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 27, 2023

If you’re facing a third DUI charge in Illinois, you might feel overwhelmed and uncertain about your future. The potential penalties you face are severe, possibly including hefty fines, probation, jail time, and significant consequences for your personal and professional life. Fortunately, a skilled defense attorney can work to shield you from these penalties. They…
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Can You Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 22, 2023

Field sobriety tests are a highly subjective procedure that police officers may initiate if they suspect you have been drinking when they pull you over. Therefore, not only is it your right to decline to submit to field sobriety testing when pulled over by law enforcement – it is in your best interest to refuse….
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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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Drive Safe This New Year

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 26, 2022

New Year’s is a fun time of joy and celebration, but amidst all the fun, you must be careful not to drink and drive. For a few tips on how you can keep yourself and others safe this year, click here.


Too Jolly to Drive: How to Avoid a DUI This Holiday Season

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 20, 2022

As Christmas and New Year’s Eve approach, plans to celebrate the season with friends and family may be in the works. If those plans include alcohol, keep the following tips in mind to keep you safe and out of legal trouble this holiday season. Holiday Driving Safety Tips · Tip 1: Have a Plan Make sure…
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Know the Law Before You Drive

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

Would you not enter a marathon before you knew how to walk? Chances are you would not. Therefore, you should only operate a vehicle once you know the law. https://www.ncdd.com/illinois-dui-laws  


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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How does alcohol breath testing work?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 29, 2022

A breathalyzer test is one of the most common tests for a potential DUI. But do you know how they work to collect an accurate blood alcohol concentration (BAC)? Continue reading to find out. How They Are Used Preliminary breathalyzer tests (PBT) are the breath tests requested on the side of the road, which are about the…
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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.


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