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What Are the Penalties for a Third Dui in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 21, 2021

A third DUI is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. Possible consequences of conviction include a minimum of ten days in jail, and five figure fines. Any DUI offense is not taken lightly in the state of Illinois. To avoid penalties and a tainted criminal record, you must contact Donahue & Walsh, P.C. in the…
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Aggravated DUI in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 3, 2021

In Illinois, a DUI becomes an Aggravated DUI if certain factors are present. Such factors include: -You were driving while your license was suspended or revoked for certain reasons, such as a prior DUI -Your DUI resulted in bodily harm to a minor under the age of sixteen -Your DUI caused an injury in a…
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DUI Convictions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 28, 2021

When it comes to DUIs, some states have a “look back” period. A “look back” period is the number of years your DUI conviction will stay on your record. However, Illinois does not have a “look back” period. This means that each DUI conviction will stay on your record forever. This is why it is…
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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 7, 2021

Even if you have a medical marijuana card, you can still receive a DUI as a result of driving under the influence of marijuana. If you refuse to submit to field sobriety testing, then your license will be automatically suspended, and your medical cannabis card may be suspended as well. The Office of the Illinois…
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Following a Third Dui Charge in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 21, 2021

What follows a third DUI charge in Illinois? If you are charged with a DUI third, you are facing a felony charge. Possible penalties include license suspension, time in jail, heavy fines and the requirement of installing an ignition interlock device. If you are arrested for a third DUI, you must contact Donahue & Walsh,…
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National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) Certified on Field Sobriety Tests

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 28, 2021

Did you know that the lawyers at Donahue & Walsh, P.C. are each National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) certified on field sobriety tests? Seeking the guidance of an attorney who is NHTSA certified if you face OWI charges is crucial. Such a certification allows your attorney to recognize any improper sobriety testing administered by law…
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Is a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device Required After a First-Time DUI in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 26, 2020

What Is a BAIID? BAIID stands for Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device. Even for a first time DUI, the state of Illinois could potentially require you to have a BAIID installed in your car. It acts as a personal breathalyzer. Before being able to start their vehicle, the driver must blow into a mouthpiece that…
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What is the technical reason behind conducting field sobriety tests during a traffic stop?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 26, 2020

In the event as officer suspects you are driving under the influence of alcohol and pulls you over, what should you expect during this traffic stop? The three standardized field sobriety tests are the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, Walk-and-Turn Test and the One-Leg Stand Test. Let’s take a look at what these tests entail, and…
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