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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.


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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The Affect of Body Worn Cameras in a DUI Investigation

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 14, 2022

Do you think that body worn cameras are helpful or hurtful to a DUI investigation? Visit the website linked below to learn the ways that they are beneficial as well as the ways that they are lacking. Using Body-Worn Cameras During Impaired Driving Investigations


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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