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First-Time DUI Is Costly

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | January 10, 2022

There is no such thing as a minor DUI conviction. Even a first offense can result in nearly a year in jail and a fine as high as $2,500. https://www.ilsos.gov/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf    

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  

Will An Alcohol Offense In Wisconsin Follow You Home?

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

You headed north of the state line to have some fun with family or friends. Drinks were poured, jokes told and a great time was had by all. “Best day ever”, you thought to yourself as you headed south and the clock approached midnight. Then it happened: the lights. The siren. The stop. The flashlight….
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What Our Clients Have To Say

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 22, 2021

We appreciate hearing from our clients and look forward to helping you get the justice you deserve. Source: https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2021/11/7-tips-to-get-a-hassle-free-divorce/https://www.donahueandwalsh.com/testimonials/    

Congress Mandates Anti-Drunk Driving Technology

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 15, 2021

Congress ordered safety regulators to require that new cars have systems to detect if someone has been drinking Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/11/09/drunk-driving-technology-infrastructure/  

The Consequences of a First DUI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 8, 2021

There is nothing minor about a first DUI offense. Penalties can be as severe as a year in prison and a fine of $2,500. Source: https://dui.drivinglaws.org/resources/illinois-first-offense-dui.htm  

Traffic Stop Leads To 9 Criminal Charges

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 17, 2021

A traffic stop in Arlington Heights demonstrates that, once you have been pulled over, things can always get worse. Source: https://patch.com/illinois/arlingtonheights/9-charges-made-dui-arrest-blotter    

Rarely Discussed Illinois DUI Defenses

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 4, 2021

There are many avenues that may be taken to beat your DUI charges. An experienced lawyer knows how to utilize commonly used defense strategies to leverage your case. Additionally, there are DUI defenses that are less widely utilized, and less widely discussed. Here are some of them: Questioning Credibility In 2019, Illinois police arrested 26,224…
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The Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 2, 2021

DUI not only risks fines, jail time and the loss of your driver’s license, it could also result in the loss of your vehicle depending on the circumstances. Source: Source: https://patch.com/illinois/channahon-minooka/channahon-police-dui-arrest-harley-davidson-faces-forfeiture  

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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