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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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Traffic Offense Charge of Passing a School Bus in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 25, 2021

If you face a traffic offense charge of passing a school bus in Illinois, the guidance of an attorney is important. When you face conviction of this charge, you face fines and the suspension of your license. If you have already been convicted of such a charge, a lawyer can guide you through the process…
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Insurance Rates After Traffic Tickets

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 10, 2021

If you get an Illinois traffic ticket, what will happen to your insurance rates? If you avoid conviction with the help of an experienced attorney, then your insurance rates will not rise. Optimal outcomes of your case include not being found guilty, being placed on court supervision, or obtaining a dismissal of your case. However,…
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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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Determining the Status of Your Driver’s License in Illinois

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

How do you determine the status of your driver’s license in Illinois? In order to do so, you can request for your Illinois Secretary of State Court Purposes Driving Abstract from any DMV. The abstract will offer important details such as if your license is suspended or revoked, the reasons for suspension or revocation and…
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Implied Consent Law

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 14, 2021

What is the Illinois “Implied Consent Law”? The implied consent law dictates that any individual who drives a vehicle automatically has consented to blood, breath, or urine tests if law enforcement suspects they are driving under the influence. However, the results of these tests can often prove inaccurate. If you wish to challenge the results…
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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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Zero-Tolerance License Suspension

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

If you are under 21 years old and any trace of alcohol is found in your system while you are operating a vehicle, your license will be suspended. You will face a minimum of a 3-month license suspension for a first offense. For a second offense, your license will be suspended for one year. A…
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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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