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A Sleepy Example of Probable Cause for DUI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 7, 2022

Officers must have probable cause to stop someone on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police were recently called to a stoplight in Joliet, where they found a man asleep behind the wheel of his car. He is now in county jail facing DUI charges. https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/drunk-driver-falls-asleep-ruby-st-stoplight-joliet-police      


Answers to Common DUI Questions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 24, 2022

Do you have questions about DUI in Illinois? We have answers.   Answers to Common DWI Questions    


Is DUI a Misdemeanor or Felony?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 15, 2022

It depends on the circumstances surrounding the DUI. For example, a base level DUI is a Class A misdemeanor offense while aggravated DUI is a felony. Either type is a serious charge that merits the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney.  


Rarely Discussed DUI Defenses

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 22, 2022

There are plenty of ways to mount a defense against DUI charges and pick apart the prosecution’s case. It is crucial to have an experienced defense lawyer on your side if you face DUI charges. Rarely Discussed Illinois DUI Defenses


How Does Drunk Driving Impact Car Insurance Rates?

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

Research shows that post-DUI car insurance rates can increase from $800 to $3,000 on average. https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/car/drunk-driving/    


The Long Shadow of a Felony Conviction

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 11, 2022

This debate highlights how difficult it is for people to move past a felony conviction. Even someone who has worked his way up to fire chief after serving his sentence continues to face scrutiny over a past conviction. The best way to avoid these issues is to have a proven defense lawyer protecting your rights…
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You Cannot Talk Your Way Out of a DUI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 1, 2022

Yet another reminder that you cannot talk your way out of a DUI arrest. https://q985online.com/illinois-teenager-crashes-blames-dui-of-boyfriend-ruining-movie-date/  


Finding Employment is Difficult for Registered Sex Offenders

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | January 24, 2022

The consequences of a sex crimes conviction last far longer than a prison sentence. This story serves as a reminder that being a registered sex offender hampers employment opportunities for the rest of a person’s life. Bipartisan support builds around ban on hiring convicted child sex offenders at Illinois State Fair


The Connection Between Policing For Profit and Deaths

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 6, 2021

“Some police departments across the country have embraced the corrupting and unjust practice of raising revenue for their municipalities by pushing officers to write as many traffic tickets as possible. Policing for profit encourages unfair enforcement of the law. It also increases the likelihood that motorists stopped for infractions largely unrelated to public safety will…
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Illinois Officials Stepping Up Holiday Traffic Enforcement

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 29, 2021

Did you notice the extra enforcement efforts over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend? Expect similar efforts to be made around Christmas and New Year’s. Source: Illinois Officials Are Kicking Off Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign


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