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Category: OWI

What Should You Do When Pulled Over?

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

“Choose a sober ride.” “Limit how much you drink.” “Walk home if you have to.” There is no shortage of advice for how to avoid driving under the influence (DUI). Planning ahead this Memorial Day weekend can save you a giant headache in more ways than one. However, we know some of you are going…
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Will a Wisconsin OWI Follow You Home?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 28, 2022

A refresher on out-of-state drunk driving charges, just in time for peak travel season. Will An Alcohol Offense In Wisconsin Follow You Home?


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    


Illinois State Police Announce Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement

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

Illinois State Police have announced their plans to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols. They will be watching for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, or transporting open alcoholic beverages in addition to enforcing DUI, seat belt, speeding, and distracted driving laws. Illinois State Police…
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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/    


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/  


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    


Safe Driving Tips For Christmas & New Year’s Eve

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

The holiday season is a time filled with celebrations and socializing. Holiday parties and other gatherings often involve social drinking. While we understand the desire to have fun and enjoy yourself at the end of another long year, we hope you will follow these tips for enjoying yourself and getting home safely. Choose a Designated…
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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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