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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.

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Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 4, 2022

Did you know we offer FREE initial consultations? We believe that this is the best way for someone to get to know an attorney as both a person, and advocate. A free initial consultation can help the client develop a sense of trust, comfort, and connection with an attorney before beginning the legal process tailored…
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Do You Know the Status of Your License?

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

Being unsure of the status of your driver’s license can lead to major penalties for offenses such as driving with a suspended license. Read about how to determine the status of your Illinois driver’s license. Determining the Status of Your Driver’s License in Illinois

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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It All Starts With a Single Traffic Stop

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A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can result in numerous criminal, administrative and collateral consequences including fines, jail time, the loss of your driver’s license, and a criminal record. Before you suffer any of those consequences, there is a civil administrative process and a criminal process to go through, ideally with the help…
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What To Do When Pulled Over by the Police

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | January 17, 2022

Getting pulled over by the police can be a stressful experience. It is important to understand your rights and your obligations. What to Do If You Are Pulled Over By Police  

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    

Smell of Marijuana No Longer Probable Cause For Car Searches

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 30, 2021

In Illinois, the smell of marijuana no longer gives probable cause for officers to do a warrantless search during traffic stops. https://foxillinois.com/news/local/smell-of-marijuana-no-longer-probable-cause-for-illinois-car-sear    

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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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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