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Can You Drive Under the Influence of Marijuana in Illinois?

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

As of January 1, 2020, the recreational possession, consumption, and purchasing of marijuana in Illinois have been legal. Although it is not illegal to use marijuana, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of it. If you are caught doing so, you could face severe penalties, fines, and even jail time for driving under…
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What Exactly Is Probation?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 18, 2022

Surely you have heard of the word probation, but do you know what it means? Probation is the sentence that can be given to someone instead of incarceration. Find out more information here.

Know the Law Before You Drive

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 2, 2022

Would you not enter a marathon before you knew how to walk? Chances are you would not. Therefore, you should only operate a vehicle once you know the law. https://www.ncdd.com/illinois-dui-laws  

Mental Impact of Car Accidents

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 25, 2022

Car accidents can cause not only physical distress but also mental. This distress can be seen in PTSD, anxiety, fearfulness, or many other forms. https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/how-cope-trauma-after-accident

19 of the Worst DUI Excuses Ever Heard

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

When it comes to a DUI, no excuse can get you out of trouble, so you should not try. Although, some people still try and fail. Click here to learn some of the worst DUI excuses ever heard. https://www.northmetrotrafficschool.com/blog/dui-schools/19-excuses-you-need-to-stop-making-for-driving-drunk.html

Football Season DUI Risks

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 13, 2022

Are you ready to kick off football season? Do you have fun plans for game days? If you will be drinking, have a designated driver or alternate transportation to avoid a DUI offense, injury, or even death. Statistics · In 2019, Illinois had a total of 309 alcohol-related driving fatalities. · Eighteen of these fatalities involved…
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Biden’s Administration Takes a Leap Towards the Decriminalization of Marijuana

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

The Biden administration is taking the necessary steps to pardon thousands of Americans convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law. https://apnews.com/article/biden-marijuana-government-and-politics-2d5e3d9e2cfbbbe3ee114536738894a8

NIU Campus Report Shows an Increase in Crime

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 6, 2022

Northern Illinois University recently released its annual safety and security report. This report displays crime statistics from the 2021 school year and ways to stay safe during the 2022-2023 school year. To access this report and learn more about the statistics, click here.

How does alcohol breath testing work?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 29, 2022

A breathalyzer test is one of the most common tests for a potential DUI. But do you know how they work to collect an accurate blood alcohol concentration (BAC)? Continue reading to find out. How They Are Used Preliminary breathalyzer tests (PBT) are the breath tests requested on the side of the road, which are about the…
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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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