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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      


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


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.  


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

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

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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Can You Get a DUI Below .08?

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

.08 blood alcohol content (BAC) is the legal limit but it is still possible to be arrested for DUI if your BAC is between .05 and .08 and there is additional evidence of being impaired. https://icjia.illinois.gov/researchhub/articles/alcohol-impaired-driving-in-illinois  


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


Busting Three Common DUI Myths

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

The guy at the end of the bar, your in-laws and your friends all have one thing in common: they are good for providing companionship and entertainment, but chances are they are not experts on Illinois DUI laws. There are numerous myths surrounding DUI that can lead to legal and administrative problems for the accused….
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Answers to Common DWI Questions

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

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a very common charge in Illinois that exposes defendants to criminal penalties such as jail time and fines as well as administrative consequences such as the loss of their driver’s license. Unfortunately, misinformation abounds when it comes to DUI laws in Illinois. Please continue reading for accurate answers to…
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