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Rarely Discussed Illinois DUI Defenses

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 4, 2021

There are many avenues that may be taken to beat your DUI charges. An experienced lawyer knows how to utilize commonly used defense strategies to leverage your case. Additionally, there are DUI defenses that are less widely utilized, and less widely discussed. Here are some of them: Questioning Credibility In 2019, Illinois police arrested 26,224…
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The Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 2, 2021

DUI not only risks fines, jail time and the loss of your driver’s license, it could also result in the loss of your vehicle depending on the circumstances. Source: Source: https://patch.com/illinois/channahon-minooka/channahon-police-dui-arrest-harley-davidson-faces-forfeiture  

The Past Is In The Past, Right? Wrong.

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 26, 2021

Not if that past includes an arrest or criminal charge. That past incident can continue to haunt you, preventing you from obtaining a professional license or limiting your educational opportunities. Our attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible for expungement and begin the process of restoring your good name.

Quarterly Newsletter: September 2021

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 22, 2021


What Are the Penalties for a Third Dui in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 21, 2021

A third DUI is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. Possible consequences of conviction include a minimum of ten days in jail, and five figure fines. Any DUI offense is not taken lightly in the state of Illinois. To avoid penalties and a tainted criminal record, you must contact Donahue & Walsh, P.C. in the…
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License Revocation

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | September 2, 2021

There are many possible Illinois traffic offenses, which are each assigned a certain number of points. Examples of such offenses and the number of points associated with these offenses are as follows: -Squealing or screeching tires = 10 points assigned to your license -Supervising a minor driver while under the influence = 20 points assigned…
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Traffic Offense Charge of Passing a School Bus in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 25, 2021

If you face a traffic offense charge of passing a school bus in Illinois, the guidance of an attorney is important. When you face conviction of this charge, you face fines and the suspension of your license. If you have already been convicted of such a charge, a lawyer can guide you through the process…
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Insurance Rates After Traffic Tickets

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 10, 2021

If you get an Illinois traffic ticket, what will happen to your insurance rates? If you avoid conviction with the help of an experienced attorney, then your insurance rates will not rise. Optimal outcomes of your case include not being found guilty, being placed on court supervision, or obtaining a dismissal of your case. However,…
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DUIs for CDL Drivers in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 5, 2021

Commercial drivers in Illinois make a living by driving commercial trucks. To do this, the law provides that they have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Aware of the risk heightened by the huge trucks on the road and the valuable goods carried, the government has stringent guidelines which regulate commercial drivers. Put briefly, Illinois’ jurisdiction…
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Aggravated DUI in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | August 3, 2021

In Illinois, a DUI becomes an Aggravated DUI if certain factors are present. Such factors include: -You were driving while your license was suspended or revoked for certain reasons, such as a prior DUI -Your DUI resulted in bodily harm to a minor under the age of sixteen -Your DUI caused an injury in a…
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