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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/    


The Long Shadow of a Felony Conviction

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 11, 2022

This debate highlights how difficult it is for people to move past a felony conviction. Even someone who has worked his way up to fire chief after serving his sentence continues to face scrutiny over a past conviction. The best way to avoid these issues is to have a proven defense lawyer protecting your rights…
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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/  


Finding Employment is Difficult for Registered Sex Offenders

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

The consequences of a sex crimes conviction last far longer than a prison sentence. This story serves as a reminder that being a registered sex offender hampers employment opportunities for the rest of a person’s life. Bipartisan support builds around ban on hiring convicted child sex offenders at Illinois State Fair


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    


Quarterly Newsletter December Edition

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | January 5, 2022

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Bolster Your Job Prospects By Fighting Your Charges

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

Despite the welcoming attitudes in this survey, avoiding a criminal record is the best way to prevent trouble during the hiring process. If you have face DUI charges it is crucial to mount a defense. 4 in 5 U.S. workers say they support their jobs hiring people with criminal records  


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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