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DUI Convictions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 28, 2021

When it comes to DUIs, some states have a “look back” period. A “look back” period is the number of years your DUI conviction will stay on your record. However, Illinois does not have a “look back” period. This means that each DUI conviction will stay on your record forever. This is why it is…
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Determining the Status of Your Driver’s License in Illinois

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

How do you determine the status of your driver’s license in Illinois? In order to do so, you can request for your Illinois Secretary of State Court Purposes Driving Abstract from any DMV. The abstract will offer important details such as if your license is suspended or revoked, the reasons for suspension or revocation and…
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Implied Consent Law

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 14, 2021

What is the Illinois “Implied Consent Law”? The implied consent law dictates that any individual who drives a vehicle automatically has consented to blood, breath, or urine tests if law enforcement suspects they are driving under the influence. However, the results of these tests can often prove inaccurate. If you wish to challenge the results…
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Getting Your Revoked Illinois License Reinstated

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 12, 2021

Getting your revoked Illinois driver’s license reinstated is no easy feat, and requires the services of an Illinois traffic ticket lawyer. Why? Because the process is confusing, at best, and fraught with potential pitfalls. An experienced Illinois traffic ticket attorney knows of these pitfalls, can advise you how to avoid them, and can guide you…
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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 7, 2021

Even if you have a medical marijuana card, you can still receive a DUI as a result of driving under the influence of marijuana. If you refuse to submit to field sobriety testing, then your license will be automatically suspended, and your medical cannabis card may be suspended as well. The Office of the Illinois…
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Penalties of First vs. Second vs. Third DUI in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 29, 2021

If you face a DUI charge in Illinois, it is important to understand what the possible penalties are. The penalties for a DUI vary, but one key factor is your history of offenses. Penalties go up with each offense to deter repeat offenders. Illinois law defines DUI as a BAC level of 0.08, any amount…
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Zero-Tolerance License Suspension

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 28, 2021

If you are under 21 years old and any trace of alcohol is found in your system while you are operating a vehicle, your license will be suspended. You will face a minimum of a 3-month license suspension for a first offense. For a second offense, your license will be suspended for one year. A…
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Following a Third Dui Charge in Illinois

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

What follows a third DUI charge in Illinois? If you are charged with a DUI third, you are facing a felony charge. Possible penalties include license suspension, time in jail, heavy fines and the requirement of installing an ignition interlock device. If you are arrested for a third DUI, you must contact Donahue & Walsh,…
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Possession of Meth in Illinois

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 15, 2021

If you possess less than 15 grams of meth in the state of Illinois, you may be charged with a Class 4 felony. Penalties could include time in prison, and heavy fines. Crystal methamphetamine is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act. At Donahue & Walsh, P.C. we aim to guard your future…
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State of Illinois Driver’s License Suspension

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | June 11, 2021

What is the difference between suspension and revocation of your driver’s license in the state of Illinois? A suspension of your driver’s license is temporary. When your suspension period ends, you will automatically be granted driving privileges. If your license is revoked however, you must have a Secretary of State hearing to be granted reinstatement….
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