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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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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    

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