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Drunk driving lingo: Revoked and suspended are not the same

Facing charges for being impaired behind the wheel? In addition to the possible criminal penalties associated with drunk driving here in Illinois, you may also be facing some sort of sanctions regarding your driver's license. Before you find out what will happen, it may be helpful to know that a revoked license is not the same as a suspended license.

The other half of drunk driving: Drugged driving

Illinois law enforcement agencies and advocacy groups spend a significant amount of time making sure that drivers understand not to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheels of their cars. Drivers are given breath tests and field sobriety tests to determine impairment. However, drunk driving is not the only crime for which an individual could be arrested. Drugged driving could also result in an arrest and possible charges. 

Car accidents lead to drunk driving charges for some drivers

Sometimes, Illinois residents get into their cars without realizing that they may be too impaired to get behind the wheel. The effects of the alcohol may not have really hit until the car is already in motion. Then, a car accident occurs, and an arrest for drunk driving follows soon thereafter.

Drunk driving charges filed after accident on I-88

One of the first factors many Illinois police officers look for after an accident is the possibility of impairment on the part of one or more drivers involved. Depending on the circumstances, officers may administer breath tests at the scene or obtain consent for a blood test from either the individual or a court. The results of those tests could result in drunk driving charges filed against one or more people.

What constitutes possession in Illinois drug charges?

If the answer to this question is important to you, you may have run up against authorities and the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. You may need to know what constitutes possession when it comes to any drug charges you may face. Understanding the difference can make exploring your options regarding the resolution of the charges less of a challenge.

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