December 2016 Archives

What does it mean to obtain a DWI expungement?

Some Illinois residents can have their criminal records sealed and effectively erased. For those arrested or convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this means that a DWI expungement might be possible. The question many people ask is what that actually means.

Driver in single-car accident faces felony drunk driving charge

On Dec. 1 at approximately 12:39 a.m., police in an Illinois city were called to the scene of a single-car accident. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a vehicle facing south in the northbound lane, live electrical wires on the ground and a utility pole that was severed near ground level. After talking to the driver, police arrested her on several charges, including a felony drunk driving charge.

Did your health affect your field sobriety test?

Field sobriety tests are one way a law officer determines if a driver has been drinking and is safe to be on the road. Although many people believe these tests are fail-proof, the reality is that false results occur under certain conditions. Medical and health problems may give a false positive, making an officer of the law believe you have been drinking when it is, in fact, a vision or balancing issue. Here are some of the ways your health might affect a field sobriety test:

Suspected of drunk driving? Should you do a breath test?

Other than field sobriety tests, Illinois police officers will often use a breath testing machine that is designed to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC). If the machine indicates that your BAC is .08 or higher, you will more than likely be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. This could make you wonder whether you should even agree to do the breath test.

When Health Problems Lead To Life-Changing Drunk Driving Charges

From the Prohibition era to modern-day home brewing, techniques for spirit connoisseurs to make their own supply of adult beverages have grown in their sophistication. Millions of dollars are spent every year on the necessary ingredients and equipment.

What You Need To Know About Getting Your Driver’s License Back

The revocation of your driver’s license does not have to be the final decision. Options exist to have your license reinstated or receive a restricted permit so you can drive to and from work. Attending a Secretary of State hearing is an important first step.  

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