After having one or two drinks, one's ability to make sound decisions is often affected. While the individual will recognize faulty logic under normal circumstances, this is not always the case once alcohol becomes involved. In some instances, the Illinois resident does not realize that he or she is not legally able to drive and ends up facing drunk driving charges.
The worst part appears to be over. The Illinois resident has suffered the consequences of a drunk driving conviction and is now ready to move on with his or her life. One important step in this is the driver's license reinstatement process.
Using objects or modifications in your vehicle that limit your view is not only hazardous to your safety and the safety of other drivers, it may also leave you with a traffic violation — whether it causes an accident or not.
"May I search your vehicle?" A driver's answer to this question from a police officer -- whether here in Illinois or elsewhere -- could provide law enforcement with the legal authorization to conduct a search of the vehicle. Even if a motorist has nothing to hide, it may not be a good idea to give consent, especially when facing potential drug charges. If given, the driver relinquishes an important constitutional right afforded under the Fourth Amendment.