In Illinois, the criminal offense of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol comes with serious penalties if you are convicted. Although a DUI, or drunk driving as it is commonly called, may seem like a routine issue that confronts many people, you...
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DUI costs people don’t often think about in Illinois
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jul 27, 2022 | Drunk Driving
When people think about the costs of a DUI, they often only consider the monetary fines. However, there are other hidden costs that can be just as detrimental, if not more so. Loss of employment Many employers have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to DUI...
Representation without delays may help in DUI cases
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | May 23, 2022 | Drunk Driving
Anyone pulled over for a DUI in Illinois could face serious consequences. Fines, license suspensions, and jail time are possible outcomes, with repeat offenders potentially facing more severe penalties. Some drivers could make an error in judgment when facing their...
3 ways to attack DUI evidence
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 20, 2022 | Drunk Driving
If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, it may seem as though the state holds all the cards. In fact, the state holds the burden of proof, which can be a very heavy load. By attacking the evidence they have against you, you can make their job even...
Ongoing costs of a DUI conviction
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jul 13, 2021 | Blog, Drunk Driving
Of all traffic citations, DWI and DUI are usually the most costly. Some regions are known to be hotspots of police activity. Busy interstates and high traffic areas are not the only places targeted by police. Local throughways and back roads like those found in...
Why you need to hire a DUI attorney
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | May 4, 2021 | Drunk Driving
If you're charged with DUI, you should inform the Illinois officer who is taking you into custody that you'd like an attorney. This will prevent the officer from asking any more questions about your case. Furthermore, it will help ensure that you have a competent...
Wedding guest faces drunk driving charges
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Sep 18, 2018 | Drunk Driving
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...
Field sobriety tests and drunk driving
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Aug 27, 2018 | Drunk Driving
Lights flashing in the rearview mirror are often an indication that the Illinois driver needs to pull over. Once this occurs, the officer will usually ask for the driver's license and registration. Throughout this process, the law enforcement officer is analyzing the...
Illinois police recognized for reduction in drunk driving arrests
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jul 28, 2018 | Drunk Driving
Drinking and driving can have serious repercussions for all involved. On many occasions, an individual will have a drink or two and determine that he or she is still okay to driver. This may be the case; however, many times it is not. When this happens, the individual...
Motorcycle accident leads to drunk driving charges
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jul 18, 2018 | Drunk Driving
Illinois police arrested a man who allegedly backed over a motorcyclist on an interstate. The driver was apparently not injured the wreck and is now facing charges for drunk driving and driving recklessly. If convicted, he could spend up to 25 years behind bars.The...
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