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DUI

Jan. 4 2019

You Got a New Year’s DUI in Chicago – Now What?

You Got a New Year's DUI in Chicago – Now What?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

New Year’s is a great time to move forward from the past. Out with the old, in with the new. Unfortunately, that principle doesn’t apply to criminal charges. If you were arrested or charged with DUI in Chicago over New Year’s, you should spend the beginning of 2019 building a strong [...]
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Sep. 13 2018

Do You Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Illinois?

Do You Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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We are regularly asked about the laws surrounding field sobriety testing in Illinois, and whether individuals are required to submit to field sobriety testing. The short answer is no -- but it’s important to fully understand the process of a drunk driving traffic stop and arrest, and to know [...]
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May. 23 2018

Is Your Chicago Teen Graduating or Going to Prom? Beware DUI Charges

Is Your Chicago Teen Graduating or Going to Prom? Beware DUI Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

Teens are notorious for making impulsive decisions that can have devastating consequences. This is particularly common for graduating seniors in the spring, when senioritis, proms, and graduation festivities often lead to more partying… and an increase in arrests. Drinking and driving is [...]
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Mar. 23 2018

Facing a St. Paddy’s Day DUI? What You’re Up against in Illinois

Facing a St. Paddy's Day DUI? What You're Up against in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

Over 30 million Americans have Irish heritage, and millions more celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food and beer. In fact, Americans spend nearly $5 billion on St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, including an average of almost $40 per partier. So it should be no surprise that every St. [...]
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Nov. 30 2017

DUI over Thanksgiving? Battle Your Charges with a Strong Defense

DUI over Thanksgiving? Battle Your Charges with a Strong Defense
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

If you were charged with a DUI this Thanksgiving, you’re not definitely not alone. Since Thanksgiving is such a busy weekend for travel and parties, police ramp up efforts every year, heavily patrolling streets and highways for drunk drivers. This year, officers in Evanston and Morton [...]
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Sep. 21 2017

Use These Strategies to Battle Your Illinois DUI Charge

Use These Strategies to Battle Your Illinois DUI Charge
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

In Illinois, the typical punishments for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance are stiff. Thankfully, being charged is not the same as getting convicted. A conviction hinges on two measures. First, the prosecution must be able to prove that you drove the vehicle [...]
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May. 22 2017

Get a DUI When Children are Present, Face More Serious Charges

Get a DUI When Children are Present, Face More Serious Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

Not all DUIs are the same. Some drivers don’t think they’re past the legal limit and make a simple mistake. Others can’t control their drinking problems. Still others can be the victim of faulty equipment and overzealous policing. Then there are the factors that can aggravate or [...]
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Feb. 22 2017

You Can’t Sober Up While You Drive – Period

You Can't Sober Up While You Drive – Period
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

Everyone has tricks for getting over a hangover or sobering up quickly. Coconut water may do the trick. Coffee. Drinking water in between alcoholic beverages. An Aspirin before bed. There are tons of old wives’ tales and myths out there about what you can to do keep your faculties while [...]
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Nov. 8 2016

What Happens If I Am Charged with DUI in Illinois?

What Happens If I Am Charged with DUI in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the city of Chicago has been a little more excited than usual the past few days. But all of the celebration also invites reckless behavior. And many people who were out partying last week drove into a not-so-celebratory situation… getting arrested [...]
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Jul. 5 2016

AL MICHAELS TRIES TO DODGE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

AL MICHAELS TRIES TO DODGE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
Posted By: Sami Azhari
Category:
DUI

Famed NBC sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested on drunk-driving allegations after making a U-turn next to a DUI sobriety checkpoint, officials said. A longtime announcer on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” Michaels was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday in Santa Monica, booked into jail and [...]
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