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DUI

Jul. 3 2020

Chicago Woman Facing 15 Years for No Probation for DUI Charges

Chicago Woman Facing 15 Years for No Probation for DUI Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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The consequences for DUI in Illinois are serious. You could find yourself paying thousands of dollars just for one drive home. Worse, these costs don’t even begin to cover the possible jail time and other consequences of drinking and driving. Case-in-point: a woman in Glendale Heights is [...]
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May. 8 2020

What Not to Do When Charged with a DUI in Chicago

What Not to Do When Charged with a DUI in Chicago
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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It seems like a natural defense: If you’re pulled over by Chicago police and worried about a DUI, claiming that you have the coronavirus is a way to get out of it. It’s not that simple, though – as one Chicago man recently found out, now facing both DUI charges and charges for the [...]
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Feb. 7 2020

Think DUI Is Just a Misdemeanor Charge in IL? Think Again

Think DUI Is Just a Misdemeanor Charge in IL? Think Again
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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  Getting caught driving under the influence is bad enough on its own. It’s all too easy to misjudge your level of intoxication and try driving home, only to receive a DUI charge when you thought you were fine. It gets worse, though. In Illinois, DUIs are not just misdemeanors. [...]
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Nov. 22 2019

Did You Get an Illinois DUI over Halloween? You Can Fight Back

Did You Get an Illinois DUI over Halloween? You Can Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Halloween fun isn’t just for children. You’ve likely had your fair share of Halloween celebrating during this festive season over the years. You also probably know alcohol or drugs are common at these parties. Police are aware of this, too. It’s evident by the number of DUI (or Driving [...]
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Sep. 12 2019

The Real Price of an Illinois DUI Conviction

The Real Price of an Illinois DUI Conviction
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Along with the criminal consequences, social stigma, and inconvenience of getting a DUI in Illinois comes a significant financial burden -- ongoing expenses that persist years after case resolution. If you’re facing DUI charges, it’s important to know what you’re up against, so that [...]
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Jul. 11 2019

Got an Illinois DUI over the 4th? You Can Fight Back

Got an Illinois DUI over the 4th? You Can Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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The Fourth of July is the deadliest holiday of the year for drunk driving. So you can count on police being out full-force to catch drunk drivers in all 50 states, including Illinois. Every Fourth of July, police increase patrol teams to catch drunk drivers, and often employ DUI checkpoints [...]
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May. 26 2019

When Prom Adventures Turn Into Illinois Criminal Charges

When Prom Adventures Turn Into Illinois Criminal Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

‘Tis the season for prom night shenanigans, and while it can be a harmless evening of fun for high school students as the academic year comes to an end, it’s also a dangerous time for teens. Prom night adventures can lead to serious or even fatal incidents, as well as the legal trouble [...]
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May. 1 2019

Illinois Breath Tests Aren’t Always Right – Ways to Fight Your DUI

Illinois Breath Tests Aren't Always Right - Ways to Fight Your DUI
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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If you have been charged with a DUI in Illinois, there’s a surprisingly good chance that your blood or breath test results are inaccurate. Although blood tests are slightly more reliable than breath tests, both methods are often suspect – particularly if proper testing protocol is not [...]
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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
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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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