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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DRIVING: DUI EVIDENCE IN ILLINOIS

To be convicted of DUI in Illinois, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or another drug. To determine if a defendant was really … Continue reading

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DO YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO DUI TESTING IN ILLINOIS?

If you are stopped for DUI, you can refuse to take a breathalyzer or perform field sobriety tests. But your ability to refuse is not a constitutional right and is not protected by your Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. … Continue reading

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CAN THEY TAKE MY BLOOD? YOUR RIGHTS AND DUI BLOOD TESTING

You were leaving an after-work party, when you missed a stop sign and slammed into another car. Both you and the other driver were taken to the hospital. At the hospital, an officer asked the nurse to draw your blood … Continue reading

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POLICE VIDEOS OF DUI ARRESTS: NEW ILLINOIS COURT RULING

You were stopped for DUI. The officer asks you to get out of the car, and you agree to take the field sobriety tests. You thought you did pretty well holding your leg up and walking a straight line, but … Continue reading

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THE BREATHALYZER: HOW YOU CAN GET A FALSE READING

You just got stopped for DUI. The officer asked you to perform some field sobriety tests and take the portable breathalyzer. You agreed. After all, you figured you only had a couple beers, the result would be well below the … Continue reading

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YOU CAN STILL BE CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING EVEN IF YOU ARE BELOW THE LEGAL LIMIT

Even if your breathalyzer reading is below the Illinois legal limit of .08, police can still charge you with DUI. That’s because the .08 limit is only a legal presumption that you were intoxicated. If you were driving badly enough, … Continue reading

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