Aggravating Factors in Illinois DUI Cases
Posted on December 01, 2023
How Do Prosecutors Prove DUI Charges?
Posted on November 21, 2023
Underage DUI in Illinois
Posted on October 21, 2023
Reinstating Your License After an Illinois DUI
Posted on October 17, 2023
Ways a DUI Conviction Can Affect Your Life
Posted on October 12, 2023
Can You Beat a Field Sobriety Test?
Posted on September 29, 2023
Potential Defenses to DUI Charges
Posted on September 23, 2023
When Does DUI Become a Felony in Illinois?
Posted on June 08, 2023
Since Marijuana is Legal in Illinois, is Driving While High Illegal?
Posted on May 19, 2023
Falsely Accused and Arrested for a DUI in Illinois: What to Do and How to Protect Your Rights
Posted on April 27, 2023
Understanding Multiple DUIs and Felony DUIs in Illinois
Posted on December 09, 2022
I Consented to a Breathalyzer and Was Charged With a DUI; Will I Be Convicted?
Posted on November 14, 2022
4 Paths to Victory in a DUI Case
Posted on September 23, 2022
What Counts as a "Vehicle" Under Illinois' DUI Laws?
Posted on August 27, 2022
5 Issues With Blood Alcohol Tests That May Help You Receive an Acquittal
Posted on July 06, 2022
How Does My Risk Classification Affect My DUI License Reinstatement Requirements?
Posted on June 21, 2022
Clearing Up Three Misconceptions About Illinois DUIs
Posted on June 07, 2022
How Can I Challenge Felony DUI Charges?
Posted on May 16, 2022
How Can a Monitoring Device Driving Permit Benefit Me After a DUI?
Posted on April 13, 2022
How DUI Charges Change With Minor Involvement in Illinois
Posted on March 25, 2022
Can I Refuse a DUI Test During a Traffic Stop in Illinois?
Posted on March 18, 2022
Will I Get in Trouble for Calling 911 While Underage Drinking in Illinois?
Posted on March 02, 2022
Defense Strategies for a DUI in Illinois
Posted on January 26, 2022
What Are the Penalties for a DUI in Arlington Heights?
Posted on January 05, 2022
6 Signs Officers Look for During an Illinois DUI Stop
Posted on December 17, 2021
Can I Still Get a DUI if I Refused Testing?
Posted on December 03, 2021
Could I Beat a DUI Charge After Failing a Breathalyzer?
Posted on November 19, 2021
What Happens if I Get Another DUI in Illinois?
Posted on November 10, 2021
Can I Refuse to Submit to a DUI Breathalyzer Test in Illinois?
Posted on September 29, 2021
What are the Charges for Illinois DUIs Resulting in Death or Injury?
Posted on September 15, 2021
What Happens If You Accept a Plea Deal for a DUI Charge?
Posted on July 15, 2021
DUI Charges and Drug and Alcohol Evaluations in Illinois
Posted on June 22, 2021
Can My Driving Privileges Be Reinstated After an Illinois DUI Arrest or Conviction?
Posted on June 07, 2021
What Rights Do I Have if I Am Pulled Over At a DUI Checkpoint?
Posted on April 23, 2021
Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Illinois?
Posted on February 25, 2021
Do Not Ring in the New Year With a DUI Charge in Illinois
Posted on December 29, 2020
Can My BAC Level Affect the Consequences of My Illinois DUI Charge?
Posted on December 08, 2020
What Are the Consequences of a DUI That Results in Death or Injury?
Posted on July 30, 2020
One of the things that police patrols are constantly doing is looking for signs of impaired drivers on the roads. Impaired and drunk driving is responsible for many traffic accidents and deaths each year in the United States. According to the latest data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 10,500 deaths from drunk driving accidents in this country in 2018 alone. Any type of DUI charge is serious, but charges are increased when a DUI incident results in the injury or death of another person. In these cases, the impact a DUI conviction could have on your life could be severe, so it is important to understand the consequences you may face in Illinois. DUI Resulting in Injury If you are charged with a DUI and that incident resulted in the bodily harm, injury or death of another person, it is likely that you will be charged with a felony DUI. In Illinois, all felony DUIs are referred to as aggravated DUIs. If you were charged with a DUI and you caused an accident that resulted in great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement to another person, you will be charged with a Class 4 felony. This means that you could face between one and four years in prison, up to $25,000 in fines, and a minimum two-year driver’s license revocation. You can also face charges for driving under the influence with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle and getting into an accident that causes bodily harm to the child. This is typically charged as a Class 2 felony, which carries a possible sentence of three to seven years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. In addition to any other criminal penalties, Illinois law also imposes a mandatory $2,500 fine and 25 days of community service in a program that benefits children. DUI Resulting in Death Charges become even more serious when there is a death that results from a DUI incident. In Illinois, a person who commits a DUI that results in the death of another person faces a Class 2 felony. A DUI incident resulting in a death will typically result in a prison sentence unless “extraordinary circumstances exist and require probation.” If the accident resulted in the death of one person, the prison sentence can be anywhere between 3-14 years. If the death of two or more people were involved, the term of imprisonment is increased to 6-28 years. Contact a Rolling Meadows, IL Aggravated DUI Defense Attorney If you have been charged with an aggravated DUI, it is important that you seek professional legal help as soon as possible. A knowledgeable Arlington Heights, IL criminal defense lawyer will explain your rights and build a strong defense on your behalf to avoid a conviction. Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, has more than 23 years of experience helping clients with all types of cases in the Illinois criminal justice system. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 847-253-3400.
Posted on July 30, 2020
2 Things to Know About Illinois’ BUI Laws Before You Hit the Water
Posted on June 24, 2020
3 Common Mistakes To Avoid During a DUI Traffic Stop in Illinois
Posted on April 06, 2020
What Are My Rights if I Am Stopped at an Illinois Sobriety Checkpoint?
Posted on February 17, 2020
Can I Face DUI Charges for Driving While Using Marijuana in Illinois?
Posted on February 04, 2020
Can I Be Charged With DUI if My BAC Was Under the Legal Limit?
Posted on January 15, 2020
What Are the Consequences of Reckless Homicide in Illinois?
Posted on December 11, 2019
Can I Still Drive After an Illinois DUI Arrest?
Posted on December 04, 2019
How Much Does an Illinois DUI Conviction Really Cost?
Posted on November 12, 2019
When Are Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices Used in DUI Cases?
Posted on September 18, 2019
Can I Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in an Illinois DUI Stop?
Posted on September 04, 2019
What Is the Chronology of an Illinois DUI Traffic Stop?
Posted on August 26, 2019
Understanding Illinois’ Statutory Summary Suspension Laws
Posted on July 02, 2019
What You Need to Know About Boating Under the Influence in Illinois
Posted on May 23, 2019
Defending Against an Illinois DUI Charge
Posted on April 09, 2019
Marijuana Use and DUI Charges in Illinois
Posted on March 05, 2019
8 Hidden Costs That Come With a DUI Conviction
Posted on December 04, 2018
How DUI Consequences Change When a Child Is in the Vehicle
Posted on October 16, 2018
Understanding Ignition Interlock Devices in Illinois
Posted on September 14, 2018
Types of Field Sobriety Tests Used in Illinois
Posted on September 07, 2018
Understanding Illinois’ Zero Tolerance Underage Drinking Law
Posted on June 30, 2018
Interesting Facts About Alcohol and the Human Body
Posted on June 21, 2018
How a DUI Conviction Can Affect Your Employment and Career
Posted on April 05, 2018
Understanding Implied Consent
Posted on February 28, 2018
Can You Refuse to Speak to Police at a DUI Checkpoint?
Posted on February 20, 2018
Police Using New Test for Impaired Drivers
Posted on February 12, 2018
Examining the Potential Consequences of a Felony DUI Charge
Posted on October 09, 2017
Protecting Your CDL After a DUI Arrest
Posted on September 27, 2017
State Troopers to Target “Fatal Four” Over Labor Day Weekend
Posted on September 01, 2017
Medical Marijuana User Charged with a DUI – What Can You Expect?
Posted on August 16, 2017
Illinois is Offering a New Sobriety Program to DUI Defendants – Should You Enroll?
Posted on August 10, 2017
The DUI Lookback Period in Illinois – What It Could Mean for Your Case
Posted on July 26, 2017
Metabolism of Alcohol and Your BAC – What Every Illinois Driver Should Know
Posted on July 06, 2017
Illinois Budget Crisis May Mean Fewer Roadblocks Over Holiday Weekend, but State Troopers are Still on the Lookout
Posted on June 26, 2017
What Happens After Your First DUI Arrest?
Posted on June 05, 2017
Illinois’ DUI Limits – What is BAC and How Might It Impact Your Case?
Posted on May 31, 2017
Distracted Driving Awareness and DUI Checkpoints Over Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on May 23, 2017
How Much Does an Illinois DUI Conviction Cost?
Posted on April 12, 2017
Pros and Cons of Taking a DUI Plea Bargain in Illinois
Posted on March 27, 2017
Driving with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device After a DUI Conviction – What You Should Know
Posted on March 20, 2017
Conviction of a Felony DUI Can Lead to a Loss of Your Firearm Rights
Posted on March 13, 2017
Illinois DUI Basics: Refusing a Blood, Breath, or Urine Test
Posted on March 06, 2017
DUI Charges Can Escalate Quickly
Posted on February 24, 2017
Adding Injury to Insult: Leaving the Scene of an Accident While Intoxicated
Posted on February 03, 2017
Can You Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Illinois?
Posted on January 19, 2017
Warrenville Man Gets Six Years Following Fatal DUI Crash
Posted on January 12, 2017
DUI Charges Do Not Have to Result in a Suspended License
Posted on January 05, 2017
DUI Involving the Death of a Passenger Can Result in Felony Charges
Posted on December 23, 2016
DUI Consequences for Underage Illinois Drivers
Posted on November 24, 2016
Impending Holiday Season Means DUI Checkpoints – What You Should Know
Posted on November 10, 2016
What the State Does Not Want You to Know About Sobriety Testing
Posted on November 03, 2016
When a DUI Charge Includes the Death or Injury of Another
Posted on October 24, 2016
Judge Rules a Doctor’s Profession is an Aggravating Factor in DUI, Not a Mitigating One
Posted on October 17, 2016
Illinois' DUI Laws and Medical Marijuana: What You Need to Know
Posted on October 03, 2016
Fighting a DUI in Illinois – Using Reasonable Doubt to Gain Leverage in Your Case
Posted on September 26, 2016
DUI Conviction and the BAIID - What It Means to Have a BAIID in Your Car
Posted on September 19, 2016
Illinois Ranked in Top 20 for Strictest DUI States
Posted on August 23, 2016
Understanding the Costs and Consequences of a First-Offense DUI in Illinois
Posted on August 16, 2016
Illinois Aggravated DUI: Factors that Can Increase the Penalty of Conviction in Your DUI Case
Posted on August 01, 2016
Naperville Makes Top Ten for DUI Arrests in Illinois
Posted on July 18, 2016
DUI and the Interstate Driver License Compact
Posted on June 29, 2016
The Consequences of Boating Under the Influence
Posted on May 25, 2016
Illinois DUI Accidents Involving Fatalities May Lead to Additional Charges
Posted on May 18, 2016
Neurological Institute Conducts DUI Reenactments to Deter Teens From Drinking and Driving
Posted on May 11, 2016
The Financial Costs of a DUI Conviction
Posted on May 04, 2016
Implied Consent and the Fourth Amendment in DUI Cases
Posted on April 26, 2016
Man Charged with Two Counts of Homicide in Fatal DUI Crash
Posted on March 15, 2016
Traffic Stops and DUI Charges
Posted on January 26, 2016
Rare Condition Leads to Dismissal of Criminal DUI Case in New York
Posted on January 19, 2016
New Alcohol-Related Laws Take Effect January 2016
Posted on January 12, 2016
Illinois State Police Encourages Drivers to Avoid the Fatal Four
Posted on December 17, 2015
Medicinal Marijuana Users and the Risk of a DUI
Posted on December 08, 2015
Alcohol’s Effect on People as They Age May Increase Risk of DUI
Posted on December 01, 2015
Could Illinois Budget Crisis End Up Affecting DUI Arrest Evidence?
Posted on October 27, 2015
Proposed Law Would Require IIDs for All New Vehicles
Posted on September 15, 2015
When Can The State Seize Your Car?
Posted on September 08, 2015
Combining Alcohol and Marijuana May Increase Risk of DUI Arrest
Posted on July 21, 2015
Understanding Illinois DUI Penalties
Posted on June 19, 2015
How Can Dashcam Video Help Your DUI Defense?
Posted on May 05, 2015
How To Restore Driving Privileges In Illinois After DUI
Posted on April 28, 2015
DUI Stop in Illinois? Five Ways to Protect Yourself
Posted on March 20, 2015
NHTSA Study Highlights Differences in Marijuana and Alcohol DUI Risks
Posted on February 26, 2015
Understanding DUI Checkpoints and What to Do during Traffic Stops
Posted on December 22, 2014
Don’t Let a Drunk Driving Offense Put a Damper on the Holiday Spirit
Posted on December 19, 2014
December in Illinois: Drunk and Drugged Driving (3-D) Prevention Month
Posted on December 16, 2014
The ALR Hearing: A Trial Within a Trial
Posted on November 10, 2014
Is Drugged Driving in Illinois on the Rise?
Posted on November 03, 2014
Changes to DUI Law Under Illinois Medical Cannabis Act
Posted on October 27, 2014
Illinois Minors Face Stiff Penalties under Zero Tolerance Law
Posted on October 13, 2014
Illinois Cracks Down on Drunk Driving
Posted on October 06, 2014
Illinois DUI Laws Extend beyond Drunk Driving
Posted on September 25, 2014
Naperville Proposes Regulations to Help Combat Irresponsible Drinking
Posted on September 17, 2014
DUI Laws Problematic When It Comes to Legal Drugs
Posted on August 14, 2014
Penalities for an Illinois DUI with Minors in the Car
Posted on July 31, 2014
Zero Tolerance and Underage DUI Charges in Illinois
Posted on June 13, 2014
DUI Regulation after Illinois Passage of Medical Marijuana
Posted on May 05, 2014
Woman Arrested After Killing Homeless Man While Drugged Driving
Posted on April 19, 2014
Woman Arrested for DUI After Wrong-Way Crash on I-94
Posted on April 05, 2014
Kerry Kennedy Found Not Guilty of DUI
Posted on March 31, 2014
School Superintendent Could Lose Job Over DUI Arrest
Posted on March 24, 2014
Woman Slams into Cop Car, Charged with DUI
Posted on March 11, 2014
Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DUI
Posted on January 31, 2014
Chicago Man Charged in Fatal DUI Crash
Posted on January 22, 2014
Court Cracks Down on DUI Offenders Failing to Meet Obligations
Posted on January 14, 2014
Driver Charged with Aggravated DUI in Crash that Killed Illinois Police Officer and K-9 Partner
Posted on January 07, 2014
Average Cost of a DUI in Illinois
Posted on December 24, 2013
Chicago Ambulance Driver Charged With Drunk Driving
Posted on December 13, 2013
Illinois Man Held on $250K After DUI Charge
Posted on November 22, 2013
Illinois Lawmakers Consider Stricter Penalties for Boating DUI Offenses
Posted on November 04, 2013
Dangers of Drinking and Driving Underage in Illinois
Posted on October 22, 2013
Woman Faces Fourth DUI Charge in Three Years
Posted on September 28, 2013
Are All DUI Arrest Requests Required?
Posted on August 28, 2013
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