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Illinois DUI defense lawyerWhile it is far better to fight a DUI before conviction, not everyone is aware that they can and should do so. Thankfully, some individuals may still be eligible to drive with the installation of a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID). Learn more about driving with the BAIID (and what it entails) with help from the following information. 

About the BAIID Driving Option

Upon conviction of a DUI, the license of a driver is suspended. The individual then has two choices: refrain from driving until the suspension has expired or obtain a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) to become eligible for the BAIID driving option. Continuing to drive and not adhering to either of these options can result in additional criminal charges (a Class 4 felony). This applies, even if the individual is not intoxicated at the time they are caught driving.

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Illinois DUI defense lawyerAmericans sometimes take their rights for granted. What happens, though, when your own decisions result in a loss of your rights? This is, unfortunately, a possibility when one is convicted of a felony DUI. Learn more with help from the following information.

Your Right to Bear Arms

The right to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. However, this right can be revoked. This is what typically happens to individuals who have been convicted of a violent offense (domestic violence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, etc.). Yet it can also happen to those with non-violent felony offenses.

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Arlington Heights DUI defense lawyerIn Illinois, drivers arrested on DUI charges face an automatic suspension on their license. Otherwise known as a statutory summary suspension, this remains in effect until the suspension period has ended (one year for a first-offense), until the driver obtains driving relief through a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP), or unless the charges are mitigated or dismissed. Ideally, the final option is the one you should pursue. The following covers the why and how of fighting a DUI charge, and explains where you can find experienced assistance.

Taking a Look at the Bigger Picture

If you know you were driving intoxicated - perhaps because of a temporary lapse in judgement or because you suffer from a chronic illness (i.e. alcoholism) that makes it difficult for you to make sound decisions while intoxicated - you may be tempted to just live with the consequences of your charges. After all, it does seem like the responsible thing to do. Unfortunately, when you look at it this way, you may not be looking at the bigger picture.

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Arlington Heights DUI defense attorneyThis year is coming to a close, and another one will soon begin. As per the annual tradition, many will be ringing in this new year with their friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances at parties, events, and get-togethers. Knowing this - and the propensity for people drink at these gatherings - Illinois law enforcement is planning to make a “final push” for road safety over the New Year. Learn what you need to know about DUI checkpoints, DUI testing, and your right to quality legal defense with help from the following information.

DUI Checkpoints This New Year’s

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police, there will be more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state engaged in this final push for road safety. They will be running seat belt checks, DUI checks, and setting up DUI checkpoints. That means almost any driver - intoxicated or not - could be at risk for a traffic stop. If suspected of a DUI, these extra stops could also place numerous people in jail over the holiday season - some of which may not have even been intoxicated at the time of their stop.

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Arlington Heights DUI defense lawyerWhen it comes to DUI laws and penalties, each state is different. A recent analysis, which was conducted on all 50 of the United States, found Illinois to have some of the aggressive DUI programs. What does this mean for Illinois drivers who are charged with a DUI? First and foremost, it means that every driver facing a DUI should seek assistance from an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. The following information explains why.

Even First-Time Offenders Face Serious Consequences

While many other states simply assign a fine and possible jail time for those convicted of a first-offense or even second-offense DUI, those charged and convicted of a DUI within the state of Illinois face far more serious penalties, even for their first DUI offense.

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