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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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The holiday season is a great time to spend with family and friends at parties, dinners, and other festive events. For some, the celebrations also include the imbibing of drinks--beer, wine, hot toddies, and more. Of course, this presents the risk that, when it is time to go home, one may get behind the wheel while under the influence. This is never a smart move, often leading to serious accidents, DUI charges, or both.

Holiday DUIThe prevalence of drinking and driving around certain holidays is well-known. It usually results in law enforcement officers stepping up their enforcement efforts around these times. In fact, some are even proposing changes the laws related to DUIs around certain high-risk holidays in order to further deter drunk driving.

Holiday DUIs

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