The Fourth of July holiday is historically a time when law enforcement pulls over suspected drunk drivers who may pose a risk to themselves and other motorists on the road. Illinois residents can expect police to be monitoring roadways for impaired and distracted drivers over the 4th of July weekend.
Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above is prohibited in the state of Illinois. There is zero tolerance for drinking and driving for anyone under the age of 21.
Penalties for Illinois DUI vary depending on the situation and whether it is a first or subsequent offense. A first offense Illinois DUI conviction may result in up to one year imprisonment and a fine up to $2500 as well as the suspension of your license.
If any minors under the age of 16 are in the car at the time of the violation, penalties increase. If the accident results in injuries or death, the consequences are dire. Those who are convicted of a second or third DUI offense can expect stiffer penalties including increased incarceration periods and costly fines.
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When you are charged with Illinois DUI, it is important to seek the help of a highly experienced Illinois DUI defense lawyer who will work to have your charges dismissed or reduced when possible, often resulting in the mitigation of the consequences you will face. Contact one of America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys and the recipient of the 2021 “Best of the Best Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys” Ronald L Bell, for immediate assistance today at 847-495-6000.