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Know what is at stake with a DUI charge in Illinois

Like most people, you probably didn't set out to drive after you had too much to drink. In fact, you probably didn't intend to get drunk; you might simply have wanted a couple of drinks with friends or family. Regardless of your intentions at the beginning of the night, you later got stopped and arrested for drunk driving.

Should you fight a DUI charge?

A drunk driving charge is serious, even if it is your first one. Any type of criminal charge is a threat to your future, and you should not underestimate the potential impact of a conviction. If you have DUI charges pending against you, you may consider fighting these charges with the help of an experienced defense attorney.

Illinois man charged with drunk driving

A man who was injured after running his vehicle into a tree has been criminally charged, according to local authorities. The Illinois resident is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He was arrested for drunk driving but has since posted bond and been released. A court date is pending.

Drug crime suspect charged after fatal crash

An Edwardsville man apparently suffering from drug addiction was charged on Tuesday, March 19 with a DUI causing death after he allegedly drove a vehicle into a neighbor's house. Illinois law enforcement says that forensics tests showed elements of cocaine, marijuana, alprazolam, and more than 0.08 percent alcohol in the man's bloodstream. While not solely a drug crime, the charge was counted four times, one for each of the substances found in the man's blood.

Woman's death leads to Illinois DUI charges

A deadly Illinois car accident has led to the driver facing criminal charges. The accident occurred as the man was driving his female passenger's vehicle. He was traveling south on the interstate when the woman reportedly fell out of the vehicle. She was hit by two other vehicles and died at the accident scene. Authorities have charged the driver with DUI that involved a death and a leaving a fatal crash scene.

Illinois DUI charges may be complicated by other circumstances

Multiple charges against a person who is accused of a crime can make presenting a strong defense more difficult. When the court wants to convey the seriousness of the crime to the defendant and the community at large, they may propose longer sentences than the minimum mandated by the law. Guilty pleas and other bargaining with the court may be a tool for defendants to get reduced charges in DUI cases and show a willingness to work with the courts of Illinois. Such bargaining may work to a defendant's advantage.

Carlton Fisk arrested for drunk driving in Illinois

A famous baseball player has been arrested for drunk driving in the state of Illinois. Carlton Fisk, the Hall of Fame catcher, was arrested after police spotted him sleeping inside of his vehicle. The man not only faces drunk driving charges, but also other misdemeanors related to the incident.

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