Drivers who are charged with DUI in Illinois or any other state are not necessarily guilty of the charge. There are multiple defenses that defendants may use in an effort to obtain a favorable outcome in their case. For instance, an individual may claim that he or she was forced to drive or that he or she was not actually intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle. It may also be possible for drivers to claim that they became intoxicated against their will.
On May 30, a federal judge in Illinois sentenced a former top-level member of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel to 15 years in prison. The defendant previously testified against infamous drug lord "El Chapo."