A routine traffic stop on the night of April 6 led to a 43-year-old Illinois man being charged with drunk driving for the fifth time according to a report from the St. Charles Police Department. The St. Charles resident was being held at the Kane County Jail on charges of aggravated DUI and driving while under the influence of alcohol with a revoked license.
An Illinois man was taken into police custody on July 25 following a motorcycle accident that left a passenger with severe injuries. The motorcyclist was believed to be under the influence when the accident occurred.
Many people think it is not worth the cost to hire a lawyer to defend them from DUI charges. They tend to mistakenly suppose that these are fairly minor cases, especially if it is the first time they have been charged. It also is often commonly believed that, if the breath test or blood test shows an illegally elevated blood alcohol level, there is no point in fighting the charges anyway.
Illinois drivers who are arrested for driving while impaired may face a variety of penalties based on the facts surrounding their DUI charge. For instance, the severity of penalties they may face may depend on their age, whether there were minors in the car or whether they have prior drunk or impaired driving convictions. Those who are convicted on a misdemeanor Class A charge for the first time will lose their license for one year as well as have their registration suspended.