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Understanding DUI Charges in Illinois


Illinois takes driving under the influence (DUI) offenses very seriously. DUI charges in Illinois translate into high fines, a loss of driving privileges, and even the possibility of jail over a first-time offense. Accepting DUI charges can have a harsh and significant impact on your future. Protect your loved ones and yourself from the legal repercussions of a DUI in Illinois when you consult with an experienced and specialized attorney like Laura Golub.


625 ILCS 5/11-501 of the Illinois Criminal Code: DUI Law


The 625 ILCS 5/11-501 Statute determines what factors make up a DUI in Illinois. It’s against the law to drive in Illinois at points such as when:


  • Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is over 0.08.

  • You’re under the influence of any intoxicating compound or combination of intoxicating compounds to a degree that renders you incapable of driving safely

  • You’re under the influence of prescription drugs or medical marijuana that renders you incapable of driving safely.


First and second-time DUI offenders are usually charged with a class A misdemeanor. However, DUI in Illinois can be a felony in some situations. Felonies carry much harsher penalties, including more expensive fines and extended jail sentences. Getting caught drinking and driving three times is an Illinois class 2 felony.


Confidential Legal Help For DUI Charges in Illinois


The Law Office of Laura Golub will expertly fight your DUI case, and help navigate the legal process so you don’t have to. Laura Golub’s aim is always to reduce or completely dismiss the charges against her clients; contact Attorney Laura Golub today to see how she can help you with your case. First time consultations are free of charge, and our office will ALWAYS keep your information confidential!


Call Laura Golub to discuss your DUI: (847) 808-9500

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