Do I have to take the breathalyzer test?

By |2022-05-25T20:54:59+00:00May 25th, 2022||

If the officer finds enough clues of impairment (and they will), there is probable cause to arrest you for driving under the influence. You will be taken to the police station and aske whether you wish to submit to a breathalyzer test to register your BAC. What the officer will never tell you is that the [...]

What are the Field Sobriety Tests in Illinois?

By |2022-05-25T20:53:04+00:00May 25th, 2022||

The officer will then ask you perform field sobriety tests (SFSTs). These are dual-attention tests designed to observe your responses as to whether you can listen to directions, are coordinated enough to perform the tests, and can understand what the officer is saying to you. These tests include a horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN). During [...]

What do the police look for when the pull me over?

By |2022-05-25T20:51:32+00:00May 25th, 2022||

An officer is specially trained to identify signs of impairment and clues of being under the influence when conducting a traffic stop. Knowing what the officer is looking for when he pulls you over is the first way to prevent being arrested for DUI. If you are pulled over for committing a traffic violation such [...]

How bad is a DUI?

By |2022-05-25T20:47:54+00:00May 25th, 2022||

A DUI can be either a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on the specifics of the incident. For example, being charged with a DUI can become a felony if you do not have a valid driver’s license, if someone was hurt as the result of an accident or if you left the scene of an [...]

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