What Are the Consequences of Not Appearing for My DUI Charges in Chicago?

Every day, Chicago drivers are pulled over, arrested, and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Most charges are based on a driver having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) higher than the legal limit to operate a vehicle or police believe the driver to be otherwise impaired. If you’re faced with […]
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How to Ensure Successful Defense of a DUI in Chicago

To successfully defend a DUI in Chicago, you should get a lawyer who has experience handling these types of legal cases. Yes, a DUI may sound like a straightforward case for any lawyer to handle, but the reality is such cases are much more difficult than many perceive.  Start with identifying a law firm […]
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What to do Before your Hearing for a Chicago DUI Charge

If you’ve been charged with DUI in Chicago, it is in your best interest to defend your rights and maintain a valid driver’s license.  Much of that work will happen before you appear in court for the first time. Here are some things to consider before your first hearing:  Hire a DUI Lawyer Hiring […]
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Will A Public Defender Help You With A DUI Case?

DUI charges could lead to the suspension of your driver’s license or a denial of your driving privileges. The charges can have adverse effects on your career, social life, and daily life. You have a right to hire an attorney when you are charged with a DUI. If you don’t have enough money to […]

First DUI Offense Chicago: What to Expect

Many people don’t know what to do or expect after being arrested for their first DUI. Usually, almost all DUI arrests in Chicago cover two different cases: criminal charges placed on you (DUI charges along with received tickets) and license suspension. When it comes to criminal charges, the offender is usually innocent until proven […]

Important Questions To Ask When Talking To A DUI Attorney

If the police arrested you for driving under the influence of alcohol, you need to act fast by hiring a DUI attorney. Acting fast is important because the criminal justice department works faster than an ordinary civil lawsuit. However, acting quickly should not mean you are hiring just any attorney you find without first […]

Underage Drinking/Consumption of Liquor by a Minor

Underage Drinking/Consumption of Liquor by a Minor and Your Illinois Driver’s License Illinois residents who are under the age of 21 and have been charged with possessing or consuming alcohol need to be mindful of the consequences that may accompany these charges. Pursuant to 235 ILCS 5/6-20 a person who is under 21 years of age […]

DUI Frequently Asked Questions

If I am arrested for DUI will my driver’s license be suspended? The short answer is yes. The length of the suspension depends on whether the driver submitted to a blood, breath or urine test at the time of arrest. If the driver submitted to a test and failed, his license is suspended for […]

Chicago CDL DUI Attorneys

CDL DRIVERS AND DUI CHARGES IN THE GREATER CHICAGO AREA The rules for CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) drivers are stricter than for the average driver. A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge is tough enough on a regular license holder in Illinois. If you possess a CDL; however, your CDL will be disqualified under […]

Boating DUI Attorneys

BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL 625 ILCS 45/5-16 OPERATING A WATERCRAFT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, OTHER DRUG OR DRUGS, INTOXICATING COMPOUND OR COMPOUNDS, OR COMBINATION THEREOF Just as it is illegal in Illinois to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol or […]

Personal injury attorneys

Personal injury attorneys First appeared  Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. on Homepage The personal injury lawyers at Parente & Norem, P.C. are dedicated solely to helping injured people and their families. They have recovered over $250 million dollars on behalf of their clients to compensate for physical, financial, and emotional losses.  Our firm […]

Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago

What is the real interpretation of a Personal Injury? That’s why it’s really crucial that, if you’ve been a target of personal injury, you choose the appropriate personal injury attorney to represent you. Your personal injury attorney should be able to properly examine the advantages of a personal injury case, approximate its monetary worth, […]

Aggravated Speeding Chicago Attorneys

Aggravated speeding is driving 26 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit. It is a very serious moving violation. Aggravated Speeding is a misdemeanor offense. Aggravated Speeding can either be a Class A Misdemeanor or a Class B Misdemeanor. See 625 ILCS 5/11-501. How do I know if my Aggravated Speeding ticket is a Class […]