Like other states of the US, DUI/DWI is an illegal act and a punishable crime in the state of Illinois.
An individual found drunk driving and violating the state’s laws can be convicted under the criminal laws of the state, which are pretty stringent.
The Illinois DUI/DWI laws:
Some of the laws surrounding the DUI/DWI in the state of Illinois are as follows:
- An individual drives a vehicle that can be subjected to a chemical test to detect alcohol consumption or drug intoxication levels.
- Test refusal can lead to huge penalties.
- The DUI offense cannot plead to reckless driving in Illinois.
- According to the law, prior DUI convictions, if any, stay active for five years and increase the penalty’s severity with the number of offenses charged.