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 laws of the state 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 is driving 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 be pleaded to reckless driving in Ilinois.
- According to the law, prior DUI convictions, if any, stay active for five years and can increase the severity of the penalty with the number of offenses charged.