Many Illinois residents are currently planning or already enjoying holiday celebrations for 2018. Most can relate to high levels of stress that often accompany the holidays -- some, more than others. If serious personal problems arise, such as marriage trouble or getting arrested for alleged drug offenses or other crimes, it can bring the festive mood of the holidays to a screeching halt.
Every year, New Year's Eve celebrations coincide with a dramatic spike in DUI arrests and car accidents. If you are planning to consume alcohol while ringing in the new year, it is vital for you to know about the risks. A DUI accident can cause injuries and fatalities to others, along with a criminal conviction involving fines, jail time and license restrictions.
In Illinois and most other states, the penalties under conviction for illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol are quite severe. When a man or woman suddenly finds himself or herself facing drunk driving charges, many worries may come to mind, especially regarding issues such as whether or not he or she will go to jail. Many people also worry about their drivers' licenses, especially if it's not the first time they have been charged with such crimes.