When the police pull you over on suspicion of drunk driving, the trouble is only beginning. Facing charges brings stress and anxiety to your life, while taking away time and money dealing with the criminal justice system. A conviction comes with multiple penalties in and out of the courtroom, including high fines, possible jail time (and thus lost wages or even employment), court fees and family drama.
Illinois police and those across the country are gearing up for Memorial Day weekend. There is typically an increase of collisions, as well as traffic stops resulting in drunk driving charges during this annual holiday celebration. One man was accused of imbibing, then getting behind the wheel. In fact, police say he committed several offenses before, during and after his arrest.
If you were to survey all licensed drivers in Illinois, many would say they have, at some point in their driving careers, been stopped by a police officer in traffic, for suspected speeding. Nowadays, many towns have installed cameras that photograph the license plate of a vehicle that passes the connected motion sensor at or above a particular speed. At other times, a police officer might pull someone over, and the situation may end with a mere warning to slow down or escalate into a much more serious situation. This is why many people choose to fight tickets for traffic violations.