Most people realize that driving while under the influence could have dangerous consequences. Others will admit that some sort of consequence when a DUI charge can be proven may be just. The Illinois State Bar is now challenging a law that was written a few decades ago, claiming that it unfairly leads to criminal charges against those who may not deserve them. If it is successful, it may alter who may be charged under certain circumstances.
Most any driver has been in an experience where he or she was unsure of which direction to go or the correct path to take. Unsure of an area, a motorist may end up taking a wrong turn, resulting in an embarrassing, potentially dangerous mistake. Unfortunately, one woman in Illinois now faces a DUI charge after a serious accident allegedly related to driving the wrong way.
There are many different reasons a car accident might happen. A person might be unfamiliar with the traffic patterns. He or she may become distracted by pedestrians or there could be unexpected wildlife in the road. As a result, it is prudent that car accidents are thoroughly investigated in order to determine the actual cause before criminal charges are issued. However, an Illinois woman now faces a DUI charge after a car accident.
Any person who has driven after the sun has set knows that a driver's visibility can be significantly reduced at night. If a person were driving on a dimly lit street, it might be difficult to see pedestrians in the roadway. This is especially true if those pedestrians are not in a crosswalk, or if they attempt to cross unexpectedly. However, after an accident that could have just as easily been caused by reduced visibility, one man now faces a DUI charge after a pedestrian fatality in Illinois.
The friendships forged in college are often some of the closest that a person may have. College friends serve as maids of honor, bridesmaids best men and godparents, among other roles. Unfortunately, one young man in Illinois is coping with the loss of two of his friends after a fatal car accident took their lives. He now faces a DUI charge in connection with their death.
Many people do not realize the many rights that are afforded to us as inhabitants of this country. Of course, most people are aware of the basic rights of freedom of religion and speech, for example, but they could be unaware of the many rights of people suspected or accused of a crime. As a result, some people who face a criminal accusation, including a DUI charge, may be unaware that their rights have been violated. An Illinois teenager will likely need to ensure that all her rights were observed in the events leading up to her arrest as well as throughout the criminal process.
The loss of a child is every parent's worst nightmare. However, the thought that a person may be involved with the events leading up to the death of their child is even more devastating. A crash in Illinois that took the life of a 4-year-old boy has also resulted in a DUI charge against the boy's father.
The effects of a car accident may sometimes be subtle. While cuts and broken bones are easily determined, the emotional and psychological impact of a motor vehicle accident may be more difficult to ascertain. These effects can often create confusion for the victim that may lead to behaviors that some people may perceive as evidence of being under the influence of alcohol. After an accident in Illinois, one woman now faces a DUI charge after police claim she drove the wrong way on the Interstate.
It is easy to make assumptions. For example, it is easy for people to assume that a person involved in a motor vehicle accident in the middle of the night was under the influence of alcohol. However, many people who have not been drinking use the roads at all hours of the night due to non-traditional work hours or illness. In all cases of suspected drunk driving, it is important that police officers and other authorities make charges based on actual evidence, not assumptions. There are multiple different reasons a woman could have been on the roadways when she was involved in an accident in Chicago that led to a DUI charge recently.
Driving in the early morning hours is often more difficult than driving during the middle of the day. For example, fatigue could be an issue for the driver. Also, it may be more difficult to see due to lack of sunlight. There are any number of reasons why a driver might have an accident at this time, and driving under the influence is often one of them. A man from the Chicago area faces a DUI charge after a recent fatal accident in Illinois.