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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_404002519.jpgFar too often, a fun and relaxing evening spent with family and friends can end up being a night spent behind bars, due to drinking and driving. Being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is serious. You may lose potential employment opportunities, the ability to drive, and even your vehicle, in more serious cases. In the state of Illinois, anyone who is accused of a DUI must go through a drug or alcohol evaluation before sentencing for the offense.

Why Does the Offender Have to Be Evaluated?

The evaluation was made to determine the offender’s alcohol and drug use and the risk to public safety. The offender’s driving record, chemical test results, test score and category, and an interview with an evaluator will be reviewed during this process. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-16.jpgDomestic battery has been a major problem in the United States for many years. The abuser may face serious criminal charges, loss of employment opportunities, and decreased quality of life. The person affected by the abuse may face physical and emotional hardships for the rest of his or her life. In the United States alone, domestic battery and abuse happens far too often, and the consequences of the abuse have become more serious.

Facts About Domestic Battery and Violence

Domestic battery and abuse result in many more injuries that require medical attention than accidents, muggings, and forced sexual assault combined. In the United States alone, a woman is beaten every 15 seconds, with two in five women who are murdered killed by their husbands or boyfriends. Although there are situations where a woman beats a man, over 95 percent of all domestic battery and violence cases involve a man beating a woman. Domestic battery, violence, and abuse do not often happen suddenly; the abuse usually becomes more frequent and severe over time. Domestic battery, abuse, and violence can happen anywhere at any time. The abuse can also happen to anyone, no matter what social class, race, status, or educational background.

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Addison IL criminal defense lawyerWhile most traffic violations result in nothing more than a traffic ticket and fine, there are other, more serious actions that can result in misdemeanor criminal charges. What are these situations, and what should you do if you find yourself in one of them? The following information explains further, and it provides details on where to find assistance.

Examples of Misdemeanor Traffic Violations

Most misdemeanor traffic violations are related to either drunk or drugged driving (typically charged as a Class A misdemeanor for first and second offenses). However, there are several other instances that may result in a misdemeanor traffic violation. Examples include:

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