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A DUI Conviction in Illinois Can Cost Thousands of DollarsWhat is the cost of being convicted of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs in Illinois? Before you even consider the effect it will have on your criminal record and reputation, the money you lose after a DUI conviction is significant.

Each year, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office puts out a DUI Fact Book. Included inside is a chart adding up the various fees and expenses that can result from a DUI conviction. The monetary amounts are only estimates that can vary depending on where you live, but they do give a sense of how the costs can accumulate.

Court Penalties

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car search, drug sniffing dogs, DUI charge, DUI checkpoints, field sobriety test, Illinois criminal defense lawyer, Illinois DUI attorney, sobriety checkpointsPolice officers in Illinois have the authority to set up sobriety checkpoints to catch drunk drivers. Sobriety checkpoints are meant to allow police to provide safety to the public by conducting a brief investigation of stopped drivers. The police need to stop cars in a neutral manner and not target specific drivers. They can use a predetermined method of selecting cars to stop, or they can stop every car.

In addition, the police officers have to give some advanced warning of the checkpoint, usually by posting a sign before the checkpoint, and the police may only stop a driver for a reasonable time.

Sobriety Checkpoints Common on Holidays

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