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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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DUI in IllinoisDriving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious charge in Illinois. DUI convictions can come with lifelong consequences; as such, if you are charged with a DUI you should contact a skilled drunk driving defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Illinois DUI Law

Illinois law prohibits drivers from driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Specifically, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content above .08. You can also be cited for a DUI if your BAC is between .05 and .08 and the officer believes you are intoxicated due to your behavior. While every person is different and there are many factors that affect BAC, the rule of thumb is that for an average sized man, one 12 oz. regular beer, five-ounce glass of wine, or one-and-a-half-ounce shot is equal to .02 BAC and bodies usually metabolize alcohol at the rate of .02 per hour. Some BAC calculators exist that allege to give you a more specific calculation; however, the safest and surest way to avoid driving while impaired and the consequences that come with a DUI is to never drink and drive.

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