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Defenses to DUI

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DUI lawyerNo matter how complicated the DUI defense process may be, it is not always perfect. Given the fact that everyone makes mistakes, some of them can be very serious and can negatively affect your quality of life. Filling out the paperwork for a DUI charge must be accurate, and no mistakes can be made. For more than seven years, at least 3,000 drivers in the Chicago area were arrested for a DUI, but their information was not logged into the State’s system.

DUI Mix-Ups Can Cause Serious Problems

More than thousands of people caught drinking and driving have avoided required license suspensions because of mix-ups in DUI papers. They have also could stay on the roads since their DUI paperwork did not go through or was mishandled. Research has found that the arrests of those drivers were not logged into the Illinois state computers to suspend their driver’s license. Because of these failures, there is much concern that there may be more dangerous drivers on the roadway than anticipated.

How Are DUI Offenders Able to Stay Behind the Wheel?

In the suburbs, especially, drunk drivers have been allowed to keep their driver’s license and instead pay a massive fine. Because of that trade-off, investigations were run to learn more about the underlying issue. As many as one in 15 DUI offenders are still able to drive as a result of the mix-up in DUI charges.

Real-Life Example

One example includes a West Chicago man who was pulled over twice for drinking and driving. Both times that he was pulled over, there was a failure in sending the DUI paperwork to the state of Illinois. The man had actually been arrested for the third and fourth time for a DUI. Over one year later, he lost his driving privileges as a result of one of the DUI charges leading to a conviction that caused another reason for the license revocation.

Contact an Oakbrook Terrace DUI Defense Lawyer

Being charged with a DUI is very serious, with the possibility of lost driving privileges, lost employment opportunities, and lost overall quality of life. Mistakes that are made on DUI paperwork can cause even more serious consequences. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, then McMahon Law Offices can assist you with your case. Please call a DuPage County DUI defense attorney at 630-953-4400 for a free initial consultation. We are also available during the evening and weekends.

 

Sources:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-dui-paperwork-mistakes-met-20150227-story.html

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