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Zero Tolerance Violations in Illinois

Posted on in DUI Defense

Illinois defense attorneyAfter a stressful week, many people try to unwind by going out and having a drink or two, which is acceptable as long as they have made arrangements for their return home, and as long as they are over the age of 21 years old. If someone is caught driving under the influence, they may face serious consequences that could cost them their quality of life. If a person under the age of 21 is found drinking and driving, his or her consequences may be even more severe.

What Is Zero Tolerance?

Illinois is a “zero tolerance” state, where any driver under the age of 21 will automatically lose driving privileges for a minimum of two years if caught with any alcohol in his or her system. If the driver’s license is suspended before the offender reaches his or her 21st birthday, then a driver remedial education course must be successfully completed, and a driver’s licensing examination must be submitted to revalidate the driver’s license.

Zero Tolerance in the Numbers

From the years 2013 to 2015, the zero tolerance numbers have drastically changed in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane Counties. The information does not display for the years 2016 and 2017 as of yet.

  • In 2013, DuPage County experienced 78 zero tolerance violations. One year later, that number decreased to 56 zero tolerance violations. In 2015, there was a total of 47 zero tolerance violations.
  • Cook County experienced 186 zero tolerance violations in 2013. That number decreased to 144 zero tolerance violations in 2014. One year later, there was a total of 127 zero tolerance violations that were recorded.
  • In 2013, Will County recorded 44 zero tolerance violations. In 2014, there were 42 zero tolerance violations that were recorded. In 2015, there was a total of 41 zero tolerance violations.
  • Kane County experienced 35 zero tolerance violations in 2013. One year later, in 2014, a total of 25 zero tolerance violations were recorded. In 2015, there was a total of 18 zero tolerance violations.

Contact a DuPage County DUI Defense Lawyer

Being charged with a DUI is serious, as you may lose your job and other potential employment opportunities. If you have been accused of driving under the influence, you do not have to fight the legal battle alone. At McMahon Law Offices, we have represented clients in DUI defense matters for over 24 years, and we are ready to discuss your case. Please call an Oakbrook Terrace DUI defense attorney at 630-953-4400 for a free consultation. We are also available in the evening and on weekends.





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