Driving Under the Influence
In Illinois, a DUI offense covers all types of impaired driving, from driving drunk to driving while under the influence of drugs (prescribed, abused, or illegal). In addition to penalties from the Illinois Secretary of State, you may also face criminal penalties. Potential criminal penalties may include revocation of driver’s license and vehicle registration, possible imprisonment, minimum $1,000 fine, community service, and drug and alcohol programs. Second and subsequent charges of DUI will likely increase the punishment in both fees, fines and jail time.