Alcohol consumption often brings about changes in people's behavior. For some, it may result in a silliness that others may interpret as being the life of the party. Some who consume alcohol may become morose and sullen while others may react with a quick and violent temper. One common factor in all who consume alcohol is that it increases the likelihood that they will cause an accident when they get behind the wheel. Nevertheless, those facing charges of drunk driving are presumed innocent of the accusations and have the right to a strong DUI defense.
After receiving an Illinois CDL traffic violations ticket, a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) holder may feel overwhelmed and shaken up by the event of a CDL disqualification. But it is critical for the CDL driver to seek legal help as soon as possible in order to avoid the risk of losing driving privileges and the future loss of income.
Illinois law enforcement agencies, like most others across the country, are fighting an uphill battle against drugs in their communities. Unfortunately, authorities may overlook the fact that many involved in drug crimes need treatment for their addiction instead of incarceration for their offenses. One particularly disturbing criminal charge dating back to the 1980s holds responsible anyone who gives drugs to someone who then suffers a fatal overdose.