A state representative who was pulled over for suspected drunk driving earlier in May is facing charges that could jeopardize his position. Illinois Representative Steve Reick was arrested in Springfield on May 1. He was slated to make his first court appearance on May 30, where his attorney will begin the process of presenting a DUI defense.
For the second time in just over a month, a state representative is under fire for alleged drunk driving. Representative Steven Reick was arrested by Illinois State Police in the early morning of May 2, and is now facing multiple charges, including DUI. Reick is the second state official recently charged with drunk driving, after the March 29 charges against Representative Kam Buckner.
A man in Glendale Heights is facing serious charges following a fatal car accident believed to be predicated on intoxication. The 21-year-old Illinois resident is charged with aggravated DUI and reckless homicide after the accident that claimed two lives early on March 20. His attorney will review the facts of the case in advance of a trial date in order to build a strong homicide and DUI defense.
Illinois laws are tough on drunk driving, especially when DUI leads to an accident that causes grave or fatal injuries. In this situation, a driver could face criminal charges that, if convicted, could result in decades behind bars. Drivers facing these types of criminal allegations will need to focus on developing a strong criminal defense strategy.
Police in Downers Grove arrested the man they say killed a high school student as she was crossing a road near the school. Impairment is believed to have contributed to this event. As such, this individual has been charged with felony DUI and reckless driving. As fighting felony level charges in an Illinois criminal court is a difficult task, the accused can turn to an experienced DUI defense attorney for assistance.
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A recent late-night collision sent one man to the hospital and the other into police custody. Illinois police arrested the driver accused of causing the wreck on a DUI charge. Another vehicle suffered damage from flying debris, but no one inside was injured.
Illinois police recently arrested a man they claim fell asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. In addition to a DUI charge, the driver is also facing charges for having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and for improperly parking on a roadway. The driver apparently refused to submit to blood-alcohol level testing prior to his arrest.
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.
Summer is in full swing, and one of the biggest celebrations of the season happens this week. With July 4 festivities, there is sure to be plentiful food, friends and fireworks. There is also likely to be alcohol served at picnics and gatherings, and the party atmosphere is perfect for kicking back and having a good time. However, Illinois police will be out in full force to keep the roads safe for travelers, and this could mean many will be seeking DUI defense.