The unfortunate fact is that accidents happen. Whether anyone here in St. Charles or elsewhere would like to admit it, some people suffer serious or fatal injuries as a result of mistakes that are not rooted in criminal acts. When drunk driving is suspected, criminal charges could follow, but a good DUI defense could remove that potential factor from the table, leaving only mistake and negligence as the cause for an accident.
Driving a car after drinking alcohol is always a hazard, whether risking injury to oneself or others, or the chance of being arrested and charged with DUI. Penalties for DUI are severe in Illinois, especially if an accident or injuries are involved. Those who face these penalties often rely on a strong DUI defense to ensure police have not violated their rights and to challenge the evidence against them.