Q: What are the Alcohol Limits for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Madison and St. Clair County, Illinois?
.08 BAC: It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more. A driver can also be convicted of DUI with a BAC of .05 if additional evidence is present.
Zero Tolerance: Drivers under age 21 are prohibited from driving with any trace of alcohol or drugs in their system.
Implied Consent to Testing: When operating a motor vehicle in Illinois, drivers automatically consent to submit to certain tests including breath, blood, or urine to determine if he/she is driving under the influence.
Driving under the influence is a serious offense with serious consequences. DUI refers to driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, including any legal or illegal substance that causes impairment. Illinois classifies DUI as a violent crime and a conviction is never expunged from a driver’s record.
Regardless of age, driving is a privilege and one not to be taken lightly. I urge you to familiarize yourself with Illinois’ DUI laws and to think twice before getting behind the wheel of a car. It’s not only against the law, it could kill you, your friends of family members, and innocent people who share the road with you.
Please. Drive Safe, Drive Sober.
To get more information after you or a family member has been charged with DUI/DWI or traffic citation call the Giacoletto Law Firm at 618-346-8841 or toll free at 888-346-8841 to speak today with an experienced Madison or St. Clair County criminal attorney centrally located in Collinsville.