Q: What Are the Different Types of DUI and Alcohol Related Offenses?
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol is DUI with a BAC of .08 or more.
Driving Under the Extreme Influence of Alcohol is DUI with a BAC of .16 or more.
Aggravated DUI is Driving under the influence and
• Involved in a crash resulting in a death or personal injury.
• Driving a school bus with children.
• Driving without a valid driver’s license/permit or insurance.
• Arrested for a third or subsequent DUI.
• Having a previous history of reckless homicide or aggravated DUI involving a death.
Reckless Homicide is DUI involving a crash in which an individual (not the driver) sustains an injury or death.
DUI Child Endangerment is DUI while transporting a child under age 16.
Illegal Transportation/Open Container
A driver and passenger over age 21 may be ticketed if open alcoholic beverages
are present in the passenger area of the vehicle. Drivers under age 21 face suspension/revocation of their driving privileges.
A person under age 21 (does not have to be operating a motor vehicle) consumes, possesses, purchases, or receives alcohol.
Contributing to DUI
A person who knowingly allows another person to operate his/her vehicle while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Parental/Adult Parental Responsibility
A parent or adult who knowingly allows individuals under age 21 to drink in their
home or on their private property. If the action results in great bodily harm or death
of someone, the adult may be charged with a felony resulting in 1 to 3 years in prison
and a $25,000 fine.
Simple Ways to Avoid DUI
- Designate a Driver
- Stay Overnight
- Use Public Transportation
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.
Source: Illinois Secretary of State