Although driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a dangerous activity in every circumstance, certain situations are more extreme than others. When a driver exhibits such reckless behavior, he or she could face criminal charges for aggravated DUI.
For readers interested in reviewing Illinois laws and penalties for standard DUIs, please do not hesitate to check out this recent blog post from The Prior Law Firm — How Does Illinois Define and Penalize Driving Under the Influence?
Circling back to the subject of aggravated DUI, the following sections will provide an overview of important definitions and penalties under Illinois law.
What is the Illinois Definition of Aggravated DUI?
The Illinois definition of aggravated DUI appears in 625 ILCS 5/11-501. The aggravated version of this offense applies when a driver commits a DUI under specific circumstances. Under 625 ILCS 5/11-501, a regular DUI becomes an aggravated [...]