Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or other substances is a criminal offense in the State of Illinois. Any person who commits this offense can face severe criminal punishment, including but not limited to confinement in jail and criminal fines. Furthermore, DUI offenders in Illinois will likely lose their driving privileges for a period of time. To avoid these charges, it is vital to comprehend the precise boundaries of Illinois laws against and punishment for DUI.
Illinois Laws Against DUI
The Illinois laws against DUI appear at 625 ILCS 5/11-501. Under this section, it is illegal to operate — or be in physical control of — a motor vehicle while:
Their blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) meets or exceeds 0.08%;
Under the influence of alcohol;
Under the influence of any intoxicating compound or combination of intoxicating compounds;
Under the influence of any drug or combination of drugs;
Under the combined