Anyone who has been in a relationship or has raised a family knows that the calling can be very stressful at times. Particularly when relationships are not going well or even failing altogether, emotions can run high. People often do things that they ordinarily would not in these situations.
Any Illinois resident who has been through the process probably knows that a drunk driving charge in this state is never a minor affair. Even first-time offenders can face significant penalties that can really affect their lives. Moreover, a repeat DUI, or a DUI with other aggravating circumstances, come with harsher penalties that can include jail time and even a felony conviction.
Drivers everywhere know the dangers of using your phone while driving. Distracted driving is a nationwide problem with 1-in-4 drivers found to have used a cell phone moments before a crash. Illinois lawmakers are pushing to increase penalties for drivers who can’t put their phones down until they reach their destination.