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Do you qualify to have your criminal record expunged?

After a criminal conviction in Peoria, you might be wondering how it will affect your future job prospects, whether or not you might be able to attend college, or if it will appear on your background check when you rent a new apartment. You may also be wondering if there is a way to keep it confidential, or to clear it from your record.

Can you refuse a breath test to avoid an Illinois DUI?

There are a number of reasons why you could feel nervous about a breath test. Maybe you believe you've had blood sugar issues, and a breath test could show a false positive. Perhaps the officer doesn't seem to understand how to use it properly, or maybe the device itself seems faulty. You are likely worried about incriminating yourself with a bad test.

Traffic violations can lead to several penalties

Traffic violations like speeding or running a stop sign might not seem very important in the long run, but they have the potential to impact you and your ability to drive. While one or two violations over a few years isn't likely to result in much more than fines from officers, if you have repeated violations, you could get so many points on your license that it's suspended.

Teenagers facing DUI charges could feel impact for years

Driving under the influence is a bad decision. Unfortunately, teenagers are notorious for poor decision-making, vulnerability to peer pressure and failure to consider consequences for their actions. Combine that with a zero tolerance law, and you have a very dangerous situation for your teenager.

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