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DUI / Traffic Law in Illinois & Iowa


An arrest or charge of OWI in the State of Iowa means that you were caught in a situation involving drunk driving. You may have exhibited erratic behavior, or failed a sobriety test administered by a police officer. Most likely, you'll be charged, booked, and taken to jail. In the State of Iowa, you are considered drunk if your blood alcohol level is 0.08% or higher. If you are under the age of 21 years, the limit is 0.02% or higher.


The State of Illinois only issues the charge of DUI. In the State of Illinois that means you were driving under the influence. If police determine probable cause, you'll be arrested and taken into custody and formally charged. You can lose your driver's license, or receive restricted driving privileges. You are considered legally drunk in Illinois if your blood alcohol level is 0.08% or higher.


If you received a citation for speeding, hit-and-run, no motor vehicle insurance, driving with a suspended or revoked license, or other minor traffic violation it is important to get these issues resolved as soon as possible. While these issues on their own are not major infraction, they can lead to serious consequences if you experience multiple offenses in a short period of time. Consequences include fines, a suspended license, and even some jail time.

If you need legal representation for a OWI, DUI, or other traffic violation, call C. Stephan Marsh at Marsh Law, Ltd. today at 309-786-2000.