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Drunk Driving/DUI Resource Links

The National College for DUI Defense®, Inc

"A professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar". NCDD members boast the premiere DUI defense attorneys in the United States and Canada. Members attend workshops throughout the year, share ideas and information. Highly-qualified expert witnesses in the fields of chemistry, forensics, breath and blood testing and standardized field sobriety testing are friends of the organization.


Includes information concerning the DUI laws of all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. Topics include information on administrative driver's license suspensions, BAC levels, DUI evaluation and classification programs, DUI child endangerment laws, zero tolerance and per se laws, enhanced criminal penalties for high BAC levels, habitual offenders, and accidents with injuries or death, among other things. The site also includes state-by-state statistics regarding DUI fatality rates.

The Official Website of the Illinois Secretary of State

In Illinois, the Secretary of State administers all driver's licensing functions, including but not limited to, driver's license reinstatement hearings. In other words, the office functions as what is often referred to as the "DMV".

The Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse link to licensed substance abuse evaluators and treatment agencies in Illinois, divided by counties. While all of these providers are license, be advised that not all providers are the same.

The American Psychiatric Association

The APA publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The DSM-5 guidelines for substance use disorders govern the risk classification for DUI offenders based upon the symptoms identified. The risk level assigned via the DSM criteria determines the number of treatment hours the offender will be required to complete.

National Commission Against Drunk Driving

NCADD develops strategies and programs focusing on the reduction of incidents of driving while impaired.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Dedicated to stopping drunk driving, supporting victims, and preventing underage drinking.

Drug & Alcohol Information Center

This website offers information and resources for anyone looking to help someone with a drinking problem.

Impaired Driving Division - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Developing partnerships to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related health care costs resulting from impaired driving.

Alcohol Q&A: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Questions and answers on drunk driving, laws, and alcohol-related crashes.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Impaired Driving

Facts, data, publications, and more information involving impaired drivers.

The Century Council

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.

American Council On Alcoholism

A national non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the effects of alcohol, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and affordable alcohol treatment programs.

How a DUI Conviction Affects Your Insurance

Description of the affects that a DUI may have on an insured's auto policy, from insure.com, an online consumer insurance information service.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

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