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Underage DUI is serious in Illinois

Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States killing approximately 10,500 people each year. And although there’s been a decline in recent years, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults nationwide.

Illinois takes driving under the influence (DUI) very seriously, especially for underage drivers. The charges at any age for a DUI are serious but increase significantly if you’re drinking and driving under the age of 21.

Why police are keeping a close eye on colleges in October

In a recent blog post, we discussed the repercussions that DUI charges can bring on your education and career. Out of all the months during the school year, October tends to be the beginning of the consequences for many Illinois college students.

The students now know their classes and their classmates well. The amount of festivities around the area begins to increase. With how much is happening at numerous college campuses in October, the local police begin to keep a closer eye on suspicious activity and driving behavior. You should warrant caution if you receive an invitation to the following events so that you do not make your post-college life more difficult.

Will a DUI affect my career plans after college?

It is not uncommon for college students to blow off steam by drinking, which is why many drunk driving accidents and arrests involve students in college. One drive after imbibing too much could result in your arrested for driving under the influence. Illinois takes driving while intoxicated seriously, and DUI charges can have severe long-term consequences.

In 2016, 26 percent of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes were of the ages 21-24. Facing DUI charges can be troubling, especially when you are young. It is wise to educate yourself on how your life may change if you find yourself in this situation.

In classroom, continue to be a champion for your autistic child

You cried the tears upon learning your child was autistic. You’ve seen the progress he or she has made in early child development programs, and now it’s time to enroll him or her in school.

Since you’ve come this far as a champion for your special-needs child, you must continue to do so now that he or she is in school. That’s why you must find the right school district that will accommodate and accept your child’s needs. Yes, it will be a challenge.

When teenagers commit crimes, what should parents do?

You have watched your child become a teenager, and you couldn’t be more proud of them. They have so many characteristics that you absolutely love. But no one is perfect—and that includes your child.

The teenage years are a time when kids often become defiant, act out and make mistakes. Sometimes, these mistakes might include committing a crime. Every parent is horrified at the prospect of their son or daughter getting in trouble with the law—especially at such a young age, when they have their entire future ahead of them. But this is a painful reality for the many parents whose teenagers have crossed a line and broken the law.

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