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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

Despite gains, Illinois has yet to fully tourniquet the bloodletting caused by the selfish faction who persist in driving under the influence (DUI). Among this faction, DUI recidivists are commonplace and the elite threat. As Illinois legislators have done with prosecutions of sex offenders and domestic batterers, this Article advocates for the enactment of legislation allowing the State to admit evidence of a DUI defendants prior DUIs at trial. Admission of prior DUIs against a defendant will strengthen prosecutions of recidivists, which are inherently difficult, and ensure offenders face criminal sanctions proven to reduce recidivism.

First Page

126

Last Page

143

Publication Date

9-1-2016

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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