College, State & Federal Sanctions for Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policies/Laws

College, State & Federal Sanctions for Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policies/Laws

Students not using alcohol or other drugs themselves, but knowingly associating with other students or student groups who are violating the College’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) policy, will be subject to the same disciplinary action as those students who were actually violating the college AOD policy.

Undesirable conduct stemming from off-campus usage of AODA is subject to disciplinary action by DACC. Any individual, group or organization which permits undesirable conduct stemming from off-campus AOD usage is subject to disciplinary action by the College.

Students are not allowed to transport or consume alcoholic beverages before or during college sponsored trips. Further individuals are not permitted to participate in college sponsored events on or off campus after drinking and when intoxicated.

Illinois Sanctions for Violation of Alcohol Control Statutes

235 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/6-20

  1. It is a Class A Misdemeanor – unlawful use of a identification card
  2. Class 4 Felony – fictitious or unlawfully altered identification card
  3. Class 4 Felony – fraudulent identification card
  4. Class B Misdemeanor to possess or sell alcholo if you are under 21*
  5. Class A Misdemeanor to see, give, or deliver alcohol to individuals under 21 years of age. Local ordinances may also be enforced.

Class A Misdemeanors are punishable with a fine of $1 to $2,500 and up to 1 year in the county jail.
Class B Misdemeanors are punishable with a fine of $1 to $1,500 and up to six months in the county jail.

  • These violations may also result in one's driver's license being administratively revoked or suspended by the Illinois Secretary of State's office.

Illinois Sanctions for Driving Under the Influence

625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-501

  1. Driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or
    compounds or any combination thereof

    1. First Conviction:

      1. Minimum of 2-year loss of full driving privileges
      2. Possible imprisonment for up to 1 year
      3. Maximum fine of $2,500
    2. Second Conviction:

      1. Minimum 5-year loss of full driving privileges for a 2 nd conviction in a 20 year period
      2. Mandatory 5 days imprisonment or 240 hours of community services
      3. Possible imprisonment for up to 1 year
      4. Maximum fine of $2,500
    3. Third Conviction (Class 2 Felony):

      1. Minimum 10-year loss of full driving privileges
      2. Mandatory 18-30 month periodic imprisonment
      3. Possible imprisonment for up to 7 years
      4. Maximum fine of $25,000
    4. Aggravated DUI (Class 4 Felony/following a crash resulting in great bodily harm or
      permanent disfigurement):

      1. Minimum of 1-year loss of full driving privileges
      2. Possible imprisonment for up to 12 years
      3. Maximum fine of $25,000
  2. Other Alcohol Offenses

    1. Illegal transportation of an alcoholic beverage:

      1. Maximum fine of $1,000
      2. Driver’s license suspended for 1st conviction
      3. Driver’s license revoked for a 2 nd conviction
    2. Summary Suspension:

      1. First Office:

        1. A chemical test indication of a BAC of .08 or greater results in a mandatory 1-year driver’s license suspension
        2. Refusal to submit to a chemical test(s) in a 3-year license suspension
  3. The Zero Tolerance Law provides that minors can have their driving privileges suspended even if they are not intoxicated at the 018 level. The following table shows the length of time your driving privileges may be suspended under the Zero Tolerance Law (for BAC of .01 or greater) and DUI Laws (for BAC of .08 or greater). The loss of driving privileges is greater if you refuse to take a sobriety test.