Have you been charged with a DUI in Illinois? Driving under the influence of drugs or driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more in Illinois is a crime that is heavily prosecuted. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help protect your rights.
DUI’s can be life changing and the penalties are serious. DUI penalties include:
First Time DUI Offenders
If you are convicted of a first time DUI and over the age of 21, you may face license suspension, substantial fines, community service, DUI classes, and, in some cases, jail.
Second Time DUI Offenders
If you are convicted of a second time DUI, you may face a lengthly license suspension, substantial fines, and a minimum of 5 days in jail or 240 hours of community service.
Third Time DUI Offenders
Penalties for a third DUI are very serious, and the DUI may be upgraded to a felony. Your license will be suspended for years, and you could receive a lengthly prison sentence.
How a DUI Lawyer Can Help
Adding to those punishments is the fact that DUI cases are often difficult to defend, since cases are typically based on an officer’s direct observation. But there are specific sets of rules and regulations that police officers must follow when they stop a person for a suspected DUI.
The DUI prosecutors will be experienced. They may take advantage of weaknesses, loopholes, and other legal aspects to convict you.
That’s why you need a qualified and experienced DUI lawyer in your corner – someone that knows the ins and outs of Illinois DUI laws and is passionate about protecting your rights.
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