Norridge DUI Attorney

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When you have been arrested on driving under the influence (DUI) charges, not only are you facing extensive jail sentences and expensive fines, but also irreparable damage to your reputation. Since DUI is considered a very serious offense, law enforcement are vigilantly alert for individuals who operate any vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and even drugs. If you have been charged with a DUI, seek representation from our trusted and experienced legal team.

Penalties for DUI in Illinois

DUI means operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, marijuana, medication or other controlled substances, such as methamphetamine. A driver is legally determined to be under the influence if he/she has a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more, has used any illegal substance, or is affected by marijuana.

First DUI Offense:

  • Maximum sentence of one year in jail
  • Fines of up to $2,500
  • License suspension for a minimum of one year
  • Mandatory community service if BAC >.16
  • Possible ignition interlock device installation

Second DUI Offense:

  • Maximum sentence of one year in jail
  • Fines of up to $2,500
  • License suspension for a minimum of five years
  • If BAC > .16 an additional mandatory minimum 2 extra days in jail
  • Mandatory minimum 240 hours community service or 5 days in jail

Third DUI Offense (Class 2 Felony):

  • Maximum jail sentence of up to seven years
  • Fines of up to $25,000
  • License suspension for a minimum 10 years
  • If BAC > .16 mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail and $2,500 in fines
  • Mandatory community service

The severity of the penalties increase if a driver who is under the influence causes an accident, leading to the injury or death of another individual. If a child was in the vehicle during a DUI arrest, you may be facing additional charges for child endangerment.

Have a Former Prosecutor On Your Side

As a former prosecutor, our founding attorney possesses an extensive knowledge of the legal system in order to provide his clients with a strategic defense for each one. We understand the severity of these charges and damage it can cause in your life, so don’t hesitate to obtain legal services from our Norridge DUI attorneys today.

For more information about how our Norridge DUI law firm may be able to help you, contact our office today and schedule a free consultation.