Rolling Meadows DUI Attorney

Protecting Your Rights

At Ahmad Law Firm, we understand how stressful and frustrating being charged for driving under the influence (DUI) can be. Not only will you be facing harsh penalties, but your reputation could be permanently tarnished. Having a DUI on your record could make it exceptionally difficult to register for college, apply for a job, or purchase a home. In order to reduce the charges or avoid the consequences altogether, it’s imperative you seek legal representation from our Rolling Meadows DUI defense attorney.

DUI Penalties in Illinois

Due to the dangers and negative stigma associated with drunk driving, a DUI conviction is a serious offense. Penalties can include jail time, expensive fines and court costs, driver’s license suspension or revocation, increased car insurance premiums, and a criminal record.

Penalties for DUI in Illinois include:

  • First DUI Offense
    • Up to one year in jail
    • Fines up to $2,500
    • License suspension for up to one year
    • Mandatory community service, if BAC > .16
    • Possible ignition interlock device
  • Second DUI Offense
    • Up to one year in jail
    • Fines up to $2,500
    • Mandatory minimum 240 hours community service or five days in jail
    • An additional mandatory minimum of two extra days in jail, if BAC > .16
    • License revocation
  • Third DUI Offense (Class 2 Felony)
    • Possible jail time of up to seven years
    • Up to $25,000 in fines
    • Mandatory community service
    • Mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail and $2,500 in fines, if BAC > .16
    • License revocation
  • Fourth DUI Offense (Class 2 Felony)
    • Not eligible for probation
    • Mandatory minimum of three years in jail
    • Possible jail time of up to seven years
    • Mandatory minimum of a $5,000 fine
    • License revocation

Seek Counsel from Our Experienced Legal Team

If you or a loved one has been charged for a DUI, don’t fight this legal battle on your own. With experience as a former prosecutor, our Rolling Meadows DUI attorney possesses the comprehensive knowledge of the legal system from both sides of the courtroom. We will conduct our own thorough investigation to see if any of your rights have been violated during the process of your arrest and challenge the evidence against you or your loved one.

For a complimentary consultation, contact our office at (312) 702-0878 today.