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Will County DUI Lawyers

Will County DUI Lawyers

Law enforcement takes an aggressive approach in arresting and charging motorists for driving under the influence (DUI). If you are facing these types of charges, you need an experienced Will County DUI attorney who will be equally aggressive in defending you against a conviction. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C., we provide the professional legal representation you need in these situations, helping you strategize your best course of defense.

DUI Penalties In Illinois

Under the Illinois Statutes (625 ILCS 5/11-501), it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content level (BAC) over .08 percent or while under the influence of any intoxicating substance. Law enforcement officials take DUI very seriously in our state and may pull you over if they observe you weaving between lanes, driving too slowly, or disregarding traffic signals. They will likely ask you to step out of your vehicle and administer a field or chemical test to determine if you are intoxicated. Refusing to submit to testing can result in an automatic license suspense of 12 months, while failing this test can result in the following charges and penalties:

  • For a first offense DUI: Mandatory minimum fine of $500, 100 hours of community service, and a one-year license suspension;
  • For a second offense DUI: Mandatory minimum fine of $1,000, up to five days in jail or 240 hours of community service, and revocation of driving privileges for five years;
  • For a third offense DUI: These are felony charges which result in mandatory minimum fines of $2,500, 90 days imprisonment, and a 10-year license revocation.

Additional DUIs result in increased fines and jail sentences, along with lifetime revocation of your driving privileges. The 2018 Illinois DUI Fact Book also advises that if you are stopped for any type of DUI and there is a child under the age of 16 in your vehicle, you will face increased penalties.

Our Will County DUI Attorneys Defend You against These Charges and Penalties

In light of the potentially severe penalties for driving under the influence in Illinois, it is important to get our experienced Will County DUI attorneys on your case as soon as possible. We can defend your rights and protect you against a potential jail sentence by questioning the circumstances under which you were stopped, the results of any DUI testing, and the testimony of the officer or any witnesses at the scene.
Get the professional legal representation you need and contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C. to request a consultation to begin building a strong legal defense today.