If you have been pulled over for a DUI in Illinois, you need an experienced DUI attorney on your side. In addition to the loss of your driving privileges, penalties you could be facing include heavy fines and a possible jail sentence. At Sabuco Beck, P.C.., we have more than 125 years combined experience defending clients throughout our area against these types of serious charges. Working with an experienced Illinois DUI lawyer near you helps to ensure you get the aggressive, hands-on legal representation you need to avoid a conviction.
Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes (625 ILCS 5/11-501), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any type of intoxicating substance is illegal. The penalties you could be facing depend on your breath alcohol content (BAC) level or the amount of drugs in your system, along with the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop.
A first offense DUI is generally classified as a misdemeanor charge, but having a prior offense or being involved in a car accident while under the influence could increase your charges to a felony. Potential penalties you face include fines of up to $25,000, up to a 10-year license suspension, and a jail sentence of anywhere from several days to three or more years.
At Sabuco Beck, P.C., we provide the strong legal defense you need in these situations. Actions our Illinois DUI lawyers can take on your behalf include:
The procedures law enforcement officials follow when making a DUI-related stop are outlined in the Illinois DUI Fact Book. These include placing you under arrest, detaining you until bond is posted, and scheduling hearings through the local district court. Having a DUI lawyer near you provides the following benefits:
At Sabuco Beck, P.C., we serve clients throughout Will County facing serious penalties as the result of DUI charges. To get our local legal team on your side, reach out and contact our Illinois DUI lawyers to request a consultation today.