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Shorewood DUI Lawyer

Shorewood DUI Lawyer

Illinois takes an aggressive stand against drunk drivers. If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you could be facing heavy fines, the loss of your driving privileges, and a potential jail sentence. It can also impact your professional life, causing you to lose your job and making it harder to obtain future employment. When facing these types of penalties, Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C. provides the aggressive legal representation you need. As experienced Shorewood DUI lawyers with more than 125 years of combined experience, we can help protect your rights, while strategizing a strong legal defense in your case.  

Protecting You Against Penalties for DUI in Illinois

Illinois has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. Under the Illinois Compiled Statutes (625 ILCS 5/11-501), the legal blood or breath alcohol content (BAC) level is .08%. However, you can still be stopped and arrested for DUI if you register less than this amount and simply appear intoxicated.

At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C., our Shorewood DUI lawyer provides the strong legal defense you need in these situations. Criminal charges and the penalties you face depend on the circumstances involved in your case. While generally classified as misdemeanor crimes, having a high BAC level, a minor as a passenger in the vehicle, or causing an accident all increase your DUI to the level of a felony. Penalties may include:

  • For a first DUI offense: Loss of driving privileges for one year and fines up to $1,000;
  • For a second DUI offense: Loss of driving privileges for five years, fines up to $5,000, and imprisonment up to five days;
  • For a third DUI offense: Loss of driving privileges for 10 years, fines ranging between $5,000 and $25,000, and 10 days or more imprisonment;
  • For a fourth or subsequent offense: Complete revocation of driving privileges, fines of $25,000 or more, and up to three or more years imprisonment.

While refusing to take a breathalyzer may seem like the best course of action to prevent potential penalties, the Illinois DUI Fact Book advises that your refusal could result in a mandatory license suspension of anywhere between one and three years, regardless of whether you are even actually convicted of DUI.

Our Shorewood DUI Lawyer is Here to Help

At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C, we provide the trusted representation you need when facing serious DUI penalties. Depending on the situation, we may be able to contest the reasons you were stopped, the results of BAC testing, and any other evidence against you. Contact our Shorewood DUI lawyer and request a consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you today.