If you have been charged with a DUI, you are no doubt concerned and confused about what comes next. The fact is that a DUI conviction can have lasting effects on your future that you may not have even considered. If you find yourself in the challenging position of being charged with a DUI, don’t wait to reach out to an experienced Joliet DUI attorney today.
In Illinois, the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) applies if you are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol (or another drug) while behind the wheel. The legal definition for being under the influence of alcohol is having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more. The effects at this level can include all the following:
If you are arrested for DUI, you may have to spend a night in jail, which can be exceptionally challenging in and of itself. Further, a DUI charge can affect your social standing and even your job. If you are convicted, you can face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500. The consequences of a conviction, however, do not end there.
If you are convicted of a DUI, it means that all the following can play a role, and that you can expect your future to take a serious hit:
A DUI conviction can also adversely affect your professional licensure (or even void it). All told, the consequences of a DUI are too serious not to bring your strongest defense from the outset.
If you or someone you care about has been charged with a DUI, you face considerable consequences that can seriously mar your future. Because your case is important, the accomplished Joliet DUI attorneys at Sabuco Beck, P.C. are standing by to help. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact us today.
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