Misdemeanor Felony DUI
What if you had one too many at a party and now have a DUI? What if this is your third drunk driving arrest and you are being charged with felony DUI? What if you were not drunk and feel the officer made a mistake? If you do not defend yourself, it does not matter what the circumstances of your DUI were — you could face significant fines and penalties if found guilty of drunk driving.
Arrested for DUI? Time is limited to protect your driving privileges. Don’t wait — find out what your rights and options are. For a free initial consultation with me, attorney Alan E. Jones, contact me online or call toll-free: (847) 336-39004.Vigorous Defense and Support Through the Entire Process
The primary focus of my entire 30-year career as a criminal defense lawyer has been drunk driving and traffic defense. I am committed to providing experienced, thorough and straightforward defense and to standing up for your rights throughout the entire process.Providing Misdemeanor and Felony DUI Defense in Lake County, Illinois
I will scrutinize every aspect of the arrest record to determine if there is any reason your drunk driving case should be dismissed or your penalties minimized:
- Was there a violation of your rights at any time during the arrest?
- Did the police officer read you the required warning to motorists?
- Did the officer read you your Miranda rights?
- Was the field test too subjective?
- Was the breath machine properly calibrated?
- Did the police officer have reasonable suspicion to pull you over?
- Did the officer have valid probable cause to arrest you?
If you have been arrested for a second or third DUI or charged with felony DUI, the penalties for a conviction can be harsh, so do not delay.Time Is of the Essence in DUI Cases
As soon as you are ticketed, two clocks are ticking: the administrative case to take away your license (suspension) and the criminal case (DUI). I can help you with both your administrative suspension and defend you in court on the DUI. If you are a first offender and you refused a Breathalyzer test, your license is automatically suspended for 12 months.
First-time DUI offenders must now apply for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit if they want to enjoy driving privileges during the statutory summary suspension period. The good news is that there is no longer a period of time after your arrest when you cannot have a license at all.First-Offense DUI in Illinois
A first-offense DUI is usually charged as a misdemeanor, but under certain conditions, even a first offense can be a felony. A class A misdemeanor means the charge carries up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
First offenders are often eligible for court supervision. Supervision is a disposition of guilt — not a conviction. What is the difference? A conviction mandates a revocation of your driving privileges, while a disposition of guilt does not. Supervision conditions vary, but typically require completing an alcohol evaluation followed by treatment, payment of fines and costs, completion of a Victim Impact Panel, and remaining arrest-free.Contact Me Now for a Free Initial Consultation
Credit cards accepted. Flat fee for most cases. Conveniently located in Waukegan.