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Every DUI Charge Deserves A Thorough Defense

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: 866-916-09444.

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

My goal is to protect your rights and your driving privileges to the greatest extent allowed by law. For a free initial consultation, contact me online or call me toll-free at 866-916-0944.

Credit cards accepted. Flat fee for most cases. Conveniently located in Waukegan.