The DUI Penalties In Illinois Are Harsh
I am defense lawyer Alan E. Jones. As a member and former chair of the Traffic Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, I study the new legislation passed for driving under the influence. Staying up to date on the most recent changes in the law allows me to provide you with effective representation. Discuss your rights and options with me in a free initial consultation. Call 866-916-0944 now or contact me online.
Protecting Your Rights And Fighting To Minimize Your DUI Penalties
Drunk driving charges can range from a class A misdemeanor to a felony charge. No matter what level of DUI you face, the penalties are severe and can include:
- Jail time
- Large monetary fines
- Community service
- A criminal record
- A suspended or revoked driver’s license
Second-time and third-time offenders face even more serious consequences than those of a first-time offender. Fines can exceed $2,500, and jail sentences can exceed one year. I will work with you throughout your entire case to see that these consequences are minimized and that the Secretary of State is petitioned so that you can have your driving privileges reinstated.
Court Supervision Could Limit The Damage
Court supervision is a period of time where the court will watch your behavior. If you pay your fines, go to the required classes and stay out of trouble for a set period of time, you will be awarded a non-conviction. This means that your public record will stay clean of your charges, and your license will not be revoked. New legislation is eroding away the protections of this law, so it is important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your DUI penalties to see if you are eligible.