When you have been charged with a DUI offense you should get in touch with an attorney as soon as you can. When you have the support of an experienced legal representative it will higher your chances of having your sentence reduced or getting acquitted when fighting the charges. A criminal defense attorney at our firm is a call away ready to help you through the court process after you are charged with driving under influence.
You should understand that prosecutors will not hesitate to make use of the many resources that they have at their disposal to get you convicted. State and federal prosecutors operate from a position of strength. The strength of the case lies in the confidence of the prosecutor.
The job of the criminal defense attorney representing you is to attack the strength of the case that has been built against you. When your lawyer is able to shake the confidence of the case guilt against you have a high chance of getting a victory in trial well as a favorable plea bargain.
What Kind of Charge Is a DUI In Illinois?
A DUI is defined as drunk driving or driving under the influence. If you are also driving under the influence of another intoxicating substance such as prescription drugs or street drugs you can be charged and convicted of a DUI offense. Regardless of the intoxicating substance that you have consumed, it is important to keep in m kind that driving under the influence of alcohol poses danger to you as well as other people on the road.
When a police officer finds you driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher you can be charged with a DUI or DWI. A 0.08% of blood alcohol content means that after your blood sample was taken and the results found that 0.08% of your blood had alcohol.
For a man of normal size to have this blood alcohol ratio, they may have consumed one and a half drinks and a normal-sized woman may have had two drinks before getting behind the wheel. However, due to the zero-tolerance policy in Illinois, if you are below the age of 21 and you are found to have any amount of alcohol in your system you will be charged with a DUI.
In most cases, a DUI will be considered a Class A misdemeanor. However, if there are other serious circumstances at play the DUI can be classified as a felony. This will happen in the case where an accident occurs where you have damaged property or if you or someone else has been hurt as a result of an accident. Also, if you repeatedly drive while intoxicated you can get a felony charge.
How an Attorney Can Help With a DUI
A misdemeanor charge may at times not seem severe. This is because when you get a misdemeanor charge the minimum sentence that you can get is a one-year sentence in jail. When you have a criminal penalty it will affect your life negatively even in years to come. When you have a criminal conviction on your record it can make it hard for you to recover even after you serve your sentence. Due to the conviction going to your criminal record potential employers can refuse to give you a job and potential landlords can refuse to rent you their property.
A misdemeanor is likely to have a long-lasting impact on your life and for that reason, it is important for you to fight back. By fighting back you will be able to have your charges reduced or even dropped. A Frankfort DUI defense attorney will be able to help you to take the necessary action so you can protect your future. We understand the importance of building a strong defense and our goal is to get you the best possible outcome.
When you get help with your case you have a high chance of getting protected from criminal charges. A lot of people in fear of spending too much on a criminal defense lawyer prefer to represent themselves. As a result, they end up getting unfavorable outcomes in their case. As a result of not finding the right lawyer for your case, you may end up paying a huge amount in terms of fines.
Your case is highly likely to not get the attention it deserves from a public defender. This is because most public defenders are often overworked and due to the heavy caseload they will only spend a short amount of time on your case. A Frankfort DUI defense DUI lawyer is ready to give your case the attention and care it deserves. We are always ready to help. Give us a call!
Talk to a DUI lawyer Today
If you have a DUI charge on your back and you are not sure what to do, give the Naperville DUI Lawyer's office a call and schedule an initial consultation. We would like to carry out a full case review and evaluation on your case and give you the possible defense strategies as well as possible outcomes.
If you are ready to start your journey, we are ready to take it with you. It can be challenging and frustrating but we are here to hold your hand and get you a favorable outcome. You can call us or use our online contact form to get in touch with us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.