In Illinois, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. If you are caught driving while under the influence, you can and likely will be charged with a crime. The severity of the charge depends on the circumstances of the offense, your BAC at the time of the arrest, and your recent criminal history.

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In Illinois, the legal limit for BAC is 0.08%.

If you are charged with a DUI, it is extremely important that you contact an experienced attorney right away. Illinois has a “statutory summary suspension law” (see 625 ILCS 5/2-118.1) that goes into effect the 46th day after arrest. What this means is that if you are arrested and charged with a DUI, you will automatically lose your license but the length of time depends on certain factors. Within 90 days of arrest, you can file to rescind the statutory summary suspension and request a hearing. If you wait to hire an attorney until after that 90 day period, you may be out of luck until your case is resolved.

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Protect Yourself When Facing Criminal Charges

When facing criminal charges, it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. I have years of experience helping people in your situation, and I know what it takes to get the best results possible.


DUI and Traffic Cases

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a severe crime heavily prosecuted in this state. I have extensive experience defending clients against DUI charges, and I can help you protect your rights through every step of the legal process.


Misdemeanors and Felonies

As a qualified criminal defense attorney, I can help you with your misdemeanor or felony case in Illinois. I have experience with various criminal cases and am able to go over your individual situation and let you know your options.


Expungement or Sealing

I help clients determine whether they’re eligible for expungement and guide them through the process. Having a criminal record can be difficult, so I work hard to get our clients’ records expunged as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you are convicted of a DUI in Illinois, you could face up to a year in jail and up to a $2,500 fine, if your DUI is charged as a Class A Misdemeanor. However, certain circumstances may allow your DUI case to be charged as a Felony, wherein the consequences are much more severe.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI, please give me a call and set up a free consultation today.