DuPage County DUI Attorney
Driving Under the Influence in Illinois
The elimination of drivers operating motor vehicles while under the influence has become a state and national obsession and a high priority for all police departments. It is no longer acceptable to drink and drive. The punishments and consequences once you are caught drinking and driving can be life changing. The Illinois court system has the power to hand down harsh sentences to drunk drivers, even if it is only your first offense. DUIs can be very costly financially, in your freedom to operate a motor vehicle and in many other areas of your life.
If you are facing a DUI charge in Illinois, Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law can help. A qualified DuPage County DUI defense lawyer is critical in defending your case and minimizing the affect it will have on your future. Attorney LoCicero has over three decades of experience representing Illinois drivers charged with DUIs in DuPage County, Cook County and throughout the Chicago area. He can put together a solid defense that will give you a better chance of securing a positive outcome in your case.
Anyone suspected of operating their motor vehicle while under the influence can be pulled over and may result in you being charged with a DUI and other related offenses. A driver whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is identified as .08 or higher can be charged with DUI in Illinois. The higher the BAC, the more severe the penalties can be.
A DUI conviction can produce one or more of the following penalties:
- Loss of license;
- Installation of a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device in your vehicle;
- Community service;
- Fines and court fees;
- Drug and/or alcohol counseling; or
- Jail time.
DuPage County Misdemeanor and Felony DUI Charges
In Illinois, a first DUI offense is designated as a Class A misdemeanor with a fine of up to $2500, and up to one year in county jail. A second DUI may be a Class A misdemeanor or may be a felony DUI’s can also jeopardize a person’s future in many other ways, including the denial of:
- Employment Opportunities
- Housing Opportunities
- Mortgages and Student Loans
- Educational Opportunities
Being arrested for DUI does not mean you cannot effectively fight the charges. There are often holes in the prosecution’s case that can be used to have your charges reduced or sometimes dismissed altogether. The key is to work with an attorney that understands the Illinois criminal justice system and knows how to successfully defend the charges against you. For your free consultation, contact Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law today at 630-932-7007. Our DuPage County DUI defense lawyer represents clients for DUIs and other criminal legal cases in Cook County and throughout the state.