DuPage County DUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested for DUI in DuPage County, you may face harsh penalties even for a first offense. Under Illinois law, you may face up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500 and the 12-month suspension of your driver's license. You may even face
felony charges in some circumstances. That is why we highly recommend contacting a
DUI attorney as soon as possible after your arrest.
At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, our attorneys have handled thousands of DUI cases. We have years of experience in handling cases of this kind and understand the ins and outs of breath testing, field sobriety testing, blood testing and all other issues specifically relevant to DUI defense. Our founding attorney was a lead prosecutor in the Chicago Traffic Court handled hundreds of DUI cases. He has handled hundreds more as a criminal defense attorney.
Challenging DUI Charges in DuPage County
DUI stands for driving under the influence. These charges are based upon evidence from an allegedly failed breath or blood test used to measure a driver's blood alcohol concentration, the officer's observations of the driver's behavior and allegedly poor performance on field sobriety tests. Though you may have submitted to a breath test and were told that you had a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, there are effective defense strategies that we can use on your behalf in order to effectively challenge your charges. What if the test was incorrectly administered? What if the breath test device did not work properly? We will carefully analyze every single aspect of your testing, arrest and all other angles of your case to determine how to best protect your interests.
When should I involve a DUI attorney?
It is very important to involve an attorney early in the DUI process. This will help you in the face of criminal charges for DUI and can also help you keep your driver's license, as we can file a Petition to Rescind Statutory Summary Suspension with the proper authority. The earlier we are able to prepare for your criminal case and file this petition, the better the chances are of securing a dismissal or acquittal and saving your license.
We offer a free case analysis to review your particular charges. Contact a
DuPage County DUI attorney
at our firm today to get started in receiving the legal representation you need. We take calls 24/7 and are committed to fighting for our clients!