DUI Penalties in DuPage County
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A driver in DuPage County who is convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may face serious penalties. A first
DUI offense in Illinois is classified as a Class A misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum of 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500; the penalties will be much more severe in the presence of any factors that will cause the offense to be charged as a
felony. This may include DUI causing serious injury, DUI
manslaughter or a third, fourth or subsequent DUI conviction. In these cases, a defendant may face a minimum of 1 year in prison all the way up to decades behind bars, permanent driver's license suspension and more.
If you have been arrested for DUI and you would like to find out what you can do to avoid a conviction and therefore these penalties, please take a moment to contact a DuPage County DUI attorney at the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates. Our team is highly experienced in handling drunk driving-related charges and is ready to use our knowledge as former prosecutors in order to more effectively handle your case. Because we understand both sides of criminal proceedings for DUI, we know what evidence may be used against you, what common mistakes and violations law enforcement may make and what strategies will be more likely to meet with success in negotiations or at trial.
Interested in avoiding penalties and a conviction? Call a DuPage County DUI attorney today!
There are various different penalties that may be enforced when a driver is convicted of DUI. We have listed some of the types of penalties below (these may vary depending on whether a regular DUI, under 21 DUI, felony DUI, etc.):
- Imprisonment in jail or prison
- Court fees
- Driver's license revocation
- Vehicle impoundment
- Mandatory Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installation upon receipt of a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP)
- Mandatory alcohol/drug evaluation and remedial education course
- Vehicle registration suspension
- Increased auto insurance rates
Take the first step toward avoiding harsh penalties - contact a DuPage County DUI lawyer at our offices today.