A DUI charge is not something anyone should take lightly. In Illinois a DUI charge carries a maximum punishment of 1 year incarceration and up to $2,500 fine. (730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-55). Also, the Secretary of State/DMV automatically enters a minimum 6 month suspension 45 days after your arrest on your license which is called a Statutory Summary Suspension (SSS). (625 ILCS 5/1-204). It is a 3 year suspension if it is your second offense/suspension. It is at least 1 year for individuals with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) for a first-time offender. If caught driving during the suspension period, you can get your driver’s license revoked entirely where you are not permitted to drive indefinitely or even forever..
As you can tell, a DUI charge can create a snowballing effect on your life. Our firm focuses on DUI and Driver’s License defense. Time is of the essence because filing an appeal of the license suspension immediately is vital to the success of your appeal. If requested, the state has 30 days to give you a hearing on it. If the state fails to do so a knowledgeable and good lawyer can move to essentially dismiss/vacate the suspension which would either stop the pending suspension or reinstate your driving privileges (if after 45 days) right away. This happens more times than you think especially if we can move on your case as soon as possible..
As a lawyer who specializes in DUI defense, we are aware of all of the technicalities that can possibly help your case. If you decide to hire us we would do all the following 1) mitigate the damage of the DUI charge; 2) make sure you were properly pulled over/arrested (if not, we can possibly beat the charge); 3) get you the best deal possible base on the facts of your case; and 4) fight relentlessly on your behalf.
Call or Email us to set up an appointment. We offer free consultation and flat-rate fee for all of our clients. There are many more things we would need to talk to you about and remember time is of the essence. We hope to hear from you soon
**Disclaimer: The above text does not create an attorney-client relationship or constitute as legal advice