More and more people each year are charged with driving under the influence. But not all DUI cases are the same. Just as all DUI lawyers are not the same. In the case of alleged alcohol impairment, your blood alcohol content (BAC) can make a major difference in both the charges against you and in the penalties you face. Moreover, while the penalties for DUI are similar, and in some cases the same, whether alcohol or drugs are involved, the evidence that the prosecutor will seek to introduce in order to try to convict you will be markedly different. Additional variables are underage DUI, DUI with a child passenger, DUI causing injury, and aggravated DUI, among others.
Any effective criminal defense attorney can inform you of the strengths and weaknesses of your case to outline the risks of possible conviction or punishment. They may offer you information but leave it in your hands whether to plead guilty or contest to take your case to trial. The Hispanic Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys will go the extra mile to give you a wide range of options for resolving a serious criminal charge. Our Spanish speaking attorneys will not leave you to make these critical choices on your own and we will look for ways to protect your interests through the proposition of creative alternatives, such as treatment options, community service alternatives or deferred entry of judgment. Our Spanish Speaking Criminal Defense Attorneys are committed to the protection of your freedom, your record and your rights.
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¿Qué es un Abogado Penalista Stickney?
Abogado es aquella persona profesional, que estando en posesión de la carrera/licenciatura (ahora llamado grado) de Derecho y habiendo realizado el máster oficial correspondiente y superado la prueba final.
Un abogado penalista es un profesional del derecho que presta servicios jurídicos con relación a todos los asuntos concernientes con el Derecho Penal y, en concreto, con las normas que se refieren al mismo tales como el Código Penal y la Ley de Enjuiciamiento Criminal.
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The first law against drunk driving was passed in New York in 1910. Before long, every state in the US had banned driving a car while intoxicated, which is presumably more dangerous that riding a horse in the same state. These early laws did not specify a maximum BAC (blood alcohol concentration) or describe tests to be administered to the person accused of drunk driving. They merely stated that one should not drive drunk and left it to police officers and judges to enforce this how they saw fit.
The first maximum BAC for driver was set in 1938: that year, it became illegal to drive with a BAC over .15, or 15%. This number was based on studies conducted by the American Medical Association and the National Safety council, who both agreed that research showed a person with a BAC under .15 could still drive reasonably well.
One current controversy in DWI law is the question of the role law enforcement is meant to play in addressing this problem. If a person is convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, should they be punished or rehabilitated? Is the punishment approach failing to effectively address the problem, or is the rehabilitation approach merely letting people off too easy?
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At the Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients who have been charged and arrested for DUI/DWI in DuPage County, Kane County and Will County, Illinois. A DUI arrest can have serious consequences on your driving privileges and on your criminal record. If convicted, you could face severe penalties and incur fines worth thousands of dollars, not to mention years of jail time, depending on the circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest.
Illinois DUI laws constantly change. Therefore, if you or someone you know has been charged for driving under the influence of alcohol, it is imperative that you seek aggressive DUI defense. Voted as one of the Rising Star attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015, has the knowledge and skill to help you avoid a DUI conviction.
Contact the Law Firm, P.C., located in Naperville, to learn more about our DUI defense practice and how we can offer you strong legal representation. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have. Call to speak with a DUI defense lawyer directly.
DUI/DWI Representation For Statutory Summary Suspension Hearings
The moment you are charged and arrested for DUI, there is an automatic suspension of your driving privileges, effective 46 days from the date of your arrest. If there has been a fatal car crash or injury suffered as a result of driving under the influence, your license could be revoked.
At the Law Firm, P.C., we gather all the facts as quickly as possible. Our clients can be sure that we will do everything possible to protect their rights and provide them with the maximum DUI defense representation they deserve. Whether you need our guidance at your Statutory Summary Suspension Hearing before the Secretary of State or you need help with driver's license reinstatement, we know the law and can advocate on your behalf.
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If you are facing your first DUI offense, our experienced Naperville DUI attorneys will help you have the charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. If you are unable to have your charges dismissed or reduced, first time you will be entitled to court supervision, which will allow you to keep your license, and prevent you from having a conviction on your record.
If you elect court supervision, you may have to pay a fine, undergo an alcohol evaluation, undertake community service, or participate in a Victim Impact Panel. After you complete these requirements, your case will typically be dismissed after approximately twelve months.
If this is not your first DUI, you will not be eligible for court supervision. If you are convicted, your driver's license will be revoked. You may also be subject to jail time or extensive community service.
Your third DUI will be a felony, so it is important.
Statutory Summary Suspension
If you refuse to submit to a breathalyzer, or if you submit and have over .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), your license will be suspended. If you have had less than two DUIs in a five year period and your BAC is over .08 you will receive a 6 month suspension. If you refuse to submit to the test your license will be suspended for one year.
Although your license will be suspended for a longer period of time if you refuse to submit to the test, a positive BAC test is irrefutable evidence of guilt, which will make your case much more difficult to defend. Suspension periods automatically begin 45 days after your arrest.