Will County, IL Spanish Speaking DUI/ Criminal Lawyers

Abogado Penalista En Illinois – Spanish Speaking Hispanic DUI/ Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Any run-in with the law can be frightening, whether it is your first offense or you have been in this situation before. The uncertainty of your future can make your situation even more intimidating. Our Will County, IL Hispanic attorneys understand what you are going though and are prepared to fight on your behalf with the skill and tenacity your case deserves.

Our Spanish speaking attorneys in Will County, IL have spent decades working on both sides of the bench in all kinds of criminal cases, including drug crimes, sex crimes, and DUI charges to name a few. What better way to learn how the prosecution thinks and acts than working as one for years? With that kind of experience on your side, you will be hard pressed to find better representation anywhere in Illinois. We understand how these cases need to be handled, and will work with you to ensure that you can enter your trial feeling confident in your future.

Un abogado penalista en Illinois podrá ayudarle tanto desde el punto de vista del asesoramiento inicial a la hora de plantearse si presentar una denuncia o querella, como desde la óptica más práctica una vez ya se vea el ciudadano inmerso en una causa o procedimiento penal o en cualquier momento previo (ante una llamada o notificación por parte de un cuerpo policial)

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How To Find Criminal Defense Attorney?

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Every DUI (DWI drunk driving) case is different - different client, different circumstances, different evidence. Suburban Chicago DUI attorney Vincent  views each case and each client as a unique circumstance. However, the commitment to aggressive representation and professional advice is consistent with each client. There is no "cookie cutter" or "DUI mill" approach to the law at his law firm.

An experienced DUI lawyer should challenge the stop before proceeding to the merits of the state's claim. Mr. Cornelius begins each initial visit by investigating why the client was stopped and how the evidence was obtained. If warranted, he will immediately file a petition in an endeavor to prevent the summary suspension of the client's driver's license.

Through his Joliet and Wheaton law offices, Vincent Cornelius approaches each DUI / DWI case with a sense of urgency, making every effort to lessen the impact on the client's life. As an experienced former prosecutor, he prepares each case as if it is going to trial, and takes a personal interest in each client. If you case goes to trial, you can count on his excellent reputation with judges and his extensive trial experience. If a trial is not in your best interests, you can count on his strong ability to negotiate for the best resolution of your case.

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You can reach Mr. Cornelius by phone, contact him online or by completing the Criminal Law Intake Form. Mr. Cornelius serves clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburban areas of Will, DuPage, Kendall, and DeKalb counties.

Average Cost Of A DUI Attorney

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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?

What Do DUI Attorneys Cost?

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When researching lawyers, you should look for attorneys in your area who specialize in or have experience with DUI/DWI cases. Their local professional relationships and knowledge of DUI laws will be invaluable to your case.

DUI attorneys should be able to handle all cases related to DUI or DWI, including charges for:

  • Refusing to take a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test.
  • Driving with an open container of alcohol in your vehicle.
  • Underage drinking and driving.
  • Cases involving injury or death resulting from DUI.

An attorney CANNOT guarantee the outcome of your case, but he or she can advise you of the best way to handle your charges.

In many cases, your BAC results are enough to convict you. If convicted, you'll face a range of potential penalties, which vary by state, type of offense, and number of prior DWI convictions.

Penalties often include:

  • Driver's license suspension or revocation.
  • A fine.
  • Jail, community service, and/or probation.
  • Alcohol or drug education programs or treatment.
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

Since DWI charges and penalties are serious, many people choose to hire a DUI attorney.

From how to plead to what penalties to expect, your lawyer can guide you through the entire court process.