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 Crest Hill?
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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When a person has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), it carries serious consequences, including the potential for spending time in jail. When the person is undocumented, the impact of a DUI arrest and conviction can be even more serious.
At The Law Office, P.C., we understand how important a strong defense is to each DUI defendant. Attorney Mary provides effective advocacy on behalf of each client, developing a strong defense based on the unique circumstances of the case. In each case, Ms. Reyna focuses on minimizing the negative consequences for her clients and their families.
DUI Convictions Have Serious Consequences
The financial consequences of a DUI begin to add up as soon as a driver is arrested. Depending upon the circumstances, a driver may have to spend significant money for bond, as well as for the towing and storage of their vehicle. In addition, the loss of the ability to use a vehicle may lead to unemployment. While a DUI arrest can be costly, it is even more so if the driver is convicted.
Each driver who is charged with DUI has unique concerns about how a conviction could affect the things that are most important to them. One driver may be primarily concerned about keeping his driving privileges so that he can keep his job in a city that is a half hour drive from where he lives. Another driver may be more concerned about whether the charges that she is facing could lead to deportation because of her immigration status. Whatever concerns a driver has, there are many terrible consequences that are possible in a DUI case, especially if it is mishandled.
Retaining a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney reduces a driver’s chance of conviction and can minimize the overall consequences for the driver.
Effective Defense Against DUI Charges
Ms. Reyna has a thorough understanding of the elements of the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol. Her experience with defending against DUI charges enables her to hone in on areas in which the state may not be able to meet its burden of proof. Some of the defenses that can be raised against DUI charges include:
- Challenging the administration of field sobriety tests, including whether the officer had the proper training to interpret the results of the tests;
- Questioning whether the traffic stop was conducted in accordance with the law, specifically analyzing whether the officer had probable cause to stop the vehicle initially; and
- Raising evidentiary challenges to testing done on blood and urine samples, as well as any breathalyzer results from the scene of the stop.
Why Become A Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you were charged for any criminal offense, who would you want to represent you? The answer should be an experienced criminal defense attorney, who understands every aspect of criminal law, and someone you can trust to defend your rights.
At the law firm, Attorney at Law, you will find a criminal defense attorney who has over 20 years of legal experience, and who can provide aggressive criminal defense to clients facing possible criminal conviction for all types of crimes, including:
- DUI and Alcohol Offenses
- Drug Crimes
- Traffic Violations - such as speeding tickets, seat belt violations, reckless driving
- School Zone Violations
- Construction Zone Tickets
- Assault and Battery/Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Offenses
Representing clients in the cities of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Aurora, Elgin, and various other cities throughout Kane County, Illinois, criminal law attorney, Stephen A. Brundage, knows exactly what you're up against if you are pulled over and arrested for criminal charges.
Contact the law firm, Attorney at Law, to represent you, if you were charged with a crime. Call for a free initial consultation to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Experienced Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney
With a strong law enforcement background, Stephen spent 9 years working as a police officer, DUI enforcement instructor, licensed breathalyzer operator, accident investigator and evidence technician, all while gaining an in-depth understanding of proper police procedures that should be followed, in any criminal investigation and field sobriety testing.
Now serving clients as a criminal defense and DUI attorney for those charged with criminal offenses, such as sex crimes/pornography, computer crimes, and underage drinking, you can be confident that attorney Stephen A. Brundage will effectively guide you, from beginning to end, through the criminal defense process. He has obtained successful results for his clients, and he can help you too.
How Much DUI Attorney?
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.