DuPage County Aggravated Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
It's a simple truth: DUI penalties get more serious if you've been charged before. If you have been arrested for drunk driving and it's your third, fourth or fifth time, you are probably facing felony charges. These come with serious consequences, including jail time and up to $25,000 in fines.
Because the penalties for a felony DUI conviction are so serious, it is critical to work with an experienced attorney. At the DuPage County law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we use years of experience to tackle even the most difficult aggravated DUI charges.
Over the years, we have built a reputation for our willingness to go for the win. Taking cases that other lawyers said were unwinnable, we have gotten successful results in numerous DUI cases. Our successes include handling a client's fourth DUI arrest. Even though the officers claimed their case was strong, our client was found not guilty of the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. He never had to obtain an alcohol evaluation, take classes or do jail time. In fact, he even kept his driver's license.
Aggravated or Felony DUI Penalties
Third and fourth convictions for DUI are considered to be a Class 2 felony with serious penalties. These include imprisonment and fines up to $25,000, as well as revocation of driving privileges and suspension of your vehicle registration. If you blew .16 or more, or had a child in the car, you could face even more serious penalties like mandatory jail time.
A fifth conviction for DUI is a Class 1 felony. A sixth is a Class X felony. With each DUI conviction, the consequences get more and more serious. The best way to avoid them is to work with an experienced attorney who can help you avoid convictions.
Taking each DUI arrest seriously is an important strategy. Do not wait to the third, fourth or fifth arrest to hire and experienced attorney.
Felony DUI and Drug and Alcohol Treatment
For some people, a DUI arrest — especially an aggravated or felony DUI charge — is a serious wake up call. They realize that they have reached bottom and need help to move forward again. At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we can help people find treatment programs for alcoholism. Participation in a treatment program can be a key factor in getting a better outcome. It can also be a personal decision to start making changes for the better.
What Should I Do After a DUI Arrest?
After a DUI arrest, it is critical to call an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can take action to reduce the consequences of a DWI conviction. To schedule a free case evaluation, it's important to call us at 1-877-335-6693 to speak within minutes with an experienced attorney. If you prefer, you can also e-mail us. Serving Naperville, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Wheaton, Addison, Elmhurst, West Chicago, Downers Grove, and all of DuPage County.