Facing Aggravated DUI? Do Not Take Chances With Your Future

Illinois lawmakers have declared that some drunk driving infractions are worse than others. While a first and even a second arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) is typically a misdemeanor, a third or subsequent DUI can be a felony offense. This is known as an Aggravated DUI.

There also are mitigating factors that can make a first or second DUI arrest an aggravated DUI. The list is extensive, but includes:

  • A DUI that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability, disfigurement or death
  • A second or subsequent DUI committed while driving with a passenger who is under age 16
  • A DUI committed while driving a passenger under 16 in which the youth is injured in an accident
  • A DUI while driving in a school zone while the restricted speed limit is in effect and an accident occurs in which someone is injured
  • A DUI committed while driving a school bus carrying one or more passengers age 18 or younger, or while driving a vehicle-for-hire with one or more passengers
  • A DUI committed without vehicle liability insurance
  • A DUI committed while your license is revoked or suspended for DUI, reckless homicide or leaving the scene of a personal injury or death

What Are The Consequences?

Sentences for Aggravated DUI vary greatly depending upon the circumstances involved. The penalties are more serious than misdemeanor DUI charges, and prosecutors and courts are less likely to agree to lenient or alternative sentencing. There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days in jail and 480 days of community service.

This is not the time to take chances with an inexperienced criminal defense lawyer. At Clark, Glasgow and McClintock, LLC, in Monmouth, criminal defense is all we do. We bring more than 46 years of cumulative experience to every case. We are in courtrooms throughout West-Central Illinois regularly.

Put Our Experience In Your Corner

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. The sooner you reach us, the better. Call 309-760-4602 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.