Facing DUI offenses can be frightening, particularly given the severe penalties associated with a conviction. Driving under the influence in Illinois, which is also commonly referred to in other jurisdictions as driving while intoxicated (DWI, DUI, OWI), can result in significant penalties, including:
With more than 60 years of combined criminal law experience, David Reid Clark and Steven Glasgow of Clark and Glasgow, LLC possess the necessary skill and knowledge to help you fight back when charged with DUI.
When you are charged with DUI in Illinois, you will typically have to contend with two enemies: the secretary of state and the criminal justice system.
For instance, if you fail a Breathalyzer test, refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer test or are convicted of DUI, the Illinois Secretary of State will likely take away your license ― through either a suspension or revocation. Given that many people need their license to live and work, this loss can be devastating. If your license has been revoked, you will have to go through a lengthy administrative process just to try to get it reinstated and there are no guarantees.
The penalties for drunk driving increase dramatically for repeat DUI offenders. If you already have a DUI supervision or conviction on your record, it is even more important to enlist an experienced and assertive legal defense as soon as possible.
Under Illinois law, there are several reasons why a DUI offense may be enhanced to an Aggravated DUI, which is a felony offense. This includes being involved in an accident in which someone is injured, causing the death of another person, driving with a suspended license as a result of a DUI conviction, driving drunk without auto insurance, or if this is your third or subsequent DUI conviction.
If you possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL), Illinois law holds you to a higher standard than other motorists. The illegal BAC level for CDL holders, whether they are driving for work or personal reasons, is .04 percent as opposed to .08 percent for non-CDL holders.
Are you at risk of losing your license due to a string of traffic tickets? Or worse, are you facing potential jail time due to a serious traffic offense? If so, you need to contact the professionals at Clark and Glasgow, LLC.
While other law firms may look at you as simply another paycheck, we recognize that you are a person who needs help ― and we will do everything possible to ensure your rights are protected. Regardless of whether you are facing jail time, the loss of your license or merely a fine, we can assist you in minimizing your penalties and protecting your driving privileges.
Call 309-734-8464 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. From our office in Monmouth, we serve clients throughout West Illinois, including those in Galesburg, Peoria and Macomb, just to name a few.