Chicago DUI & DWI Lawyers
In Illinois, the offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) requires a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. If you are driving with a BAC between .05 and .08 percent, you may still be cited for a DUI in Chicago if your behavior suggests you are impaired.
A Chicago DUI attorney can assist you if you have been arrested for drunk driving. Illinois imposes serious administrative and criminal penalties for drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you are pulled over and your BAC is over .08 or you refuse testing, the officer will suspend your license. The suspension may not take effect immediately, however. Rather, you may be given a receipt that allows you to continue driving for 45 days to allow you time and an opportunity to challenge the arrest and suspension.What if it’s my first DUI?
In Illinois, a first-time DUI is a Class A Misdemeanor that will result in suspension of driving privileges for six months. If you refuse to submit to a chemical test and it is your first offense, you will be facing a mandatory 12-month driver’s license suspension. In addition, a first time DUI is punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $2,500 fine, typically with a minimum payment requirement of $500. These fine amounts do not include court costs and other charges associated with completing terms of sentence (e.g., an alcohol awareness course).What if it’s my second DUI?
A second DUI is also a Class A Misdemeanor that will result in suspension of driving privileges for 12 months, with no eligibility for interim driving relief. If you refuse to submit to testing, the consequences for a second offense will result in suspension of driving privileges for three years with no eligibility for driving relief. Any subsequent offense after the second offense will be considered a felony, and the penalties including loss of driving privileges, fines and, in some cases, prison terms will vary accordingly. A Chicago DUI attorney can be vital to defending against a DUI charge and may help reduce, or even eliminate prison terms and monetary fines.
We pride ourselves on providing our clients the most powerful and aggressive criminal defense available in the Chicagoland area. We handle all criminal cases, including drug offenses, rape, assault and murder.
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If you have been charged with a crime, you want to know your attorney will take a sincere interest in your case and do...
Mr. Glozman represents many different types of case law, including but not limited to crimes like mail fraud, bank fraud, public corruption charges, weapons crimes, drug crimes, white-collar crimes, and conspiracy charges. He is more interested in representing people than he is in targeting specific kinds of criminal defense, and he brings his specialized approach to every case that he takes on.
Chicago, IL 60611
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Moe’s primary practice areas consist of criminal law, DUI and traffic cases. His philosophy regarding the practice of law is not only to be his clients’...
Mr. Wolf excels in strategic thinking which has helped him serve thousands of people to win at trial or get the best deal possible. He has vast experience in jury trials, bench trials, and motion hearings to protect his clients from overzealous law enforcement and prosecutors.
He has been published in the State of Illinois and nationally on topics including defending homicide cases, cross-examining expert witnesses, and Confrontation Clause...
Gbenga received B.A. from Bethune-Cookman College. In 2010, she earned a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law. Gbenga is a member of the Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association and Cook County Bar Association. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for consecutive years.
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Chicago, IL 60603
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Attorney Kendall D. Hartsfield is admitted to practice throughout the State of Illinois, and is...
More than 150 colleagues and judges from multiple Chicago area counties acknowledged my firm’s legal abilities to recommend my firm’s AV Preeminent status. The Martindale-Hubbell 100-year-old directory is where lawyers look for lawyers with the best abilities. You will not find a better attorney to...
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I am fluent and literate in the Polish language and armed with balanced experience earned while working as an Assistant State’s...
Attorney Prengaman represents clients who have been accused of felonies and misdemeanors, including traffic violations, assault, battery, DUI, theft crimes and other offenses. He is licensed and experienced in both federal and state courts, so no matter the severity of the alleged crime,...
University of Iowa
Mr. Mennie began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he...
53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1505
Chicago, IL 60604
Jonathan S. Bedi is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator with over a decade of trial experience. He has represented individuals in state and federal criminal cases ranging from murder and mortgage fraud to drug conspiracy and racketeering. He has vast experience securing successful verdicts from juries and judges alike. Jonathan has represented clients in complex federal white collar criminal cases and state criminal cases. He has represented professionals, executives and students in internal investigations who face allegations of misconduct from financial fraud to sexual harassment. He has...
Mr. Komie provides his clients with dedicated, tenacious defense against criminal charges, and he has won many landmark decisions, including the 1995...
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