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Chicago DUI Attorney

DUI Lawyer in Chicago

If you are currently involved in a pending DUI case, we are eager to assist you in avoiding a criminal conviction and retaining your driver's license. Chicago DUI attorney Stephen F. Hall is as compassionate as he is aggressive and has significant experience defending DUIs that he is ready to draw from for your case.

Contact The Law Office of Stephen F. Hall today at (312) 757-8204 to arrange your free consultation for your DUI case.

Understanding Illinois Law

Illinois law is among the strictest in the United States when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Even if you refuse a breathalyzer test upon being pulled over, a police officer can charge you with a DUI if it is determined that your driving was impaired. If you are willing to do a breathalyzer test and your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over .08, you will be charged with a DUI. However, even if the test measures a BAC level below .08 but above .05, you can be charged with a DUI if there is evidence you were impaired while driving.

With this subjective system that is skewed towards a conviction, securing a strong and competent Chicago DUI attorney is crucial.

Possible DUI Penalties You May Face

DUI convictions can lead to life-altering consequences:

  • A first offense means you may be facing up to one year in jail, $2,500 in fines, and a minimum of a 1-year license suspension.
  • A second offense comes with the same jail and fine risk, with an increased minimum license suspension of 5 years.
  • A third offense means you may receive 3 to 7 years of jail time, up to $2,500 in fines, and a minimum license suspension of 10 years.

First-time offenders may be eligible to apply for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP). If granted, a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) is installed in your car. In order to start the vehicle, you must blow into the BAIID device to prove a legal BAC. Random tests may be administered while the car is running as well. The goal is to allow first-time offenders the continued ability to get themselves to work and other necessary destinations.

Ready to Be Your Advocate in Chicago

DUI cases can be complicated. To navigate the legal proceedings purposefully and pursue the result you are looking for, we invite you to contact a DUI attorney in Chicago who knows state laws inside and out and is willing to do everything possible to protect your rights.

The sooner we partner, the better for your case. Take the first step and reach out to our DUI lawyer in Chicago at (312) 757-8204.

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