Driving Under the Influence in Illinois is a very serious charge with penalties including: a criminal record, suspension or revocation of your license, jail or prison time, dramatic fines and court costs, mandatory alcohol abuse treatment, restrictions on your vehicle and more. It is critically important that you find an attorney that will fight for your rights and mitigate the most serious penalties.
A first-time Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense is a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and $2,500 in fines. Patrick N. Murray is an experienced attorney who can work on a client’s behalf to either dismiss the case or work toward an agreement with minimal penalties including the option of supervision. It is imperative, when charged with a DUI, that you seek the counsel of an experienced DUI attorney to minimize the chance of a permanent criminal record.
First time DUI in Illinois
If found guilty of multiple, felony or aggravated DUI, charges are quite serious and courts are less likely to provide leniency. These charges can result in serious penalties including jail time or an extended revocation of your driving privileges. There are strategies that Patrick N. Murray can employ including challenging the stop or field sobriety test, or negotiating with the prosecution to help get the best result.
Multiple offenders have hope for license in Illinois