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McHenry County DUI Attorneys

Crystal Lake DUI attorney

Illinois DUI Lawyers Also Serving Kane County and Winnebago County

Whether it is your first DUI or it has happened before, the experience can be terrifying and overwhelming. At the law office of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, we have years of experience helping clients who have been charged with driving under the influence offenses. We understand how to successfully defend against these charges, and have a long history of positive outcomes for our clients.

DUI Charges In Illinois

The state of Illinois takes driving under the influence very seriously and imposes stiff penalties for these offenses. The severity of the penalties depends on whether you have had previous DUI convictions. The Illinois DUI Factbook lists in detail all of the potential penalties for DUI convictions. For the first conviction, a Class A misdemeanor, you stand to lose your driving privileges for at least one year, up to a year in jail, and up to $2,500 in fines. For a second conviction, also a Class A misdemeanor, you risk losing your driving privileges for at least five years (if within 20 years of the first conviction), up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. Additionally, you will be sentenced to either a mandatory five day jail sentence or 240 hours of community service.

A third conviction for DUI is considered an aggravated DUI and a Class 2 felony. The penalty for a third conviction is loss of driving privileges for at least 10 years, possible prison time of three to seven years and up to $25,000 in fines.

All of the penalties for DUI convictions in Illinois can be amplified depending on the circumstances of the arrest. For example, if the offense is committed while transporting a child under the age of 16, if the BAC is .16 or more, or if there is an accident resulting in injuries, there are additional consequences. Our attorneys understand the seriousness of these charges and how dramatically a conviction can impact your freedom and your future. We carefully investigate each of our cases in order to mount the most vigorous defense possible. Our priorities are to protect your driving rights, your record and your freedom.

If you have been accused of a DUI in Illinois, contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help. We will answer all of your questions and honestly evaluate your situation. Our criminal law attorneys are also skilled in handling Secretary of State license reinstatement hearings and helping you get your driving privileges back. We have flexible appointment scheduling at our Crystal Lake, Illinois office, and we accept credit cards and offer payment plans.

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