Contact a Proven Peoria DWI Defense Lawyer!
As with any criminal charge, those accused of a DUI or DWI offense are often most concerned with one question: “What penalties am I facing?” For DUI cases, this can be a difficult question to answer. While some drunk driving penalties are standard and mandatory in Illinois, others depend on various factors. Whether it is your very first DUI charge or a repeat offense, these penalties can seriously interrupt your life and haunt your permanent record for years to come.
That is why is so important to seek professional and effective legal representation to assess and, if necessary, combat your DUI charges in court. As a former Peoria County prosecutor, I am well-versed in how harshly DUI cases can be viewed and processed—and how vulnerable they can be to an incisive and adamant defense put forth by the defendant’s counsel.
Maximum penalties can be avoided. Contact my Peoria defense firm today to retain dynamic and comprehensive legal insight on your side.
DUI / DWI Penalties in Peoria, IL
Like most other states, Illinois has multi-tiered and faceted statutes outlining DUI penalties. Those found guilty face multiple penalties for a single charge and these charges increase in severity with every subsequent conviction. Basic penalties for DUI/DWI offenses can include:
- First DUI offense: up to one year in jail, $2,500 in fines, and one year’s license suspension
- Second DUI offense: up to one year in jail, $2,500 in fines, and five years’ license suspension
- Third DUI offense: up to seven years in prison, $25,000 in fines, and ten years’ license suspension
Other penalties may apply. These can include community service, substance abuse counseling, DUI Tech fees, and the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID). To find out what specific penalties you might be facing for your DUI charge, contact me at Miller Law Offices, P.C. today. I have the experience and resources to properly evaluate your case and ensure every possible legal avenue is considered in securing you a reduction or a dismissal.
You don’t have to face this troubling time alone. Contact my firm to schedule a free consultation with a proven and dedicated Peoria DUI/DWI defense attorney today.