Peoria DUI Attorneys

DUI Services: Addy, Bush, Neiner & Associates, P.C.

All states, including Illinois, have strict laws prohibiting the operation of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. If a law enforcement officer believes you have broken this law, you will likely be charged with driving under the influence, or DUI. If you are facing DUI charges, you need an experienced DUI attorney on your side in court.

About DUI Charges in Illinois

If you are over the age of 21, you can be charged with DUI in the state of Illinois if you are found to be operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more. If you are under the age of 21, you can be charged with DUI if any alcohol is found in your blood.

The penalties for a DUI conviction vary based on your criminal history and other factors. In general, possible penalties for conviction in Illinois are as follows:

  • First offense. – For your first DUI conviction, your sentence may include up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, a license suspension of at least one year and/or installation of an ignition interlock device.
  • Second offense.- For your second DUI conviction, your sentence may include up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, a license suspension of at least five years and/or installation of an ignition interlock device.
  • Third offense. – For your third DUI conviction, your sentence may include up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, a license suspension of at least ten years and/or installation of an ignition interlock device.

Hiring an Attorney

If you have been charged with DUI in Illinois, you can choose to represent yourself or to accept representation from a court-appointed attorney. However, because of the seriousness of these charges and the severity of the possible penalties, it is best to consult a qualified attorney who has experience with these cases.

Here at Addy, Bush, Neiner& Associates, P.C., we have many years of experience representing clients who have been charged with DUI in the state of Illinois. If you are facing DUI charges, contact our office today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with our team.

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