Will County Aggravated DUI Attorney
Committed to Tenacious Counsel in DuPage & Kane Counties
Although facing charges for driving under the influence is a frightening & stressful experience, facing charges for aggravated DUI in Illinois is substantially worse. An aggravated DUI is a DUI charge with particular circumstances, sometimes those other circumstances are separate crimes, and sometimes they are only crimes because of the DUI.
The PGO Law Firm is a skilled and aggressive law firm. Our Frankfort criminal defense lawyers can inform you of your rights and your potential defenses during a consultation. Should you decide to retain the PGO Law Firm, we will provide you with the strongest possible defense to achieve your goals, including:
- A thorough investigation of the details of your case
- An examination of the arresting officer's actions
- Research of the exact chemical test to which you submitted
Aggravated DUI in Illinois refers to a more severe charge than a standard DUI, often involving additional factors that elevate the risk or harm caused by driving under the influence. These factors can include:
- Causing an accident with injuries or death: Driving under the influence and causing an accident that results in injury or death to another person is the most severe type of aggravated DUI and can lead to felony charges with significant prison sentences.
- Having a high blood alcohol content (BAC): A BAC of 0.16 or higher (twice the legal limit) can also elevate a DUI to an aggravated charge.
- Driving with a minor in the car: Driving under the influence with a passenger under the age of 16 is another aggravating factor, regardless of whether an accident occurs.
- Repeat offenses: A DUI conviction within the past few years can also lead to a more severe charge.
The penalties for aggravated DUI in Illinois are much harsher than for a standard DUI, and can include:
- Longer jail sentences: A first-time aggravated DUI conviction can result in a jail sentence of up to three years.
- Higher fines: The fines for aggravated DUI can be as high as $25,000.
- Loss of driver's license: A conviction for aggravated DUI will result in a longer suspension or revocation of your driver's license.
Suppose you are facing charges of aggravated DUI in Illinois. In that case, consulting with an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible is essential. A Will County criminal defense attorney can help you understand your rights and options and work to get the best possible outcome in your case.
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A felony DUI conviction is very serious and this type of conviction not only comes with the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, which can prevent you from getting a job and rebuilding your life once you have served your sentence. You may lose your driver’s license permanently with no recourse for getting it back, which also can have a negative effect on your life and your livelihood.
If you’ve been charged with a felony DUI, you need the PGO Law Firm on your side. With our skilled legal representation, you may be able to avoid a conviction or a much reduced outcome. The PGO Law Firm has a proven history of helping people like you to fight felony DUI charges, preserve their records, and protect their driver’s licenses. Our aggravated DUI attorney in Will County has the experience necessary to provide you with aggressive defense.
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