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Second DUI Defense Attorney In Will County

A first-time DUI conviction in the state of Illinois can bring the hammer down hard for you in the form of jail time, large fines, and the loss of driving privileges, so it’s of no surprise that a repeat conviction will be dealt with even more harshly by the courts. That’s why it’s important that you do whatever it takes to avoid a second conviction and spare yourself from facing tougher consequences and a potential lifelong stain on your record that will impede your ability to progress in life. In such a high-stakes case, hiring an experienced second DUI offense lawyer is your best chance of fighting the charges and securing your freedom.

I have aggressively defended hundreds of clients over the years and especially focus on DUI cases. As an active member of the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) and NCDD (National College of DUI Defense), I have deep knowledge of the law and prosecution strategies that will be employed to get a conviction and how to best counter them. You can rest assured that by enlisting my help and the rest of my skilled legal team, you will be put in the best position to come out of your case with an acquittal.

Penalties For Second-Time DUI Offenders

If you have received more than one DUI conviction within a five-year period, you are regarded as a repeat offender. Most offenders in Illinois receive probation before judgment or PBJ after their first offense, which allows a conviction to be avoided once the case is resolved. If you receive a second DUI within five years of your first conviction, the penalties practically double and you could be ineligible to receive another PBJ.

The consequences of a second DUI conviction include:

  • Up to 2 years in jail
  • Up to $2000 in fines
  • Mandatory sentence of five days in jail
  • Mandated participation in an alcohol abuse program
  • Suspended license for up to 9 months
  • $3000 in fines and a max of 3 years in jail if a minor was in the vehicle
  • Participation in an ignition interlock program

Being a repeat offender means there is a lot more at stake if another conviction occurs. Aside from the mentioned penalties, you’ll have increased insurance rates, difficulty securing and maintaining gainful employment, and other hindrances that can add stress and hardship to your life. This makes it crucial to have a seasoned advocate in your corner to give you legal advice who can put you in a favorable position.

Get An Aggressive Second Offense DUI Attorney On Your Side

When you are charged with a second DUI, unfortunately, you will be put under the radar of prosecutors, who will notice that you are a repeat offender. They will aggressively look to pursue your case and get a conviction. The only way to effectively fight back is to have an aggressive DUI attorney handle your case.

I have a proven track record of successfully defending hundreds of clients and am not afraid of going to trial to protect your rights and freedoms. I will carefully examine the details of your case and leave no stone unturned in developing the best possible defense against the prosecution’s claims. A second offense doesn’t mean that your case is a lost cause, and with PGO Law Firm on your side, you can be confident that I have the toughness and intelligence to help you avoid long-term consequences.

Contact me online or call 630-912-5051 to get in touch. I will be happy to discuss your second DUI offense case one-on-one.