Second Offense

Second DUI Offense Attorney in Will County

Skilled Representation for DUI Repeat Offenders

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. 

Attorney Peter O’Connor has aggressively defended hundreds of clients over the years and especially focuses on DUI cases. As an active member of the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) and NCDD (National College of DUI Defense), he has 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 the help of Peter O’Conner and the rest of our skilled legal team, you will be put in the best position to come out of your case with an acquittal.

Contact a Will County second DUI offense attorney at (630) 448-8878 or fill out our online form. We will schedule you for a free consultation session to discuss your case.

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 that can put you in a favorable position. 

Get an Aggressive Second Offense DUI Attorney on Your Side in DuPage & Kane Counties 

When you are charged with a second DUI, unfortunately, you will be put you 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. 

Attorney Peter O’Connor has a proven track record of successfully defending hundreds of clients and is not afraid of going to trial to protect your rights and freedoms. He 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 the PGO Law Firm on your side, you can be confident that we have the toughness and intelligence to help you avoid long-term consequences. 

Contact us online or call (630) 448-8878 to get in touch with Attorney Peter O’Connor. We will be happy to discuss your second DUI offense case one-on-one.

  • “Exceptional lawyer! He’s the best at what he does!” - Former Client
  • “Attorney O'Connor made me feel better after speaking with him. I'm going with this man for the big win!” - Former Client
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