At the Law Firm of Fagan Fagan & Davis, we represent individuals who have been arrested and charged with DUI in DuPage. DUI, standing for driving under the influence, is a much more common offense than most people realize. In one year's time, over 1.4 million drivers will be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Due to the media and political attention that alcohol-related accidents receive throughout the U.S., law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges in Illinois take DUI offenses very seriously.
Even though DUI is a common criminal offense in Illinois, the consequences from this are still considerable. Almost all DUI convictions will result in the suspension of the person's driver's license, which can be more than inconvenient. If you are like most people living in DuPage County, you probably rely heavily upon driving to accomplish many of your day to day tasks and having your license suspended can make it very difficult to travel to work or school, and can affect other people who depend on you for transportation.
Contact a skilled DUI defense attorney in DuPage County!
If you have recently been charged with a DUI offense, you may be asking yourself why fight your DUI? The state of Illinois takes DUI offenses very seriously, and you could face severe DUI penalties if convicted. Imprisonment, suspended licenses, heavy fines, loss of employment, and a damaged reputation are only a few of the penalties that can accompany a DUI conviction. If your case involves drugs & DUI, the penalties are still as harsh. With drugs, there is no way to measure the level of a person's "intoxication" with a breath test or a field sobriety test. Instead, police officers will administer blood tests or urine tests to measure the amount of drugs in a driver's system.
If you feel that your conviction was the result of an unlawful police stop or if you failed your breath/blood test, a DUI defense attorney can help. A Statutory Summary Suspension is a procedure that provides for the suspension of a person's driver's license after failing a breath/blood test. Please contact our office for more information about how to challenge this suspension, or if you have questions about any of the following: out of state drivers, prior DUI convictions, plea bargain vs. trial, or consequences of DUI. Don't wait another day; contact our proven defense firm today to discuss your options!