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DuPage County DUI Penalties Attorney

Serious Consequences For Even One Mistake

Even when a DUI is a one-time mistake, the consequences of a conviction are harsh. Fines, jail time, and license suspensions are possible for one lapse in judgment. For repeat DUIs, you can expect a potential sentence that is much more severe.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, the Illinois DUI penalties attorney at the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe will clearly explain the potential sentence you are facing and work to reduce the consequences if you are convicted. Our law firm provides a strong DUI defense for clients in Naperville and surrounding areas.

Incarceration, Fines, and Suspension

Even for a first-time DUI, your potential sentence could include steep fines and incarceration. Your potential sentence includes:

  • Up to one year in jail, although a judge may decide not to sentence you to any time in jail
  • A fine of up to $2,500
  • Community service
  • Mandatory one-year driver's license revocation

The consequences increase dramatically for a second DUI. A second DUI carries a potential sentence that includes:

  • A minimum of five days in jail, with a maximum sentence of one year
  • A fine of up to $2,500
  • You may be given 240 hours community service instead of serving five days in jail
  • License revocation for a minimum of five years

A third DUI will result in a Class 4 felony charge. The potential sentence includes:

  • Up to three years in prison
  • A fine up to $10,000
  • Community service
  • A license revocation for a minimum of 10 years

If you are convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI, more serious felony charges will apply.

Contact Our DuPage County DUI Defense Lawyer

In addition to these severe criminal penalties, you face the potential of other significant consequences. You will have a permanent criminal record. Your vehicle insurance will skyrocket. Without a driver's license, you may have difficulty getting to and from your job, and you may struggle to have your license reinstated in the future. Professional and occupational licenses can also be affected.

With potential consequences like these, you need to take immediate steps to defend yourself. Our attorney will protect your rights and work to minimize the consequences of a DUI. Schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney by calling 630-416-7600, toll free at 888-583-6197, or contact us online.

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