Involved In A DUI Resulting In Death?
When a motor vehicle accident results in a death, it is a tragedy for everyone concerned. If you were the driver of one of the vehicles and you had a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher, you should be aware that the state will view the death not as an accident, but as a crime. To protect your future, you should contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we have a solid understanding of how to mount an effective defense against aggravated DUI charges such as DUI resulting in death. As a former assistant state’s attorney for DuPage County with more than 30 years of criminal law experience, Mr. Nathe will work hard to help you obtain the best possible outcome of your case. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Consequences For The Driver When DUI Results In Death
In Illinois, DUI resulting in the death of a passenger, pedestrian or person in another vehicle is a class two felony. Even if you think the accident was not your fault, you face a potential lengthy prison sentence if the state can prove that you had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher at the time of the accident. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you face a prison sentence from three to 14 years and a fine of up to $25,000.
Even after you are released from prison, you would have a lifetime criminal record as a convicted felon. That conviction could result in limited opportunities for the rest of your life. Few employers want to hire someone with a felony on his or her record.
When the consequences of a conviction are so high, you need to be represented by a lawyer who knows how to mount an effective defense against DUI charges. Even if you had been drinking before the accident, that does not mean that the state has enough evidence to convict you of drunk driving. Attorney Philip Nathe will investigate all possible defenses, including the legality of the stop and the validity of the blood alcohol test results.
Charged With Aggravated DUI? Contact Our Law Firm.
If you are charged with DUI resulting in death, contact Naperville DUI attorney Philip R. Nathe. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 630-364-4621, toll free at 1-888-583-6197 or simply contact us online.
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