Defense Against DUI Charges In Southern Illinois
If you have a friend or family member who has faced DUI charges, you’ve probably heard how scary, time-consuming and expensive the process can be. You also probably never imagined you could find yourself in the same situation.
Now, you are facing the threat of jail time, fines and a criminal record – and the lawyer you choose to handle your defense will determine whether your case has a positive outcome or not. Our firm’s founding attorney, Madelyn Daley, has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 20 years and understands not only how to pursue alternatives to incarceration but also how to challenge the government’s allegations outright. We have the experience to bring your case to a positive end as quickly as possible.
Drunk Driving Arrest? Know the Consequences, and Understand Your Options.
Even for a first-time DUI conviction in Illinois, penalties can include:
- License revocation
- Jail time
- Community service
Punishments can increase if you were driving with a minor at the time of your arrest, caused a crash that resulted in injury to someone else or are facing repeat DUI charges.
Are you a commercial driver? If so, your ability to work and earn a living is at stake when you are charged with driving under the influence.
There are ways to fight your charges, and our firm is here to help you do just that. People falsely assume that it is impossible to challenge the results of a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test. These tests can actually be unreliable, and it is possible to challenge their validity in court. Also, police officers often stop drivers illegally or commit other violations during the arrest process. By looking carefully at the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will determine the best way to challenge the government’s case and help you move on from a DUI charge.