DUI Answers From Experienced Southern Illinois Defense Attorneys

Few things have the ability to wreck multiple areas of your life like a DUI conviction. Everything from your ability to drive to your employment and personal reputation are on the line when you face DUI charges.

At Madelyn Daley & Associates we have been protecting the rights, reputations, and futures of our clients in Southern Illinois for more than 20 years. Read below for answers to common questions about DUI and DUI defense.

What are the penalties for a first DUI offense in Illinois?

The penalties for a first DUI are nothing to take lightly. Criminal penalties include:

  • Driver’s license revocation
  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Community service

Will I lose my CDL if convicted of DUI?

Yes, it is highly likely that a DUI conviction will result in the disqualification of your commercial driver’s license, leaving you without the ability to continue making a living on the road.

What is the legal limit for commercial drivers?

CDL holders are held to a higher standard than the general public. The legal BAC limit for commercial drivers is .04 instead of .08.

Can a DUI be charged as a felony offense?

Yes. DUI charges are prosecuted as felonies when one or more of the following circumstances are present:

  • Driver is operating with a suspended or revoked driver’s license
  • Driver has at least two previous DUI offenses
  • DUI takes place in a school zone or driver is operating a school bus
  • Driver caused an accident resulting in serious injury or death to another person

Are the penalties more severe for repeat DUI offenses?

Yes. This is why it is so important to mount an aggressive defense against all DUI charges. Drivers who face a third DUI offense will have their DUI charged as a felony and face all of the harsh criminal penalties and collateral consequences that come with a felony conviction.

Still Have Questions?

Get answers from our experienced DUI defense lawyers. Call at 618-297-8365 or send an email to schedule a free phone consultation. From our office in Belleville, Illinois, we represent clients throughout Madison County and surrounding area.

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