Felony DUI Offense – Repeat DUI Arrest
Anyone charged with driving under the influence in Illinois needs an aggressive defense. If you have been charged with a felony DUI, you can’t afford not to have an experienced lawyer ready to help you beat the government’s charges.
At Madelyn Daley & Associates, our founding attorney brings more than 20 years of legal experience, exclusively in the area of criminal defense, to every case that the firm handles.
We truly believe that when felony charges are involved, investing in an experienced DUI offense attorney can pay dividends in the long run, by avoiding the fines, jail time and career impacts that come with a criminal conviction. We are dedicated to representing people in the criminal justice system every single day to help them avoid these consequences.
When is a DUI offense considered a felony?
In the state of Illinois, DUIs (typically 1st or 2nd) are normally considered misdemeanor offenses. Not every charge of driving under the influence is considered a felony, but state law does allow cases to be prosecuted as felonies and will charge you under an aggravated DUI offense. DUI charges will be prosecuted as a felony in Illinois when:
- The driver was operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.
- The driver is facing a third or subsequent DUI offense.
- The driver is caught driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.16%—more than twice the legal limit.
- The driver was arrested in a school zone during a school day.
- The driver was driving a school bus.
- The driver caused an accident that resulted in serious injury or death to another person.
It is especially important to have someone fighting your side in these situations, since a conviction of a felony DUI or aggravated DUI carries at least one year in prison and significant fines.
By challenging the validity of the stop, the reliability of Breathalyzer and field sobriety tests, and finding any other constitutional violations, we can help you move past your DUI charges with your freedom – and future – intact.