Felony DUI — 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, however, you can't afford not to have an experienced lawyer ready to help you beat the government's charges.
I bring more than 15 years of legal experience, exclusively in the area of criminal defense, to every case that my firm handles. I truly believe that whenever felony charges are involved, investing in an experienced attorney can pay dividends in the long run, by avoiding the fines, jail time and career impacts that come with a criminal conviction. Helping my clients avoid these consequences is why I am dedicated to representing people in the criminal justice system every single day.
The Penalties You Face Are Serious. Your Legal Representation Should Be, Too.
Not every charge of driving under the influence is automatically considered a felony, but state law allows many cases to be prosecuted as felonies. DUI charges will be prosecuted as a felony 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 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 of the case in these situations, since a conviction of a felony 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, I can help you move past your DUI charges with your freedom — and future — intact.