Aggravated DUI Defense Attorneys in DuPage County
Lawyers Representing Illinois Clients Charged With Aggravated DUI
There is no such thing as a minor charge for driving under the influence or DUI. Virtually everyone is aware of the dangers of driving drunk, and that the penalties for a conviction can be very severe. Aggravated DUI charges, however, are even more serious as they allege that circumstances exist which justify felony prosecution. At the Davi Law Group, we understand the severity of aggravated DUI and the impact such allegations can have on your life. We are committed to helping you protect your rights and your future with responsible and affordable legal representation.
Aggravated DUI Lawyers in Kane County and Will County
Under Illinois law, any DUI charge that is to be handled as a felony is considered aggravated DUI. There are a number of factors that prosecutors must take into account when deciding to move forward with such charges. Such considerations include the driver’s previous history of DUI and the particular circumstances of the case.
Situations in which felony or aggravated DUI charges would be appropriate include, but are not limited to:
- A driver’s third or subsequent DUI offense, or a second offense with a passenger under 16 in the vehicle;
- Operation of school bus while under the influence;
- DUI without a valid driver’s license;
- Operation of an uninsured vehicle while under the influence; and
- DUI of a taxi or other vehicle for hire, with a passenger in the vehicle.
Finally, any DUI that results in an accident causing great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement, or death to another person will be charged as aggravated DUI. The specific felony classification and resulting penalties are dependent upon the situational circumstances.
Reliable Legal Counsel for Aggravated DUI
The prosecution associated with aggravated DUI can range all the way up to a Class X felony. While many charges are lesser, Class X felonies carry up to 30 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the law, any conviction of aggravated DUI will result in a mandatory minimum sentence of probation or conditional discharge with at least 480 hours of community service or ten days in prison.
At the Davi Law Group, our attorneys are fully dedicated to help you through a difficult situation. We realize that your ability to provide for your family and resume your activities of daily life can be severely hampered by charges of aggravated DUI. With our experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system, however, we are equipped to provide you with high-quality legal counsel you deserve.
No matter how dire the situation may seem, our team will be there for you. We will fully investigate the details of your case and your arrest to ensure that all procedures were properly followed. When necessary, we will speak with witnesses and law enforcement as we seek to fully uncover the truth. From there, we can help you understand your options, and whether to pursue diversionary or alcohol treatment programs. We can also negotiate with prosecutor to help minimize the impact to your future.
If you have been charged DUI or aggravated DUI, contact the experienced team at the Davi Law Group. At your complimentary get-to-know-you consultation, you will have the chance to meet our attorneys and ask questions about how we can assist you in your case. We are proud to serve the needs of clients throughout DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall, and Cook Counties.