Multiple DUI Defense Attorneys in DuPage County
Defending Multiple DUI Charges in Northern Illinois
As with most criminal offenses, the severity of charges and penalties associated with a second or subsequent DUI violation is greatly increased compared to a first offense. For most first offenders, the focus tends to favor rehabilitation and the prevention of future violations. For multiple, or repeat offenders, the penalties are often more punitive in nature and, as a result, have a stronger negative impact on a person’s life and future. If you are facing charges for a second, third, or fourth offense of driving under the influence, the Davi Law Group is prepared to help you protect your rights.
Reliable Multiple DUI Defense Attorneys
The increased seriousness of multiple DUI offenses begins with the failure of or refusal to submit to chemical blood alcohol content (BAC) testing. A second or subsequent failure results in a one-year statutory summary suspension of driving privileges, while a second or subsequent refusal results in a three-year suspension. During the extended suspension, driving relief is not available.
A second conviction on DUI charges is, of course, more severe than a first offense, and is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor in most cases. Penalties include a mandatory minimum imprisonment of five days or 240 hours of community service, along with a five-year revocation of driving privileges.
For a third or subsequent offense, DUI automatically becomes aggravated DUI and is prosecuted as a felony. A driver convicted of a third offense faces up to seven years in prison, fines of up to $25,000 and a ten-year driver’s license revocation. Beyond a third offense, penalties for a conviction continue to increase up to a Class X felony for a sixth offense, along with a lifetime revocation of driving privileges with no relief available.
Hardworking Illinois DUI Legal Counsel
Since 2012, the Davi Law Group has dedicated its practice to serving the legal needs of clients throughout Northern Illinois. It is our unwavering belief that, no matter how serious the charge, every defendant deserves responsible, compassionate representation from a qualified professional. Attorney Dion U. Davi has served previously as an Assistant State’s Attorney, and he is prepared to put that experience to work in your DUI defense.
Even if your case seems hopeless, a skilled attorney like those at the Davi Law Group may be able to help you find a workable solution. We will fully investigate the circumstances of your arrest, reviewing sobriety test procedures, and chemical test administration. Our attorneys will ensure that your rights have not been compromised at any point in the process, regardless of the charges against you. We also pledge to explore every available option, and negotiate, when necessary, to protect your future and your livelihood. While no lawyer can ethically guarantee results, we can promise to work hard every day to uphold the trust you have placed in our firm.
If you have been convicted of DUI in the past and are facing charges for the second or subsequent time, contact our office right away. Call 630-580-6373 to schedule a free introductory consultation so that you can meet with our team to discuss your case. With offices in Wheaton, Plainfield, Naperville, Joliet, and Chicago, we are proud to serve clients throughout the area.