DUI

Experienced Joliet DUI Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Illinois, it’s essential that you consult an experienced Joliet DUI defense lawyer. Don’t try to fight your DUI charges on your own!

Illinois Drunk Driving Laws

The legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit in Illinois is .08. However, it is still possible to be charged with a DUI if you have a BAC of less than .08. Illinois has a zero-tolerance limit for drivers under the age of 21, and the BAC limit for those who hold a commercial driver’s license is .04. Additionally, anyone can be arrested for a DUI if their BAC is between .05 and .08 or if there is additional evidence indicating that they are driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Penalties for a DUI in Illinois

Depending on the circumstances of your DUI arrest, your BAC level, and any previous DUI convictions, you could be facing misdemeanor or felony (aggravated) DUI charges.

Even first-time DUI offenders can be subject to more severe penalties if their DUI arrest took place while transporting a child, while their driver’s license was suspended or revoked, if they were driving without valid auto insurance, or if they were involved in a drunk driving accident.

Penalties for a DUI conviction in Illinois can include drug and alcohol counseling, community service, significant fines, driver’s license suspension or revocation, the installation of a Breath Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) on your vehicle, seizure of your vehicle, and jail or prison time.

Fighting a Illinois DUI Charge

A top Joliet DUI lawyer can work to beat your DUI at trial, or to obtain you the least sentence possible in your individual drunk driving case. There are many factors that must be considered in an Illinois DUI case, including many that the average person would not be aware of. For instance, for a breathalyzer test to be considered valid, the arresting officer must follow certain procedures, and there must be records of regular maintenance being performed on the breathalyzer machine.

Eric J. Blatti, a top Joliet, Illinois DUI defense attorney, is intricately familiar with Illinois DUI law and will investigate all aspects of your drunk driving arrest to identify any possible defenses to your DUI charge. Click here to contact Joliet, Illinois DUI defense lawyer Eric J. Blatti for a free, no-obligation consultation.

 

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