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Chicago DUI Attorney

One of the most nerve-wracking experiences you can have when driving is to see those blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror. Getting pulled over is an unpleasant experience on its own, but it is even worse when you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Drunken driving is extremely reckless and causes hundreds of fatalities in Illinois each year. Police officers are quick to arrest anyone that they suspect is intoxicated, but this often leads to wrongful charges. If you’ve been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), we can help.

At first, it may seem like fighting your DUI is a lost cause. Many people simply walk into court and plead guilty without understanding the consequences of pleading guilty to a Driving Under the Influence charge. However, there are many ways to fight a DUI and keep your driving privileges.

You can hire experienced DUI attorneys in Chicago, Illinois to fight your Driving Under the Influence charge and keep your driving privileges.  Chicago DUI attorney, William Carlos Weeden, can explain the issues of your arrest and help you understand what the consequences of a DUI charge may mean for you. 

Chicago DUI attorney, William Carlos Weeden, has successfully handled Driving Under the Influence cases for years throughout  Illinois. We aggressively defend our clients’ rights, protect their freedom and their driving privileges.

DUI Offenses 

The Law Office of William Carlos Weeden  aggressively represent clients on all types of DUI charges in Cook County including:

  • Aggravated DUI
  • DUI Drugs
  • DUI Resulting in Death
  • DUI Resulting in Bodily Injury
  • First Time DUI Offenders
  • Multiple DUI Offenses
  • Repeat and Felony DUI

Penalties Involving Driving Under the Influence 

Attorney Weeden understand the fear and anxiety a DUI can produce. The Law Office of William Carlos Weeden can answer your questions regarding:

  • Potential Jail and Prison Sentences
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of your driver’s license
  • Loss of your driving privileges

The penalty you could receive if convicted on charges of driving under the influence depend on factors including your prior criminal record and whether you are accused of causing an accident:

First-Time DUI

Driver’s license suspension of at least 1 year

  • Up to a full year of jail
  • Fines of up to $2,500

Second DUI

  • Driver’s license revocation of at least 5 years
  • A minimum of 5 days in jail or 240 hours of community service
  • Up to a full year in jail
  • Fines of up to $2,500

Third DUI

  • Driver’s license revocation of at least 10 years
  • Mandatory imprisonment of 18 to 30 months, which may be served periodically
  • Up to 7 years in prison
  • Fines of up to $25,000

DUI Causing an Accident

  • Minimum 1-year driver’s license suspension
  • Mandatory imprisonment of 10 days or 480 hours of community service
  • Up to 12 years in prison
  • Fines of up to $25,000

In addition to the criminal penalties of a DUI conviction, you must also take into account the ramifications that this situation could have on your life. For example, you can expect to be paying significantly higher rates for car insurance over the next several years. Furthermore, a driver’s license suspension could throw your life into disorder, as you are suddenly prohibited from commuting to work, driving your children to and from school and even driving to the grocery store. Don’t take chances with the outcome of this situation.

Defense Against DUI Charges
 

There are numerous defense strategies that may be available for your DUI case. Police mistakes are common, such as an unlawful police stop or errors in the administration of a field sobriety test or breath test. The Law Office of William Carlos Weeden knows what police officers can and cannot do when investigating a suspected drunk driver and when making a DUI arrest. We can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest and can fight the evidence against you in order to reduce your charges or get your case dismissed.

Chicago DUI Attorney
 
If you or a loved one were arrested for a Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol offense in Chicago, Illinois, you should know that this offense carries serious criminal penalties and repercussions. Chicago DUI Defense Attorney William Carlos Weeden is uniquely qualified to defend your Illinois criminal case.  Drawing upon years of experience as a former prosecutor, criminal law professor, and police misconduct administrator, Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer William Carlos Weeden will analyze the particular circumstances of your case and help you formulate a winning approach. Whether challenging police procedure, negotiating an acceptable plea bargain, or taking your case to trial, Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney William Carlos Weeden  will aggressively defend your rights, your freedom, and your driving privileges.  Contact our office today at (773) 683-1060 for a confidential initial consultation at no cost.

Law Office of William Carlos Weeden

The information on this website has been provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship or warrant that a certain result will be attained in a specific case. The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. We encourage you to contact us or another legal professional for advice regarding your individual situation.

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