You cannot legally drive a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription medication (even if it has been prescribed to you legally). Penalties for driving under the influence are severe and may result in you being charged with a DUI or DWI. If this describes your current situation, you need to contact a DUI attorney in Rockford, IL.
DUI Laws in Illinois
The first two DUIs in a person’s life are class A Misdemeanors, carrying possible penalties of up to 364 days’ jail time and $2,500 fines. The third DUI becomes a class 2 Felony carrying a range of 3-7 years’ imprisonment (or more depending on prior convictions).
Establishing Your Case
DUI is a common offense, but it is important to act quickly to preserve your driving privileges. That starts by determining the circumstances of your case. We take situations and variables like these into account to present a unified front for your innocence.
A police officer can say that he saw a driver commit any minor traffic infraction (failing to use a turn signal while turning into a driveway or having something hanging from a rear-view mirror) in order to stop a car.
Police may also try to convince a driver to perform a breath or field sobriety test to “make sure” the driver is “OK to drive.” By the time these tests are considered, there is a good chance the officer already made the decision to arrest the driver for DUI.
Brendan Will Answer Your Questions
In order to challenge the stop, blow or fields, it’s crucial to file the necessary motions and issue appropriate subpoenas to do so. It is important to hire a lawyer who regularly tries DUI cases and hearings to rescind statutory summary suspensions.
Brendan will get your case on track quickly, to help expedite the prospect of dropped charges. To get started, contact us immediately. For answers to your specific questions, please call or text 815-714-9508 for your free consultation, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.