Don't Take A DUI Charge Lightly

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is quite common. However, don't make the mistake of thinking it's not a serious offense; it is. If you are convicted of drunk driving or drugged driving, you could face penalties ranging from jail time and steep fines to the loss of your driver's license and vehicle forfeiture.

The good news is that engaging the help of a knowledgeable lawyer can potentially make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Don't try to combat the Illinois judicial system on your own — and don't simply plead guilty. Instead, turn to Fawell & Fawell in Wheaton. Attorney Alex Fawell will fight for your best interests, boldly standing up for you and your future.

First-Time Or Misdemeanor DUI

If you have never been convicted of drunk driving before and there are no aggravating factors, you may be eligible for court supervision instead of a conviction. This means the incident would not go on your driving record, and you would not face any jail time.

If you are convicted, however, you will face revocation of your driver's license, among other penalties. Plus, you may face even greater penalties if any of the following are true:

  • Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.16 or higher.
  • A child under 16 was riding in the vehicle with you.
  • You were driving on a suspended or revoked license.
  • You were involved in a car accident that resulted in significant injuries.

Felony Or Repeat DUI

If you have two or three DUIs on your record already, you may be charged with aggravated DUI, which is a felony offense. If convicted, you will face between three and seven years of prison time. If you have four DUIs on your record already, a conviction can mean up to 15 years in prison.

We're Ready To Begin Defending You Today

As your lawyer, Mr. Fawell will make every effort to get the charges against you dismissed outright. If that isn't possible, he will strive to get them reduced. To this end, he will search for and exploit any weaknesses in the prosecution's case — such as an unlawful traffic stop or a poorly calibrated breath test machine.

For a free initial consultation, call our office today at 630-480-6253 or send us an email. We are directly across from the DuPage County Courthouse and charge competitive rates.