Don’t Take A DUI Charge Lightly
Don’t let a night out turn into one of the biggest mistakes of your life. A drunk or drugged driving conviction can carry serious penalties that range 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.
When you need criminal defense you can count on, call Fawell & Fawell. Our DUI defense attorney is experienced and knowledgeable and offers an unwavering and aggressive defense.
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.
Call For Your Free Consultation Today
When your freedom is at stake, you can’t afford to hire inexperienced defense.
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.