In Illinois, a third DUI charge means facing prosecution for aggravated DUI, a Class 2 felony. If convicted, this triggers severe penalties, including mandatory jail time or extensive community service. Understanding the serious implications ahead for your rights, finances, driving privileges, and the personal record is essential as you navigate fighting aggravated DUI allegations. An Illinois DUI attorney can help navigate the steps as you move forward with this repeated charge.
Facing a Longer Jail Term
Aggravated DUI prosecution means courts can impose jail sentences of up to seven years upon conviction compared to 364 days previously. Judges must order a minimum incarceration of ten days or 480 hours of community service. For blood alcohol content (BAC) over .16, 90+ days in jail is mandatory. Be prepared for the disruptive reality of more extended incarceration hampering jobs, income, and families.