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Are You Facing a DUI Charge After Previous DUI Convictions?
The penalties for second and subsequent DUI (driving under the influence) convictions are considerably harsher than the penalties imposed for a first offense. If you are charged with DUI and you have one or more previous DUI convictions, contact a Chicago DUI attorney at once.
According to research published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, a third of the traffic accident fatalities in the United States are alcohol-related. That organization’s research also indicates that up to 35 percent of all DUI offenders in the U.S. are repeat offenders.
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Are You at Risk of Losing Your License Because of DUI?
When you face a driving under the influence charge in the State of Illinois, there are two separate and distinct ways that you can lose your driving privilege.
First, the Illinois Secretary of State can suspend your driver’s license by taking an “administrative action” called a statutory summary suspension.
Second, if you are convicted of driving under the influence in a criminal court, the Illinois Secretary of State will revoke your driving privileges indefinitely.
How Does a Driver’s License Statutory Summary Suspension Work?
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Facing a DUI charge in Illinois can be an overwhelming experience. It’s a situation that can happen to anyone. Whether you’re a first-time offender or have faced similar charges before, the key is finding the right legal representation. This guide aims to arm you with practical, reliable tips to help you select the best Illinois DUI defense attorney, ensuring you have the expertise and support you need in getting through this tough situation.
Do I Need a Lawyer that Focuses on DUI?
Why Focused Knowledge Matters
Yes, when it comes to DUI you absolutely need a lawyer that focuses on
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Dealing with a driving under the influence charge in Illinois can be a significant challenge. At Driver Defense Team, we understand the complexities and nuances of DUI cases. We have come across these hurdles in our over 100 years of combined experience in DUI & Traffic Law. Using that experience, we’ve put together a list of 54 ways we’ve beaten DUIs.
This collection is more than just a showcase of our legal successes; it’s to show you that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and that Driver Defense Team is the right law firm to guide you
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Charged with DUI? Do You Qualify for Reduced or Alternative Sentencing?
A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) may be penalized harshly and will create a permanent criminal record. However, some defendants are eligible for reduced or alternative sentencing. If you are charged with DUI, contact a Chicago DUI lawyer immediately.
Police officers in Illinois aggressively enforce this state’s DUI laws. In 2021, those officers made more than 21,000 DUI arrests. However, 86 percent of those arrested for DUI were first-time offenders. Many first-time DUI offenders are eligible for reduced or alternative sentencing.
If you are arrested and charged
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Introduction
Greetings to our community in Illinois! If you’re here, it’s likely because you or someone close to you is facing the challenges of a DUI charge. At our law firm, we have extensive experience in DUI defense across Illinois. We’ve encountered all sorts of cases, from straightforward to complex, each with its unique set of evidence ranging from 911 calls to body cam footage. The journey to a fair trial is often complex, and understanding the nuances of DUI evidence is crucial. Let’s dive into the intricacies and potential flaws of this evidence.
Key Question: What Are the Most
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Have You Been Charged with DUI Because of Marijuana?
Illinois DUI (driving under the influence) laws specify how much of an intoxicating substance you can have in your system while driving. If you are charged with DUI – now or in the future – because you were allegedly impaired by marijuana, contact a Chicago DUI attorney at once.
Driving under the influence in Illinois includes driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, other street drugs like cocaine or heroin, and even prescription drugs that may impair your driving ability. Having a prescription or a recreational marijuana being legal in Illinois
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Do You Carry A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)?
If you carry a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Illinois, the traffic rules are stricter than the rules for other drivers. If you are charged with DUI or with driving under the influence of drugs, your CDL and your future will be at risk, and you’ll want to be defended by a Chicago CDL lawyer.
Many commercial drivers are truck drivers who deliver goods and products throughout Illinois and across the nation. However, because they drive large trucks and haul valuable cargo, the State of Illinois – and even the
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Has Your Driver’s License Been Suspended?
What steps can you take if your Illinois driver’s license has been suspended? What are the consequences of a driver’s license suspension in this state? Can a Chicago suspended driver’s license lawyer help you keep your driver’s license or help you have your license restored?
A driver’s license suspension is more than an inconvenience. A suspended license means that you can’t drive to work, school, or the supermarket. You can’t take your kids to school or drive to appointments with your doctor. In this state, your driver’s license could be suspended for:

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    When is Driving Under the Influence a Felony?
    In the State of Illinois, a first DUI (driving under the influence) offense is usually a Class A misdemeanor, but even for a DUI misdemeanor, you could be fined and serve time in jail. Clearly, if you’re charged with DUI, you’ll need to be advised and represented by a Chicago DUI attorney.
    But what about second, third, and subsequent DUI offenses? When is driving under the influence a felony in Illinois? What are the penalties for a DUI felony conviction? What are your rights if you’re charged with DUI, and when
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    How Serious is a Speeding Ticket?
    A speeding ticket can be a serious matter in Illinois. If you are ticketed for speeding in or near the Chicago area, you will need the advice and services of a Chicago speeding ticket attorney, and you will need to contact that attorney at once.

    Is speeding a misdemeanor or a felony in Illinois? What are your rights if you are ticketed for speeding in this state, and what steps will you have to take? When should you reach out to a Chicago speeding ticket lawyer for the legal advice and services you
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    What Should You Know About Hit-and-Run?
    Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense in the State of Illinois, and if you’re charged with leaving the scene of an accident in this state, you should be advised and represented – as quickly as possible – by a Chicago hit-and-run lawyer.
    The numbers are alarming. More than 37,000 hit-and-run accidents were reported to Chicago authorities in 2021 – on average, more than one hundred hit-and-run accidents every day – leaving 36 fatalities and over 4,800 people seriously injured.
    What constitutes “hit-and-run” and “leaving the scene” of a traffic
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    If You Are Ticketed for a Moving Violation
    A traffic ticket in Illinois must be resolved quickly, or it could become a legal headache. However, resolving a ticket may not mean paying it. If the ticket is for a moving violation, fight it with help from a Chicago traffic defense lawyer, and contact that lawyer immediately.
    What traffic offenses are moving violations in Illinois? What are your rights if you receive a traffic ticket for a moving violation? Why is it important to fight an Illinois traffic ticket – instead of just paying the fine? When should you contact
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    What is the Point System for Drivers in Illinois?
    Unless you fight them, traffic tickets not only lead to fines. They also add points to your driving record. If you get a ticket in the Chicago area, contact a Chicago traffic defense attorney, and fight that ticket. If too many points go on your driving record, your license will be suspended.
    How does the point system work for drivers in Illinois? How can you avoid having points added to your driving record, and how can you eventually get points off your record? When should you reach out to a
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    What is a Moving Violation?
    If you are ticketed for a moving violation in the State of Illinois, instead of paying the ticket, contact a Chicago traffic ticket attorney as quickly as possible. A moving violation is a traffic offense that is assigned penalty points that count toward a driver’s license suspension in Illinois.
    It’s a serious matter. Even a first offense for texting or talking on a cell phone while driving is a moving violation in Illinois. What are your rights if you receive a ticket for violating the Illinois cell phone law? Can you successfully challenge a cell
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    Reckless driving isn’t a simple driving infraction. In Illinois, reckless driving is a crime. If you are charged with reckless driving in this state, or if you are charged with another serious traffic violation, you should contact a Chicago reckless driving attorney as quickly as possible.
    How long will a reckless driving conviction stay on your record? If you’re charged with reckless driving – or if you are charged with any other serious traffic violation – what are your rights? What steps should you take? When should you contact a Chicago reckless driving lawyer?
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