Joliet, Illinois, DUI Attorney
You’ve been arrested for DUI. Now what? As a first time offender, it is extremely important to fight these charges aggressively in order to keep them off your record and save your driving privileges. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you understand your rights and keep you moving in the right direction. Douglas G. DeBoer, Attorney at Law, has extensive DUI experience and fights aggressively to protect the best interest of his clients. He has seen these cases from both sides of the fence and understands how the prosecution will approach your case.
Skilled DUI Representation in Joliet – Will County, Illinois
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Know Your Rights
Law enforcement officers are required to follow strict guidelines in a traffic stop. Your answers to the following questions can help you determine if you have legal grounds to challenge a license suspension after a DUI arrest:
Did the officer properly place you under arrest by issuance of a uniform traffic citation?
Did the officer have reasonable grounds to believe you were under the influence?
Were you properly advised of the consequences of refusal or failure of tests before any chemical testing was conducted?
Do you deny the assertion that you refused to blow into the Breathalyzer?
Were the test results accurate? Was instrumentation operated properly by a certified officer?
Under Illinois law, if you are over 18, have not previously been convicted of reckless homicide or aggravated DUI which resulted in death, have not had a DUI or statutory summary suspension of your license within the last 5 years, did not cause death or great bodily harm in this DUI, and otherwise had valid driving privileges, you are eligible to request a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) that will require you to blow into a breath alcohol ignition interlock device before starting your vehicle. The MDDP will allow you to drive during all but the first 30 days of your summary suspension.
Joliet Felony DUI Attorney
If you have been convicted or received supervision for DUI in the past and have been arrested again, a license suspension may be the least of your worries. The penalties for DUI convictions continue to escalate and can be extraordinarily severe for repeat and felony offenders. If you have found yourself in this situation, you need an experienced attorney protecting your interests.
Joliet, Illinois, Repeat and Felony Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
Douglas G. DeBoer, Attorney at Law, has extensive experience representing people who have been arrested for DUI. He has experienced these cases from both sides and understands the inner workings of the criminal justice system. He works diligently to make sure the rights of his clients are fully protected.
What Is Felony DUI?
Felony DUI, also known as aggravated DUI, can be charged in numerous instances, including third offenses and incidents involving death or great bodily harm, and can be accompanied by three to seven years in prison and fines as high as $25,000. If convicted, you will lose your driving privileges for a minimum of 10 years. With subsequent convictions, you could be looking at 30 years in prison and a lifetime revocation of your driver’s license.
As a repeat offender, you are no longer eligible for supervision in order to void your conviction. There are no classes or programs you can participate in to remove this from your record and avoid the consequences. In addition, you will be ineligible for a work permit if convicted of felony DUI.
Time Is Not On Your Side
If you are facing a DUI conviction, you have no time to waste. You need to get in touch with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Call for a free initial consultation with Douglas G. DeBoer, Attorney at Law.