If you are charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) you can expect to encounter legal difficulties and driving restrictions. Many times the key to avoiding complete license suspension or revocation, costly legal fees, or even jail time, is to find a qualified DUI attorney you can trust to represent your case.

At Giannola Legal LLC, we take quick action for our clients charged with a DUI. In order to regain your driving privileges and avoid a harsh ruling, you need an experienced legal professional who understands the intricacies of DUI law in Illinois.

The impacts of a criminal DUI conviction can range from fines and driver’s license revocation to difficulties finding a job and jail time. The cost of a DUI can be quite expensive, costing defendants thousands of dollars in insurance premiums, court fines, drug or alcohol education courses, and more. With legal assistance from our qualified attorneys, you can protect yourself and lessen the impact of these expenses, and sometimes avoid them all together.

Don’t wait to seek representation for a DUI. Call 630-600-5012 to schedule a free case consultation.

Driver’s License Revocation & Suspension

If you are charged with a DUI in Illinois, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended for several months under what is known as a statutory summary suspension. You’ll receive this suspension regardless of whether or not you are criminally charged for driving under the influence. In order to avoid this type of suspension, you will need to request a judicial hearing in the circuit court of venue within 90 days of your arrest date and win that hearing.

DUI Classifications

There are a number of different DUI classifications, all of which hold different penalties. These classifications are often based on the severity of the charges related to the DUI and the number of DUI offenses the individual has been charged with previously.

  • First Offense – Class A
  • Second Offense – Class A
  • Third Offense – Class 2
  • Fourth Offense – Class 2 Non-Probationable
  • Fifth Offense – Class 1 Non-Probationable
  • Sixth or Subsequent Offense – Class X

All of these categories are further classified by different variables, such as how high a person’s BAC level was at the time of the arrest or if they were transporting a child under the age of 16.

No matter what class you are charged with, it is important to consult with a qualified attorney as soon as possible before moving forward with your case to reduce your chances of a criminal conviction.

Trusted DUI Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois

If you have a DUI charge in the Chicago area, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Giannola Legal LLC as soon as possible. Our team has years of experience providing legal representation in DUI cases of all types, and we know what it takes to restore your driving privileges and protect your rights.

Contact our law office to request a free consultation with one of our defense lawyers.