The penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol vary greatly in Illinois DUI law. At the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley, we help clients understand the consequences of those penalties, should they decide to fight their DUI charges. Following is a brief list of terms and explanations our law firm discusses with clients in greater detail:
In Illinois, the process of suspending your driver’s license, after you’ve been arrested for DUI, is called Statutory Summary Suspension. License suspension is an administrative action taken by the Illinois Secretary of State. Once you are arrested for DUI, your license will automatically be suspended on the 46th day after your arrest, for 180 days. This is not the same as conviction, nor does license suspension have anything to do with criminal prosecution. It is a separate action.
You have a limited amount of time to hire an attorney to help prevent license suspension. Christopher M. Cosley has been able to help clients avoid license suspension, and he can effectively fight for your right to drive. Call us at 847-394-3200 to learn more today.
If you are pulled over for DUI in Illinois, you do not have to submit to a blood, urine, or breath test. However, the consequences for refusing to test you blood alcohol content (BAC) levels will be greater. For the 1st DUI offense refusal, you risk losing your driving privileges up to one year; a 2nd DUI offense refusal could mean the loss of your driver’s license for three years.
Whatever decision you make, our law firm will provide strong, supportive, aggressive defense to ensure your rights are protected under the law.
It is in your best interest to hire an attorney who will help you fight against DUI conviction. Illinois DUI conviction penalties are expensive and can range from a minimum of $14,000 to $25,000, depending on the number of times you have been charged and arrested for DUI.
Our law firm works vigorously around the clock to help our clients avoid conviction for DUI.
Recent changes to the law in Illinois mean that, even if you have already received a statutory summary suspension, you may be able to get back on the road sooner than ever before. Our experienced team can help you get a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) installed in your vehicle so that you can legally drive during your suspension. For the first time, the BAIID program is also available for repeat offenders as well, and there is no "hard-time" waiting period. Contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley for DUI defense. We can provide the assistance you need.