At the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley, located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, we represent clients for a majority of DUI defense cases in all of Cook County. If this is your 2nd DUI offense and you refuse to take the blood, urine, or breath test, you will have your driver’s license suspended for 3 years. While you may be able to continue driving by having a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) installed on your vehicle, the impact to your life can still be quite serious.
No matter what type of DUI offense you are arrested for, a 2nd DUI offense charge is a serious criminal matter that strongly affects your driving privileges. Also, if you are convicted of DUI 2nd offense, you will be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor; you will need to serve mandatory time in prison for 5 days or complete 240 hours of community service. If this is your 2nd DUI conviction within 20 years, your driving privileges will be revoked for a minimum of 5 years. Your only option to remain on the road would be to apply for a restricted driving permit with use of a BAIID.
Additional fines and penalties are tacked on when your BAC levels is.16 or more, or if you were involved in a fatal car crash, resulting in injury or bodily harm to a child under the age of 16.
Our law firm aggressively works to defend your 2nd DUI offense case in order to avoid conviction. We know the severity of the situation and can help reduce the penalties involved.
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley, if you need supportive 2nd DUI defense representation in Cook County, Illinois. We are more than prepared to provide you with sound legal counsel. Call our 24 hour answering service at 847-394-3200.