We Defend People Accused Of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is an extremely serious offense in the Chicago area, surrounding counties and throughout the state of Illinois. If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you will be facing extremely serious penalties that can have a devastating effect on your life for many years. It is important to understand that the criminal justice system is complicated and, in some ways, stacked against unrepresented defendants. For this reason, if you are facing a DUI case, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
An Illinois DUI Can Result In Serious Penalties
If you are convicted of drunk or drugged driving, you can be facing extremely serious legal consequences, including the following:
- Community service
- The installation of an ignition interlock device
- Jail time
- Revocation of driver’s license
- Suspension of driver’s license
If you are convicted, your DUI is part of the public record, which means that anyone with sufficient curiosity can learn about it. For this reason, a DUI can affect your professional opportunities, keep you from getting a job or renting an apartment and damage your reputation within your community.
Potential Defenses For DUI In Schaumburg And The Surrounding Areas
It is important to understand that a DUI arrest is not the same as a DUI conviction. There are often legal defenses that a skilled criminal defense lawyer can raise, even if you were over the legal limit. Some of these include the following:
- Establishing that there was no legal justification for the initial traffic stop
- Showing that the breathalyzer device was improperly calibrated
- Introducing evidence of a medical condition that can cause unreliable high-breath test results
- Establishing that the officer that stopped you lacked the proper training to administer sobriety tests
Even if there are no defenses available, the representation of an attorney can have a substantial impact on the way your case is resolved.
Call The Proline Legal Attorneys Today
You do not have to face allegations of drunk driving alone. The experienced DUI defense lawyers at Proline Legal are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of criminal defendants across Chicagoland. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 844-646-4400, send us an email or DM us.