Illinois DUI Laws

Experienced Attorneys Who Understand Illinois DUI Laws

Under Illinois law, DUI means operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs or any intoxicating compound. Thousands of people are arrested and charged with drunk driving in Illinois every year. Kane County is among the leading areas for DUI charges in the state. If you are arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving, you are potentially facing harsh penalties and substantial expense. It is vital to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who understands Illinois DUI laws and DUI trials. At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we have handled countless DUI cases in Illinois. We know the law and the courts. We can help you.

If you have been arrested in Kane County, call 630-338-1196 or 855-KANE-DUI (855-526-3384) or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

DUI Attorney Serving Aurora

Having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher is a crime for any driver. Illinois was one of the earliest adopters of the .08 BAC standard. Drivers under 21 years of age are subject to zero tolerance laws. Any alcohol in their system could lead to a DUI conviction. In 2011 alone, there were nearly 40,000 DUI arrests statewide. The impact these laws have on those arrested cannot be overestimated. A DUI conviction can have a terrible impact on your life.

The vast majority of people who are arrested for DUI lose their driving privileges. The loss of your license is no laughing matter. For the roughly 85 percent of drivers whose DUI arrest was their first offense, it might be difficult to understand the importance of fighting back. A conviction can land you in jail, expose you to hefty fines, greatly increase your insurance rates, and harm your ability to pursue education and employment opportunities.

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It is important to understand what you are facing before making important decisions that could affect your future. Do not agree to enter a guilty plea without getting all the information you can. Call us today or contact us online to discuss your case in detail. Representing clients in Aurora, Elgin, Carpentersville, St. Charles, Batavia, North Aurora, South Elgin, Campton Hills, Geneva, Dundee Township and all of Kane County.