Your Chicago DUI Lawyer

Driving Under the Influence can ruin your life.

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Each year, about 50,000 drivers are arrested for DUI in Illinois.  Of those, over eighty-percent are first time offenders.
Read our section for first offenders.

For many drivers, this is a first encounter with the criminal justice system.  However, this is usually not the first time they have driven under the influence.  The arrest is a real world application of simple math – if you have alcohol or other chemical dependency issues (and you operate a car) you are eventually going to incur a DUI.

Judges know: If you do not get any help, you will incur another DUI.

So, our goal is two-fold.  First, explore all the facts surrounding your case and pursue a vigorous defense if you have grounds.  There are too many possible defenses to list here.  But some officers, for example, are over zealous or simply make mistakes.  If these avenues do not appear promising, we help arrive at the most advantageous terms possible with the local prosecutor.

Second and most importantly, we assist with getting you the help needed to avoid another DUI.  Our philosophy is, if we aren’t helping to solve the root of the problem…what is the point?  We want to work with those who are ready to solve what is typically at the heart of the arrest – drugs or alcohol have become too much a part of your everyday life.

How about we solve the entire problem – legal and otherwise – together, as a team?  That is our hope, that is our suggestion.

Illinois DUI – Quick Facts

- In January 2009, Illinois became one of only six states to require first time DUI offenders to verify their blood alcohol level before they operate a vehicle via an Ignition Interlock Device, as a condition of driving relief.

- In Illinois, a driver is legally considered to be under the influence with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more, OR is impaired by any substance or medication, legal or otherwise. An individual with a BAC between .05 and .08 may also be convicted of DUI if additional evidence determines that the driver was impaired.

- A first-time DUI offender eligible for driving relief and issued a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) must operate only vehicles installed with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID), unless exempted by employment.  The offender is subject to all MDDP rules and BAIID fees.

- In 2008, 92 percent of drivers arrested for DUI who refused to submit or failed chemical testing lost their driving privileges.