Driving Under the Influence in Illinois

 

Getting charged with Driving Under the Influence can be a life altering event. Just a first time DUI with no aggravating factors is a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois, which means it carries a maximum possible penalty of up to $2,500 in fines and/or up to 364 days in jail. You will also be required to obtain an alcohol or substance abuse evaluation, undergo the recommended treatment, and attend a victim impact panel. Aside from the fine amount, the court costs can be substantial as well. The cost of just the fines, court costs, and treatment programs alone can be over $3,000. When other costs are factored in such as higher insurance rates, loss of driving privileges, and employment ramifications, the State of Illinois estimates that the total average cost of a DUI conviction can be over $16,000.

 

Make no mistake; DUI’s are serious business, which is why it is imperative to have an attorney on your side who understands the complexities of D.U.I. cases. Your money, driving privileges, and potentially your freedom are at stake. At Bloomington Law Group, Attorney Bijan Partowazam has the experience necessary to ensure your rights are fully protected and will work tirelessly to defend your DUI case. Contact Bloomington Law Group to set up a free consultation.  

© 2013 by Bloomington Law Group LLC

Flanagan State Bank Building

2401 East Washington Street
Suite 200A

Bloomington Illinois 61704

(309) 808-2369

FOLLOW US:

  • c-blogger
  • c-linkedin

This web site is intended for informational purposes only. Nothing in the site is to be considered as either creating an attorney-client relationship between the reader and any attorney or as rendering of legal advice for any specific matter. Readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel. 

No client or other reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information contained in this web site without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. This web site, and its creators, accept no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained on this web site. This web site and its creators hereby expressly disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all liability with respect to acts or omissions made by clients or other readers on the basis on such information. 

This web site may contain links to external web sites and external web sites may link to this web site. This web site and its creator is not responsible for the content or operation of any such external sites. 

Some of the content of this web site may constitute attorney advertising with the meaning of applicable bar rules. As applicable, the following statement is made in accordance with those rules: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME.