DuPage County Multiple DUI Defense Attorneys
Skilled Defense Against Multiple DUI Charges in Bloomingdale, St. Charles, and Throughout Illinois
If you have been arrested for DUI and have at least one past conviction, another conviction will incur harsher penalties such as heavy fines, jail time, and loss of driving privileges for an extended period of time. However, just because you have a past conviction does not mean you cannot successfully defend the current charge. With the right strategy developed by experienced multiple DUI defense lawyers, it is possible to secure a successful outcome in your case.
Since 1979, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has represented clients for multiple DUI defenses and all other types of criminal charges in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys are former prosecutors and former public defenders, and we have extensive experience successfully litigating criminal cases at all levels of the Illinois and federal court system. We are skilled litigators inside the courtroom and strong negotiators outside of court, and we put our experience to work to advocate aggressively on behalf of each client we serve.
When you are charged with a DUI, we go to work immediately to ensure that your rights are protected. We have in-depth knowledge of the scientific procedures involved with Breathalyzers, blood and other types of tests. We are prepared to challenge the validity of these tests and question their accuracy and reliability. We are also ready to challenge other circumstances regarding your case, such as a potentially unlawful police stop. After a thorough investigation, we identify any and all holes in your case that can be used to your advantage.
Penalties for Multiple DUIs in Illinois
Convictions for two or more DUIs bring very harsh penalties:
- Second DUI Conviction: Fines of up to $2,500, up to 12 months in jail, and five-year license suspension.
- Third DUI Conviction: Fines of up to $25,000, three to 7 years in jail, and five-year license suspension.
- Fourth DUI Conviction: Fines of up to $25,000, three to 7 years in prison, and permanent license revocation.
After the fourth conviction, the penalties continue to increase with sentences as high as 35 years in prison. If there are other aggravated circumstances, such as child endangerment or causing serious injuries or fatalities, the penalties are even higher.
Following a second or subsequent DUI conviction, you will also be required to have a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) installed on your vehicle for five years.