Another Illinois DUI Punishment?

Written on March 25, 2009 at 4:34 PM :: Filed in the Illinois DUI category

You might think that an arrest, an embarrassing judicial procedure, and the many fines, fees, and other consequences of an Illinois DUI arrest are bad enough. But Illinois residents now have something else to fear: the Illinois police are preparing to release the names of DUI offenders to the media on a weekly basis.

What does this mean for you? Simply put, it’s more important than ever that you get the right lawyer to help defend you in your DUI case. The right Illinois DUI attorney gives you a much better chance of prevailing in court…no matter how serious the charges. And with the added risk of having your name smeared all over the papers, doing it right the first time has even more urgency than ever.

The Illinois police’s plan highlights the serious consequences of Illinois DUIs, which include:

  • Potential jail time. Depending on the severity of the offense, you could face incarceration for driving under the influence.
  • Increased insurance fees. Insurance companies classify those convicted of a DUI as high risk, and hike-up their rates. You could face significantly raised premiums if you’re convicted of a DUI in Chicago or any other part of Illinois.
  • Permanent record. Though the right Illinois DUI attorney can help with license reinstatement a DUI conviction stays on your permanent record, leading to…
  • Career consequences. Employers routinely conduct background checks of prospective hires and many will not employ convicted felons at all, and even those with misdemeanor DUI convictions can have trouble finding a job.

These are only a few of the costs of a DUI conviction. Luckily, you are entitled to competent legal representation when you’re accused of a DUI - call me today. I will give your case the attention it needs. My background as a prosecutor with intensive experience in the DUI system can help you. Have you been accused of an Illinois DUI? Don’t delay (or risk seeing your name on the nightly news). Call today for more information and a confidential, complimentary case evaluation.

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