If you have been drinking alcohol, the best decision you can make is not to drive. Illinois drinking and driving laws have made a DUI a serious crime punished with severe criminal penalties. When you are driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, your driver's license may result in a suspension. There can be high fines and a significant increase in your insurance rates. In Naperville, Illinois, all DUI cases are prosecuted by the municipal prosecutor and not the State's Attorney's Office.
In Illinois, you can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. A first offense must be treated seriously because of the long term ramifications. Although the punishments are not as severe for first-time DUI convictions as they are for multiple DUI convictions, any conviction for a DUI increases the potential penalties for future convictions. Every DUI case filed must be closely examined to determine if there are any techinical defects that can cause a case to be dismissed. If you plea bargain a case without a proper investigation, you may be hampering any defense you may have had. If there is sufficient justification to challenge the stop, the breath test, any field sobriety tests, or other procedural errors, we will use our trial experience to seek an acquittal. Contact your DuPage County DUI Attorney for further information.