DUI REPEAT OFFENSES
ACCUSED OF DUI IN DUPAGE, COOK OR KANE COUNTY AFTER A PRIOR DUI?
A DUI offense results in serious consequences, including jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension and more. A repeat DUI offense carries even more severe penalties, including felony DUI charges. These penalties with increase with each number of convictions, making it even more crucial for you to speak with a DuPage County DUI defense attorney about your situation.
At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we have defended against countless DUI charges in more than 10,000 criminal cases, and are equipped to build a strong defense for our clients. We put our 42 years of combined legal experience to work for our clients, ensuring that they are protected from unfair treatment or unfounded evidence. Just because you were convicted for DUI before doesn’t mean that you are automatically a repeat offender-there are a variety of legal strategies that can be used to protect your reputation.
FIGHTING YOUR DUI CHARGES
Whether a police officer lacked evidence for pulling you over, used an incorrect testing method, failed to document accurate information or didn’t follow protocol, we know how to capitalize on this evidence. We thoroughly investigate all the elements of our clients’ cases, ensuring that every detail and fact is uncovered that may support their side. Once we build a strong defense, we use aggressive and tough legal strategies to present their case in court. Asformer felony prosecutors, we understand how the other side will approach their arguments and are prepared to fight their points.
PENALTIES FOR REPEAT OFFENSES
The penalties for a repeat offense depend on the number and timeframe of each conviction. The following penalties are enforced for any repeat DUI conviction:
- Second DUI offense: If you are convicted of a second DUI within six years, you will face up to one year in jail and three years if it is a felony. You face a five year driver’s license suspension, up to $2,500 in fines, 240 hours of community service and other penalties.
- Third DUI offense: For a third conviction within six years, you face a maximum jail sentence of seven years if it is a felony, potentially ten years of having your driver’s license suspended, mandatory fines of $25,000 and potential BAIID or SCRAM participation.
- Felony DUI: A felony DUI can occur when you have a fourth DUI. You face between three and 30 years in prison, a lifetime driver’s license suspension, mandatory treatment and other fines.
If you are facing a second, third or fourth DUI conviction, don’t put your future on the line. Speak with the legal team at our firm to determine if we can provide the representation you need. We are here to provide the fierce legal defense that repeat DUI offenders need. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.