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Naperville Felony DUI Lawyers

Representing Repeat Offenders

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a severe infraction that can have serious and lasting repercussions. According to the State of Illinois, an offender commits a DUI whenever he or she is found to have a blood-alcohol concentration ("BAC") of 0.08% or higher. Illinois also has a zero tolerance law, meaning that a driver under the age of 21 found to have a BAC of more than 0.00% may be charged with a DUI.

A repeat DUI occurs whenever an individual previously charged and convicted of a DUI commits an additional offense. Repeat DUI offenders are not uncommon in Illinois or across the United States. In fact, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), nearly one-third of drivers arrested for DUI are repeat offenders.

The state of Illinois considers most initial DUI offenses to be misdemeanors. However, a charge of DUI may be considered a felony even as the first offense. Depending on the severity of the offense, an offender may be charged and convicted of felony DUI. For these more serious charges, you will want a skilled Naperville DUI attorney by your side. The team at the Roscich & Martel Law Firm is here to protect you.

Call our firm at (630) 793-6337 today to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your case.

Certain Conditions May Allow for a Felony Conviction

Individuals should be aware of what may amount to felony DUI. According to Illinois law, an individual offender may be charged with felony DUI due to a variety of factors.

You may be charged with a felony DUI if:

  • You are a third-time offender
  • You were driving without a license or without insurance
  • If you injure or kill someone as a result

Penalties for Repeat & Felony DUI Offenders

The State of Illinois punishes those offenders convicted of DUI. The degree of punishment increases depending on the offense. Repeat and felony DUI offenders receive some of the harshest punishments as laid out in Illinois' statutes.

Some of the penalties for repeat and felony DUI offenders in the State of Illinois include:

  • License suspension or revocation: Depending on the number of DUI violations committed by the offender, he or she may see his or her license either suspended or revoked for a predetermined period of time.
  • Fines: The fines associated with DUI offenses are significant and increase with either each repeat offense or with a higher-degree felony conviction.
  • Mandatory classes and interlock ignition (BAIID): Some offenders may be eligible to receive a hardship license after their DUI conviction. Repeat offenders and felony DUI offenders may be court-ordered to take classes and/or install an interlock ignition in order to receive a hardship license.
  • Jail time: In addition to losing one's driving privileges, a DUI offense can result in jail time.

Contact a Naperville Felony DUI Lawyer

Being a repeat or felony DUI offender in the state of Illinois can have serious and lasting consequences. If you have been charged with a repeat or felony DUI offense, you should contact the Roscich & Martel Law Firm as soon as possible. Effective counsel is critical to the preservation of your legal rights whenever you are charged with a DUI. We provide high-quality legal services to clients in the Naperville area.

To schedule your initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (630) 793-6337.

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