Facing drunk-driving charges can feel overwhelming, especially because most people who get a DUI have never been involved in the legal system before.People arrested for drunk driving include professionals, house wives, college kids, and even high school kids.

Many are scared, embarrassed and nervous about what is going to happen. At Patel Law, PC, we understand. Illinois takes drunk driving seriously, and penalties for drunk driving have been enhanced. We guide our clients through the legal system, helping fight their fear and achieve the best possible results.

DUI Penalties

Penalties for DUI are serious in Illinois. You could face a driver's license suspension or fines, or have a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (commonly referred to as BAIID) placed on your car. You may even face jail time. These penalties may increase in certain DUI situations:

  • If your BAC was significantly higher than 0.08%
  • If you did not have insurance at the time
  • If you are facing a second or third drunk driving offense
  • If a child was in the vehicle
  • If you committed a traffic violation while intoxicated
  • If you injured or killed a person while behind the wheel

At Patel Law, PC, we investigate every relevant fact and law to help anticipate how the law will apply to your DUI defense. We look at whether or not there was probable cause for the traffic stop. We look at which field sobriety tests were performed and whether or not they were performed correctly. We also look at the results of blood, breath, and urine tests to determine whether or not they were accurate.

Experienced DUI Representation

Our firm is prepared to fight for you no matter what type of DUI charges you are facing. We handle drug-related DUIs and underage DUI and will fight to protect you from harsh penalties, such as driver's license suspension, jail time, and high fines. A second DUI arrest could require imprisonment, but there are ways to avoid jail time as well. It could also revoke your license for a longer period of time. One more arrest and you will face felony charges.

Multiple DUI convictions compound the penalties. To avoid potentially devastating consequences for a felony DUI, you should hire a defense lawyer as soon as possible. Interlock devices are often used in these situations to prevent a person from driving while drunk again. Although these devices are often expensive, they may offer you a way to continue driving while your driver's license is suspended in Illinois. If you have multiple prior DUIs, you may also be required to wear a SCRAM bracelet to monitor your alcohol intake.

Contact Us

Criminal defense lawyer Baku Patel will investigate every relevant fact and law to provide the most aggressive defense for your DUI charges. Our firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case, so call today to learn more. We proudly serve the area surrounding Champaign, including Urbana. To schedule your free consultation contact Patel Law, PC toll-free at 888-503-3430. Our firm also offers an online evaluation form to contact us via email through this website