Being convicted of a DUI in Alton can have serious impacts on your life, not the least of which is the suspension of your driver’s license and a mark on your permanent record, which can impact your ability to work. DUIs can also impact your ability to obtain certain types of employment and subject you to serious financial consequences as well as incarceration. An Alton DUI Lawyer can help give you the best chance against these charges.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Alton, you should contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible so they can begin ensuring that your rights are protected during the investigation process as well as the criminal trial. Because those who are charged with DUI in Illinois have 45 days to challenge the charges, time is of the essence to avoid a license suspension that will result from failing to challenge the charge within 45 days.
According to the Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, “Illinois’ roadways continue to be among the safest in the nation due to our tough laws on drunk and distracted driving. Our state continues to receive national recognition for its prevention efforts.”
In Illinois, drivers are considered to be driving under the influence if they have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood. Additionally, drivers can be charged with DUI if they are suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana, methamphetamine, or other intoxicating drugs that have impaired their ability to operate the motor vehicle safely.
The penalties for a DUI can vary greatly, depending on the circumstances of the situation that led to an arrest. Generally speaking, the following penalties apply:
At the end of your statutory suspension period, you can regain your driving privileges by:
If your license was revoked, you must complete additional steps, including:
Choosing an Alton DUI lawyer to fight for your rights is an important decision and can have a lasting impact on your life. The Law Office of Jason B Going is home to an experienced and proven Alton DUI defense team who will give you the best chance at a favorable outcome in your case.
If you have been charged with DUI or any other criminal charges in Alton, we can help get you the best possible results. Contact us today for a free consultation and get started right away building your defense.
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