DUI PENALTIES IN ILLINOIS

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A DUI ARREST?

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in the state of Illinois, it is important to be aware of the various penalties that could be imposed. Though DUI penalties vary on a case-by-case basis, there are general guidelines for DUI penalties that increase with each subsequent offense. While there are a variety of factors that affect the extent of your penalties, the help of a criminal defense attorney from Abdallah Law will be invaluable to potentially reducing your penalties.

For more information, contact a DUI lawyer at our accessible firm.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM A DUI CONVICTION?

The following are the general penalty guidelines for a DUI conviction in Illinois:

FIRST DUI CONVICTION (CLASS A MISDEMEANOR)

  • Driver’s license revocation for a minimum of one year
  • Suspension of vehicle registration
  • Imprisonment for up to one year
  • Fines of up to $2,500

SECOND DUI CONVICTION (CLASS A MISDEMEANOR)

  • Driver’s license revocation for a minimum of five years
  • Suspension of vehicle registration
  • Imprisonment for up to one year
  • Fines of up to $2,500
  • Community service

THIRD DUI CONVICTION (CLASS 2 FELONY)

  • Driver’s license revocation for a minimum of 10 years
  • Suspension of vehicle registration
  • Imprisonment for three to seven years
  • Fines of up to $25,000

FOURTH DUI CONVICTION (CLASS 2 FELONY)

  • Driver’s license revocation for life
  • Suspension of vehicle registration
  • Imprisonment for three to seven years
  • Fines of up to $25,000

FIFTH DUI CONVICTION (CLASS 1 FELONY)

  • Driver’s license revocation for life
  • Suspension of vehicle registration
  • Imprisonment for up to 15 years
  • Fines of up to $25,000

SIXTH AND SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION (CLASS X FELONY)

  • Driver’s license revocation for life
  • Suspension of vehicle registration
  • Imprisonment for up to 30 years
  • Fines of up to $25,000

DUI OFFENSES WITH INCREASED PENALTIES

  • A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .16% or greater
  • DUI while transporting a minor under the age of 16
  • DUI that causes death
  • Aggravated DUI that results in felony charges

LET OUR CHICAGO CRIMINAL ATTORNEYS HELP YOU

At Abdallah Law, we provide skilled and zealous advocacy for all of our clients. We work together as a team to dissect your case from every angle. If you have been arrested, our firm is dedicated to offering professional and personal legal aid. We are available 24/7 to serve you and field your legal questions.

We will take on the most complex cases with confidence. Above all else, we will lead with compassion and eagerly seek justice on your behalf. Don’t face your DUI alone, we are here to help.