A First-Time DUI Conviction Can Mean A Year In Jail
Even a first-time offender faces potentially serious penalties and a lasting record upon conviction of a DUI. You may feel intimidated by the criminal justice system, not know where to turn and wonder what steps you need to take to protect your rights. You need an experienced lawyer to answer your questions and defend your interests. Philip Angelini offers more than 30 years of experience to defendants facing first-time DUI charges in DuPage County, Oak Brook and throughout the Chicago suburbs.
Even a first drunk driving offense in Illinois is a class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of one year in jail or a $2,500 fine.
Strategic And Immediate Investigations For Effective Advocacy
Attorney Angelini will take a strategic and aggressive approach to protect your rights after a DUI arrest. From the outset, he will initiate an investigation to collect all relevant evidence for your case, including police records, witness statements, accident reports, blood alcohol test results, and any information that could be used against you or to defend the allegations against you. He will also investigate whether the police had sufficient probable cause to pull you over in the first place.
Know Your Options And Rights After A First DUI Arrest
As a first-time offender, it is critical to know your options and know your rights. You may have alternatives that are not available to repeat offenders. Attorney Angelini will explore possible sentencing alternatives in addition to seeking to defeat a drunk driving charge or conviction. At every stage, you can trust in a zealous advocate and aggressive opponent for the state.