Cook County Lawyer for DUI Charges
Have you recently been charged with DUI in Cook County?
From the very first offense, a criminal charge of driving under the influence can have a profound and lasting influence on your life. Even for a first time DUI, the penalties that can arise can be severe. For example, for a first conviction, you could find that you will be facing up to a year of driver's license suspension, a yearlong incarceration and a monetary fine of $2500. These penalties will vary depending on your previous criminal history as well as the details of your case; for example, the higher your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) the more your future will be at risk.
Defending Against Felony DUI Charges
While a misdemeanor DUI is no laughing matter, if you are facing a
felony, it becomes even more important that you do not hesitate to seek out the legal aid that you deserve. There are many different instances in which a DUI can become a felony, but it is not necessarily exclusive for repeat offenders. In fact, even a first time DUI can be elevated to a felony in certain circumstances. For example, if the incident resulted in a serious injury or death, or if the alleged criminal was driving under the influence without proper insurance or a valid license, they could be slapped with a felony charge.
At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, we understand the stress that you are facing and are therefore unwaveringly devoted to protecting you against the possibility of conviction. Led by Howard J. Wise, who spent time as a prosecutor at one of the busiest Cook County DUI courtrooms, our firm knows the tricks of the defense trade necessary to protecting your rights. Even if your case involves a failed field sobriety, blood or breath test, we know the steps we can take to challenge the evidence. You can trust that if you work with a
DUI attorney from our firm that we will be thorough and aggressive every step of the way as we fight for your desirable result.
To learn more about how our firm can help you to defend your rights,
contact a Cook County DUI lawyer
from our firm as quickly as possible.