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Understanding Potential Collateral Consequences Of DUI

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When it comes to DUI cases in Illinois, it’s important to understand the collateral consequences of a charge and potential conviction. What is meant by collateral? At Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, we often tell clients to think about how a DUI affects them legally as well as personally and professionally.

Do you have CDL? What will happen to your career if you are convicted and lose your license? Do you drive your kids to school every day or make a long commute to work? What will happen if you lose your license?

These are just a couple of scenarios that you need to consider. Although DUI may not seem like a huge deal to some, the truth is that a DUI arrest and subsequent conviction can affect all aspects of your life for many years to come.

We Are Here To Balance The Odds

Each case we see presents its own unique set of circumstances and potential issues. Some of the most common penalties for DUI in Illinois include:

  • Revocation of your driver’s license
  • Jail time or penitentiary time
  • Community service
  • Forfeiture of your car or truck
  • Mandatory alcohol or substances abuse treatment
  • Enhanced penalties for driving with an especially high BAC (.16 or higher), driving with a suspended or revoked license, a DUI arrest while transporting a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle, causing an accident that results in serious injuries or death
  • Other serious felony-level penalties may stem from multiple prior DUI arrests and convictions

As mentioned, each case is different and may present its own set of challenges. As your lawyers, we’re ready to address those challenges and help you reach a solution.

First and foremost, we want to mitigate exposure, protect your reputation and do everything we can to make sure your rights are protected.

By stepping in, we can investigate the arrest, determine if the authorities acted inappropriately, determine if diversionary programs are an option, negotiate with the prosecution to reach a favorable agreement, or if necessary, begin building your case for trial.

Our More Than 50 Years Of Legal Experience Are Your Best Weapon Against The Charges

To speak with us during a free, confidential consultation, call (217) 544-3368 or (877) 671-5884. You can also send us an email and expect to receive a prompt response from our team. From our Springfield law office, we work with people across the region, as well as those from outside the state.