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What Are the Consequences for a DUI in Illinois?

After the year 2009, DUIs in the state of Illinois became even more severe. If you are pulled over now, and if your blood, breath, or urine tests appear to say that you have a .08 or higher blood alcohol percentage, or if these tests reveal you as having either methamphetamine or marijuana in your system, you can get in serious trouble.

Even first time DUI convictions cause hefty damages to your life. Class A misdemeanors could force you to pay up to $2,500.00 in fines and also lead you to spend up to a year in jail. This is why it is necessary to contact a determined Peoria DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Chris Frericks ready to handle your case aggressively.

Call the firm today at (309) 322-7772 for reliable support from our experienced criminal defense attorney.

What Happens if You Are Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

There are several things which occur the moment that someone has been charged and arrested for driving under the influence. Because Illinois has become a state with some of the most stringent laws in regard to DUI charges, you will immediately be met with several consequences. In most cases, you will be forced to have a Statutory Summary Suspension and your vehicle will be impounded. On top of primary DUI fines you might have to pay, you would also have to pay administrative bills and attorneys’ fees too.

Usually, a person's first DUI, or occasionally their second, gets decreed to be a misdemeanor, while multiple charges of driving under the influence gets decreed as a felony. However, there are certain instances where a misdemeanor will become a felony right away.

Examples of cases where a misdemeanor could turn into a felony DUI can include:

  • Events where the primary driver was under the influence and became involved in a crash which led to severe injury or even death

  • Circumstances in which the person driving had an expired license or did not have their license at all during the arrest

  • Scenes where there was a minor or child under the age of 16 riding in the car when the driver was under the influence

  • Cases where the driver in question did not possess any proof of insurance when the officer gave the citation

Fighting for Your “Not Guilty” Verdict

In the state of Illinois, driving under the influence is treated very strictly. While the zeal to protect people from drunk driving accidents is admirable, law enforcement officials can sometimes become too eager, making it so that people who have done nothing wrong, or are simply at the wrong place at the wrong times, become victims of inappropriate charges.

If you have ever been charged for a DUI in the state of Illinois, it is crucial to get in touch with our Peoria DUI attorney right away, or you are in danger of losing your rights. Police officials will often make you take a series of various tests to determine your blood alcohol or drug content. The problem is that these tests are often inaccurate or faulty, and you could be facing a false conviction. Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law can alleviate your worry.

Call (309) 322-7772 today, so that we can provide you with a powerful, strategic and personalized defense.

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What Sets Christopher J. Frericks Apart?
  • Attorney Christopher J. Frericks is a local native of Peoria and has great ties within the community.

  • Attorney Christopher J. Frericks puts the best interest of his clients first. He is committed to provide personalized service to each and every client.

  • At Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law, I provide strategic & effective legal representation.

  • Experience matters when your life is on the line. Attorney Christopher J. Frericks has the trial experience needed to protect your future.

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