Repeat DUI Charge?
A single, one-and-done DUI arrest and conviction is one thing – an obstacle that can be overcome in time, and with the help of a knowledgeable drunk driving defense attorney.
A second, third or more, for DUI stops, are another matter entirely. Punishments become more pronounced, more life-changing, upon conviction. You should know the specifics of this possibility before venturing out in public in anything less than a cold-sober condition.
I am experienced DUI defense lawyer Scott W. Hanken, founder of the W. Scott Hanken, Attorney at Law, law firm in Springfield.
If you have been targeted by authorities for drunk driving more than once, facing enhanced punishments such as jail and driver’s license revocation, I have the decades of experience with these cases that can work in your favor. I am a former prosecutor who knows how government attorneys think; I counter with timely tactics of my own, while protecting your interests.
Safeguarding The Rights Of Illinois Repeat Offenders
Statutory penalties for second or subsequent DUI’s range from a year in jail and $2,500 in fines for a second offense, to three years imprisonment and fines of up to $25,000 for a third conviction. These are Class A misdemeanors and Class 4 felonies, respectively.
Third through sixth offenses amount to Aggravated DUI, which could result in decades of incarceration and tens of thousands of dollars in fines, and permanent revocation of driving privileges.
Additionally, anyone arrested with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .16 or more, are carrying a passenger who is a minor, injure someone else while driving under the influence, or knowingly drive a motor vehicle that is not insured, may receive additional penalties.
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Have you been arrested more than once for DUI in Springfield or elsewhere in Illinois? To arrange your initial consultation with defense lawyer Scott W. Hanken, call 217-718-4951 or reach Mr. Hanken’s law offices with an email message.