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Have you recently been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Chicagoland? What you do next – and when you do it – is absolutely critical. After an arrest, you will be placed in a precarious legal situation where the prosecution has already started to gather evidence against you while you are still trying to figure out what to do.
Remember: No matter what your charges are, you should never plead guilty without speaking to an experienced Chicago DUI attorney first.
At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, I put an entire team of skilled and focused professionals in your corner so you aren't alone during this stressful time. Contact my office today by calling (312) 236-7078 to schedule your free consultation with a DUI defense lawyer!
What You Need to Know After a DUI Arrest
After a DUI arrest and license suspension, you have a limited amount of time to schedule a DMV hearing for your administrative suspension – sometimes as little as 10 days, depending on the circumstances. Furthermore, if you fail to attend your administrative hearing, you will lose your driving privileges pending the outcome of your criminal DUI case.
I, Attorney Mitch Furman, can act on your behalf at the hearing, contest the suspension, and provide you with powerful representation in court that is supported by my 15+ years of legal and trial experience. Be sure to read our blog for more info about what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI.
How Long do You Lose Your License for Your First DUI in Illinois?
In Illinois, you will have your driving privileges revoked for one year, if you are under 21, then it will be revoked for two years.
Some of the tactics that may apply to your case:
- Roadside breath tests and field sobriety tests are notorious for being inaccurate. I may be able to challenge these types of evidence and get them dismissed from your case.
- Blood and urine samples, when taken by poorly trained personnel, will often result in contaminated samples and inaccurate test results. As a result, challenging the blood test is often an effective defense for drunk driving cases.
- Timing is another factor that may allow you to challenge the evidence of your case. If your blood, urine or breath was tested several hours after arrest, your blood alcohol content (BAC) could actually be higher than it was at time of arrest.
- Individual BAC results may not be enough to warrant a conviction. My firm can fight to prove that a physical or medical condition—such as diabetes, high blood pressure or even heartburn—caused you to register a.08 BAC or higher.
Guiding You Through the Criminal Process
After an arrest for driving under the influence, you must make important decisions concerning your case and how you are going to go about defending yourself. Hasty or otherwise uninformed choices could limit your chances of a favorable outcome. Rather than rushing into things or stepping into a situation without the proper knowledge and preparation, let our Chicago DUI attorney look at your case and determine the right course to develop a solid defense.
DUI practice areas we handle include:
- Aggravated DUI
- Driver's License Reinstatement
- Drug DUI
- Felony DUI
- Multiple DUI Convictions
- Plea Bargains
- Summary Suspension Hearings
- Underage DUI
- Vehicular Manslaughter
Constructing a Proper Defense
You should not be left hanging and feeling helpless after being arrested for a DUI in Chicago. At my firm, I am confident that I can come to your assistance and find a way to help you. If I need to burn the midnight oil and go the extra mile for my clients, I am happy to do so. It all comes down to finding a way to get you the best resolution as possible.
Some ways I can challenge your arrest and charges include:
- Questioning the accuracy of breath and field sobriety tests
- Contending that your stop was unlawful
- Reanalyzing the results of your chemical tests
The importance of a unique and well-developed defense cannot be stressed enough. Even if you are not hit with jail time and high fines after upon sentencing, you will likely lose your license for quite some time. For most of us, that would mean unnecessary stress in our lives and a loss of freedom of mobility. For many others, it could also mean a loss of employment as you are unable to make it to work without a car.
Don't leave things up to chance! Contact my firm to start working with an experienced Chicago DUI attorney.