Chicago Aggravated DUI Defense Lawyer
How a Chicago DUI Defense Lawyer Can Help
Although facing charges for driving under the influence is a frightening, uncertain, and stressful experience, facing charges for aggravated DUI is substantially worse. An aggravated DUI is a DUI charge with particular circumstances, sometimes those other circumstances are separate crimes, and sometimes they are only crimes because of the DUI.
At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, a skilled and aggressive attorney can inform you of your rights and your potential defenses during a consultation. Should you decide to retain a Chicago DUI defense attorney from our firm, we will work assiduously to provide you with the best defense possible, including a thorough investigation of the details of your case, an examination of the arresting officer's actions, and research of the exact chemical test to which you submitted.
Aggravated DUI Charges
If you have been charged with drunk driving and any of the below are applicable to your situation, then you will be charged with aggravated DUI, which carries penalties that are much more severe.
Applicable situations include:
- Transporting a Child under the Age of 16
- Accident Involving Injuries to a Child in Your Vehicle under the Age of 16
- Accident Resulting in Death
- Blood Alcohol Content of .16% or Greater
- Any Felony Charges Resulting because of the DUI
- A Third or Subsequent DUI Conviction
- Second or Subsequent DUI after a Conviction for DUI Resulting in Death
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Aggravated DUI is a felony, which, in addition to being labeled a felon, means you will likely be sentenced to prison if you are convicted, and the fines can reach up to $25,000. Often, aggravated DUI charges have mandatory minimum sentences, with no possibility of alteration, so it is always in your best interest to avoid this if at all possible. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed, or, in the event that your case has to go to court, will fight to defend your freedom and your rights. Searching for a lawyer for an aggravated DUI case in Chicago?
Contact my Chicago firm today to schedule a free case evaluation today to get started on your case!