The Impact of DUI
If you or a loved one have been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs you will need to find an attorney with the background that will enable you to successfully defend against the charges while minimizing the consequences upon your life and ability to drive. Failure to find skilled representation to help you with DUI related legal charges could lead to serious consequences. Extensive practical experience and knowledge makes a big difference in the outcome of these cases. If you are accused of DUI and related charges, you should reach out to an attorney as quickly as possible. Finding experienced representation quickly is extremely important.
It is a common misconception that a DUI must involve alcohol. DUI is shorthand for Driving Under the Influence. There are many substances that have such an effect on a person to render them ‘under the influence’. The state of Illinois has 7 different types of DUI that can be charged depending on what substance is impairing an Illinois driver. Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI) is a criminal charge. For a first DUI offense, the possible punishments may include up to one year in jail, a fine of $2,500.00, or both. A person may also be eligible for a sentence of court supervision. This is a sentence that defers and avoids a conviction if the person successfully completes all conditions of the sentence as directed by the judge.
A competent defense lawyer will do everything necessary to litigate a statutory summary suspension that goes along with a DUI arrest. To do so, he or she must be completely familiar with the ever-changing DUI and Statutory Summary Suspension laws. For years, Jeff Nutschnig has successfully litigated statutory summary suspensions that go along with a DUI case and has the experience to help you.