The Toney Law Firm, LLC operates on the principle that just because a person was convicted of an earlier DUI does not mean that they will have to be found guilty of subsequent charges. A first time DUI conviction can carry with it license revocation of a year, suspension of registration, fines and possible jail time. With multiple DUI charges, the penalties increase with each conviction and this is where use of a skilled and experienced Chicago DUI lawyer may be of great assistance to you or a loved one.
Winning DUI defense strategies depend upon thorough investigation and a complete understanding of the DUI laws. Looking at the penalties you may be facing, it is important that you have someone working for you that are as highly motivated as the attorneys for the prosecution.
Field tests for sobriety and BAC levels can be conducted incorrectly which can lead to flawed results. Police officers may not be properly trained to correctly observe physical or behavioral symptoms in a suspect and can lack complete information on your condition. At times, there are unlawful police stops and other legal matters that can be used to advantage in your case.
With no other aggravated circumstances, a second DUI is a misdemeanor and can result in your driver's license being revoked. Your vehicle registration can be suspended and you can spend at least 5 days in the county jail or 240 hours of community service. A third DUI conviction creates the possibility of 3 to 7 years in prison and your license being revoked for a ten year period. A sixth or greater conviction carries with it a prison sentence of from 6 to 30 years and a lifetime revocation of your license. Having a child in your vehicle with a third (or higher) DUI conviction will invoke a fine of at least $25,000.
If you are charged with a multiple DUI offense, the penalties for conviction are going to be severe. You are going to want an attorney who is willing to fight for you and who understands how to achieve the best possible result. Having Attorney Sarah Toney fighting on your behalf can help throughout the resolution of your case.
Contact a Multiple DUI Defense Attorney in Chicago when you face multiple DUI charges and need experienced, successful legal help.