If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI in Chicago or Cook County, it is important to hire a DUI lawyer as soon as you can since we want to go into court BEFORE your first court date. For a detailed overview of the DUI process in Chicago and to know what to expect, click here. At The Toney Law Firm, LLC, we fight aggressively, swiftly, and aggressively to protect the rights of our clients. No matter how complex your case, and no matter how incriminating the evidence against you may seem, our Chicago DUI defense attorney is ready to help fight for your rights and protect your driving privileges.
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A professional and compelling defense is necessary when facing a drunk driving charge. The Toney Law Firm, LLC represents many clients arrested for intoxicated driving, and may be able to fight for your rights and freedoms as well. It is important to contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible following a DUI arrest and before making incriminating statements to the authorities.
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Individuals who drink and drive are subject to law enforcement pulling them over to the side of the road and administering a sobriety test. If the officer believes the person is impaired, the officer will arrest the driver for DUI. The officer's opinion on whether someone is impaired is based on the driving the officer observed, the person's speech, dexterity in getting out their driver's license and insurance, if there is an odor of alcohol, if there are red, bloodshot or glassy eyes, and how the person does on the 3 standard field sobriety tests. Then, if a driver has a blood alcohol level measuring .08% or higher, the officers will charge the driver with a second DUI. It is against the law to drive while under the influence of alcohol and the penalties can be very harsh. The laws are strict and the penalties may be even more severe when victims are injured or killed as a result of the intoxicated driver's actions.
DUI allegations are serious with consequences that can affect the offender for many years into the future. A DUI conviction can also create difficulty in securing future employment and can cause the loss of certain freedoms.
With a future at stake it is essential to have a good criminal defense who can attack the police arrest reports, sobriety test administration procedures, and other evidence produced by a prosecution. The Toney Law Firm, LLC successfully defends against DUI charges and fights for the rights of those charged with drunk driving. Make an appointment today for a consultation by calling (888) 473-4058!