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Aggressive Defense Against Felony DUI Charges in Illinois 

If you have been charged with a DUI that is classified as a felony, you are facing severe consequences. A felony DUI is a serious criminal offense that can result in long-term consequences, including losing your driver's license, substantial fines, and imprisonment. It is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and build a strong defense. An attorney can help you understand the charges against you and the potential consequences, and they can work to negotiate a favorable plea agreement or fight the charges in court. Don't hesitate to seek legal assistance – the sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner they can begin working on your case.

Is a DUI a Felony in Illinois? 

In Illinois, a DUI is generally charged as a misdemeanor. However, a DUI can be charged as a felony under certain circumstances, including:

  • Multiple prior DUI convictions
  • An accident that resulted in great bodily harm or death
  • A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.16 or higher 
  • DUI without a valid license or permit
  • DUI without vehicle liability insurance
  • DUI occurs when a child under the age of 16 is in the vehicle and is injured in the accident

You will be facing enhanced penalties for felony DUI convictions, and The Toney Law Firm, LLC highly recommends the use of a skilled and experienced Chicago DUI attorney to work on securing the best possible outcome in your case. If convicted of a felony DUI, your license will be revoked. If convicted of a third DUI, your license will be revoked for a minimum of 10 years.

Fighting a Felony Drunk Driving Charge

It is a harsh reality that convictions on felony DUI charges have changed the course of many lives. At times, plea bargaining and effective negotiations can be done to get your charges reduced. Complete and precise investigation may reveal errors in law enforcement procedures or in the application of DUI laws. These can sometimes be used to the advantage of the accused. It is important that work begin on your case immediately so that a successful defense can be mounted. By contacting Attorney Sarah Toney, she can begin a compelling defense on your behalf.


If you or someone you know has been charged with a felony DUI offense, it is vital that a Chicago Felony DUI Lawyer be contacted for skilled legal assistance.


 

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