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Gurnee Multiple DUI Lawyer

What Happens If You Get Multiple DUIs?

Even a single arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) can have a serious effect on many parts of your life. When you already have a DUI on your record, and you are arrested again on suspicion of a repeat offense, the situation is even more serious. You may be in grave legal jeopardy, facing significant jail time in addition to a loss of your driving privileges. In Illinois, a second DUI can be charged as a misdemeanor, while a third or subsequent DUI offense is automatically treated as a felony. The best thing you can do to protect yourself when you have been charged with a second or subsequent DUI is to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney who can begin building your best possible defense right away.

Brady Cole Trial Lawyers is experienced in defending those who have been charged with multiple DUIs. We have successfully had many clients' charges reduced or dismissed, and have secured many "not guilty" verdicts after trials. Our goal is to achieve the best resolution possible in your case. We fight back against the use of flawed evidence, such as that stemming from improper field sobriety tests. Our attorneys are well-versed and well-practiced in a number of DUI defense strategies.

Gurnee Multiple DUI Attorney

Lake County Lawyer for Second DUIs

If this is your second DUI, you most likely have the benefit of being charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony. However, that does not mean that your repeat DUI charge is not serious. Repeat offenders do not enjoy many of the types of understanding and leniency that first-time defendants may benefit from. You are more likely to be sentenced to jail time, as the court is likely to think that you have failed to learn from a previous mistake.

If you are convicted of a second DUI, you run the risk of being charged with a felony should a third incident occur. We will strive to help you avoid a conviction to minimize your risk.

Felony DUI Attorney Serving the Waukegan Area

If this is your third or subsequent DUI arrest, you are most likely facing felony charges. A felony conviction carries more than a year of incarceration, and you are more likely to serve time in a state prison than in the county or city jail where you may have been held following your arrest.

Courts are rarely understanding of repeat offenses. You may not be considered a candidate for probation over prison. The situation is grave, so it is important to present the best defense possible. We will work tirelessly to develop the strongest defense available to you.

DUI Defense Strategies We Use

Many of the defenses used in first-time DUI cases are still available to you. Common defense strategies we use include:

  • Excluding flawed chemical testing - A chemical test, like a breathalyzer or blood test, is only reliable if it was properly administered.
  • Challenging field sobriety tests - A number of factors can skew the results of field sobriety testing. Environmental factors like high winds or medical concerns like vertigo can make you appear more intoxicated than you were, rendering these tests unfair and inaccurate.
  • Questioning the legality of the stop - If the traffic stop that led to your arrest was unconstitutional, your case is likely to be dismissed.

These are only a few examples of the types of defenses we often raise on behalf of clients charged with multiple DUIs. Our goal is to identify the strongest possible defense with the highest chances of success.

Contact a Waukegan Multiple DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with a repeat DUI, Brady Cole Trial Lawyers can help. We are skilled in a number of DUI defense strategies that could lead to your case being dismissed, your charges being reduced, or an acquittal at trial. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 847-752-9639.

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