Being arrested and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois may result in loss of driving privileges. Furthermore, someone who refuses to submit to a chemical test to determine their BAC when they are suspected of driving drunk may have their license suspended for up to a year.
When someone loses their driving privileges, it can be very difficult to get back and forth to work, transport children to school, and engage in other necessary activities such as grocery shopping or keeping medical appointments. If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, it is important to work with an experienced attorney to have your drivers license reinstated as quickly as possible to get your life back on track.
Typically you and your attorney will attend a hearing to have your license reinstated. An informal hearing is often appropriate when it is a first DUI and no injuries were involved, whereas a formal hearing may be required in cases where there’s a subsequent DUI or if someone is injured. It is important to work with a knowledgeable DUI attorney to prepare a strong case for reinstatement whether it is a first time DUI or a subsequent offense in order to minimize the consequences such as fines, incarceration or the establishment of a criminal history.
Illinois DUI Lawyer
When you have been charged with a DUI in Illinois, you can rely on Lake county DUI attorney Ronald L. Bell for knowledgeable and quick help. For over 30 years, Ron has helped hundreds of clients charged with DUI in Illinois to get a reduction of the DUI penalties, their life back on track and get their Illinois driving privileges reinstated. Contact us at 847-495-6000 for help.