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Pete O'Connor, Experienced Attorney at Law

Naperville DUI Lawyer

Pete O'Connor

The attorneys at the law office of Pete O'Connor work to provide strong DUI defense representation to clients in Naperville, Illinois. If you were pulled over for a DUI, you will need to contact the most experienced Naperville DUI attorney who can help prevent you from going to jail. Avoiding a DUI conviction is very important, as it is a crime that cannot be expunged.

Contact Pete O'Connor, attorney at law, if you or someone you know has been charged and arrested for DUI in Naperville. Call (630) 665-8978 for an initial consultation.

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a risk that you must not take lightly. When you are suspected of driving under the influence, the police may pull you over and ask you to take a field sobriety test. If you fail the field sobriety test, you will be taken down to the police station to submit to chemical testing. Before you make a decision or submit to any type of field sobriety tests or chemical tests, call (630) 665-8978 to discuss your legal rights with a DUI lawyer.

Pete O'Connor is an experienced and knowledgeable Naperville DUI attorney. He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. He offers the most up-to-date information on DUI laws in Illinois and offers clients maximum representation. He will listen to your legal concerns and provide you with information on BAIID (Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlocking Devices), SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), as well as other options to beat your DUI charges and avoid DUI conviction.

Contact Pete O'Connor for Illinois DUI Defense Representation

Our law firm will work to keep you from going to jail for DUI. If you were suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol in Aurora, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Downers Grove, DuPage County, Lombard, or Carol Stream, contact us today for an immediate legal consultation. Call (630) 665-8978.

What Happens When You Are Caught Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol? Contact a Naperville, Illinois DUI Attorney for Legal Help

If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 or higher and you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the police will ask you to submit to a field sobriety test. They will also request your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance card. You do not have to submit to any field sobriety or chemical testing. However, refusing to test for DUI means your license will automatically be suspended. Our law firm can represent you at administrative hearings for license suspension.

What You Need to Know About Aggravated and Felony DUI Charges in Naperville, IL

The first time you are pulled over for a DUI and charged as a first time offender may be considered a misdemeanor. Normally, the charges are minimal and can easily be dismissed. However, the moment you commit a felony offense or any other type of crime in addition to driving under the influence of alcohol, you risk going to prison for more than a year if you are convicted of aggravated DUI. In short, aggravated DUI is the same as felony DUI.

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Automatic Suspension of Driving Privileges in Naperville, IL

At the law office of Pete O'Connor in DuPage County, we know what is important to people who have been charged and arrested for DUI: avoiding a conviction and maintaining personal rights. That is why we do everything in our power to ensure our clients retain their driving privileges and lessen any penalties and fees they may have received for driving under the influence (DUI).

The day you are arrested for DUI is the day when your license and vehicle registration goes into automatic suspension. This is what is known as a statutory summary suspension. Our law office can represent clients for all statutory summary suspension hearings in DuPage County, including those who have been arrested for DUI in Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Wheaton, Lombard, and Carol Stream. A statutory summary suspension, in most cases, is the result of failing a field sobriety test, failing a chemical test, or refusing to submit to any type of DUI testing.

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Naperville, Illinois DUI Field Sobriety Testing

Field sobriety testing usually involves simple physical and cognitive testing to determine whether or not you have been driving under the influence of alcohol. The tests are designed by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and are meant to be accurate. However, our law firm understands that standardized field sobriety tests are not always an accurate assessment of one’s ability to drive. If you have been suspected of drinking and driving while under the influence of alcohol, hire an experienced DUI defense attorney immediately.

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First DUI Offense: Naperville DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer

The first DUI offense is considered a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois. When you are charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs as a first time offender, you may be required to have court supervision. If you are convicted, then you will most likely spend 365 days in jail (one year) and pay $2,500 in fines. Additional court costs and statutory fees may also apply.

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Second Naperville DUI Offense

The second DUI offense in Illinois is considered a misdemeanor, provided there was no bodily harm caused in a car accident resulting from DUI. Once a person is arrested for the second DUI offense, their license will be suspended. A person has 46 days from the arrest to request a court hearing to stop license suspension. If your license is suspended for a second DUI, it will remain suspended for one year. Even though your driving privileges may be suspended, you may have the opportunity to apply for a restricted driving permit. Contact us to discuss your legal options.

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Multiple DUIs in Naperville, IL

A third DUI offense, or more, is considered a felony. The penalties for multiple DUI charges can range from a minimum of 12 months to 3 years in jail. Repeat DUI offenders will serve mandatory jail time if convicted. That is why it’s imperative to hire a strong DUI defense lawyer. Someone who can represent you to the fullest extent of the law may be able to help you avoid a conviction for multiple DUIs.

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Naperville Reckless Driving DUI Defense

If you were pulled over and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, there may be a chance for you to reduce the charges to reckless driving. The reason why it is so important to have DUI charges dismissed or reduced is because a DUI conviction is not expungable by Illinois law.

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Contact Pete O'Connor for Illinois DUI Defense Representation

Our law firm will work to keep you from going to jail for DUI. If you were suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol in Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lombard, and Carol Stream, contact us today for an immediate legal consultation. Call (630) 665-8978.