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Pete O'Connor

Pete O'Connor, Attorney at Law

Darien DUI Attorney

As someone who was recently arrested for DUI in Darien, seeking legal counsel immediately is the best defense. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, approximately 30% of all Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related accident at some point in their lives.

In 2002, Illinois state police arrested nearly 52,000 people for DUI. That same year, nearly 46% of drivers who died in crashes tested positive for alcohol in their blood. Nearly 40% of these drivers had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit for Darien DUI (0.08%). Nearly 310,000 people in the United States get hurt in DUI accidents every year – that’s one person injured every 2 minutes.

Understanding Alcohol Impairment

Impairment works on a sliding scale. Just because you were slightly below the 0.08% cut off for DUI doesn’t mean you’re not impaired. Illinois law takes that subtlety into account. You can be arrested for DUI if your blood alcohol concentration is less than 0.08% but above 0.05%.

Practical Assistance with Your Darien DUI Defense

To develop a compelling DUI defense, you must analyze the list of possibilities:

  • Perhaps the police made errors or procedural mistakes. For instance, perhaps your arresting officer forgot to give your Miranda Warnings. Or maybe the police lacked a legal basis to pull your vehicle over for suspicion of Darien DUI.
  • Perhaps the chemical test results or field sobriety test results were flawed. DUI breath tests and DUI blood tests can be flawed. Many circumstances can throw off a breath test, for instance, including calibration errors and sample size errors. Even blowing “too hard” into a breath test machine can lead to a false DUI positive reading.
  • Other factors can influence your defense. For instance, perhaps this was your first arrest, and you didn’t injure anyone. An experienced DUI defense attorney can use this fact to help you negotiate a more lenient sentence and get your life back on track.

Call attorney Pete O'Connor today for a free Darien DUI consultation at (630) 665-8978, or connect with us online. We represent clients in Naperville, Wheaton, Warrenville, Aurora, Schaumburg, Villa Park, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Addison, South Addison, Downers Grove, Bensenville, Elmhurst, Carol Stream, Oak Brook and Cook County.

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.

Darien, Illinois 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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Darien 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 Darien DUI Defense Lawyer Pete O'Connor Today

Contact Pete O'Connor, attorney at law, and our lawyers for DUI defense representation in Darien, Illinois. We are experienced, aggressive, knowledgeable DUI attorneys who diligently work to fight and protect your rights in all DUI matters. Call (630) 665-8978 for an initial consultation.