Michelle Edens

What You Need to Know About Aggravated and Felony DUI Charges

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 or drugs, 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.

Factors that Can Change a Misdemeanor DUI into a Felony DUI

  • driving on an expired license
  • driving without ever having a valid license
  • driving on a suspended license (for any reason)
  • driving with expired insurance or no insurance at all
  • causing any kind of bodily harm to a passenger under 16
  • causing great bodily harm to another
  • causing permanent disability or disfigurement to another
  • causing death to another
  • driving a school bus with a passenger under 18
  • driving in a school zone and causing bodily harm to another
  • having 2 or more prior DUIs
  • having a prior Reckless Homicide

Contact Michelle Edens 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.

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