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First DUI Offense – DuPage County 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 $2500 in fines. Additional court costs and statutory fees may also apply.

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The first DUI arrest can be confusing. Know your rights by hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney who can strongly represent you in DuPage County.

2013 Illinois DUI Sentencing Guide

First Offense

  • Class A Misdemeanor
  • Court Supervision up to 2 years
  • DUI Alcohol or Drug Counseling based upon a DUI evaluation
  • DUI Tech Fee $750.00 (P.A. Act 96-1342 eff. 1-1-11)
  • $50.00 Roadside Memorial Fund Fee (730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.17)
  • Fines of $0-$2,500.00
  • BAC > .16 or greater
    • Mandatory 100 hours community service
    • Mandatory Minimum fine of $500.00
  • Passenger
    • Subject to 6 months jail or 25 days community service in a program benefitting children
    • Subject to mandatory minimum $1000 fine and 25 days community service in a program benefitting children
    • Up to maximum fine of $2,500.00
    • If Bodily Harm to Passenger under 16,
      • Class 4 felony, min $2,500.00 to max $25,000.00 plus 25 days community service in a program benefitting children and
      • Mandatory minimum 10 days jail or 480 hours community service [11-501(d)(3)]
  • If suspended, revoked, or no license or no insurance, then
    • Class 4 felony 1-3 years imprisonment or
    • Probation up to 30 months and
    • Mandatory minimum 10 days jail or 480 hours community service [11-501(d)(3)]
  • If driving School Bus with pass
  • If driving in a school zone with limit of 20 mph in effect and accident with bodily harm other than great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement
    • Class 4 felony 1-3 years imprisonment or
    • Probation up to 30 months and
    • Mandatory minimum 10 days jail or 480 hours community service [11-501(d)(3)]
  • If prior Reckless Homicide
    • Class 3 felony non-probationable 2-5 years imprisonment
  • If Great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement
    • Class 4 felony 1-12 years imprisonment or
    • Probation up to 30 months and
    • Mandatory minimum 10 days jail or 480 hours community service [11-501(d)(3)] and
    • Minimum fine $2,500.00
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