Pete O'Connor, Attorney at Law
Oak Brook DUI Attorney
DUI attorney Pete O'Connor takes on clients in Oak Brook, Illinois who have been charged with drunk driving. If you wined and dined in Oak Brook’s best bars and restaurants, and were pulled over and arrested on the way home, Pete O'Connor can help.
Pete O'Connor is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association. He is an experienced DUI defense lawyer who works with his clients to come out on top and beat tough Illinois DUI laws. His criminal attorney experience can help you if you have been charged with your first time offense or multiple DUIs.
Contact Oak Brook DUI lawyer Pete O'Connor for help with your drunk driving charges in Illinois. Dial (630) 665-8978 to learn about your rights in a driving under the influence case.
What Happens When You Are Caught Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol? Contact an Oak Brook, Illinois DUI Attorney for Legal Help
Being charged and arrested for DUI in Oak Brook can be a serious matter. If you were suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, chances are you submitted to a field sobriety test. Failure of the field sobriety test often leads to chemical testing, which closely examines your blood, breath, and urine for alcohol. Our law firm understands that in the process of testing your blood alcohol content (BAC) levels, your rights may have been violated. That is why it is important to hire an attorney the moment you are charged with DUI.
We know the Illinois DUI laws and how to protect your rights.
What You Need to Know About Aggravated and Felony DUI Charges in Oak Brook, 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.
Automatic Suspension of Driving Privileges in Oak Brook, 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. 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.
Oak Brook, 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.
First DUI Offense: Oak Brook 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.
Second DUI Offense in Oak Brook, IL
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.
Oak Brook 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.
Contact Oak Brook DUI Defense Lawyer Pete O'Connor Today
Contact Pete O'Connor, attorney at law, and our lawyers for DUI defense representation in Oak Brook, 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.