Nicholas J. Alvarez, Attorney at Law
Roselle DUI Attorney
As someone who was recently arrested for a DUI in Roselle, you face serious penalties.
A conviction can lead to a variety of punishments:
Illinois DUI Laws and Punishments
Under Illinois DUI law, it is illegal to give alcohol to a minor under the age of 21. If you “did shots” with a colleague or friend who was under 21, you could face a $2,500 fine and up to a year behind bars.
It is also illegal to transport open alcoholic beverages. If you do, you can face a fine of $1,000, lose points on your license or lose your driver’s license.
It is illegal to allow someone who is over the legal alcohol limit in Roselle (or elsewhere in Illinois) to drive. For instance, if you knowingly allowed your spouse to get behind the wheel while DUI, you could be fined $2,500 and sent to prison for up to a year.
You can also face criminal punishments if you refuse to take a breath, blood, or urine test. A score of 0.08% or higher on a chemical test could lead to a Roselle DUI conviction. (If you are a minor, having any amount of alcohol in your system is illegal).
For your "first refusal to submit" to a chemical test, you can get a 12-month license suspension. For subsequent refusals, you face a three-year license suspension. If you refuse a chemical test after being convicted of a prior DUI offense, a full year license suspension goes into effect.
Insight and Assistance Building Your Roselle DUI Defense
At the Law Offices of Nicholas J. Alvarez, we help Illinois DUI defendants understand their charges and develop consistent, strategic, and effective defenses. Whether you are facing a complex web of charges, including underage DUI and hit and run; or you are trying to defend against simpler DUI charges, Nicholas J. Alvarez and his team can give you powerful, sensitive guidance. Contact us now.
Get in touch with Illinois DUI attorney, Nicholas J. Alvarez, online, or call (630) 665-8978 to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Naperville, Wheaton, Roselle, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Burr Ridge, Geneva, Joliet, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Oak Park, Addison, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Barrington, Rolling Meadows, Wood Dale, Lake County and Cook County.
Contact Nicholas J. Alvarez 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.
Roselle, 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.
Roselle 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 Roselle DUI Defense Lawyer Nicholas J. Alvarez Today
Contact Nicholas J. Alvarez, attorney at law, and our lawyers for DUI defense representation in Roselle, 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.