DUI Lawyers in Chicago
Fighting the Charges & Working to Reinstate Your License
Getting arrested for DUI can be a scary and humiliating experience. From the moment you see the flashing lights in your rearview mirror, until you get booked in jail, you may feel like David facing the Goliath of the criminal justice system.
Fortunately, you don’t have to fight this battle alone. At Quintana Law Group, LLC, our experienced Chicago DUI defense attorneys are prepared to be your allies and fight by your side. Our team has nearly two decades of experience helping people in your situation. As an accomplished DUI defense lawyer with many courtroom successes under his belt, Martin Quintana knows the legal system in Cook, and DuPage counties, and throughout Illinois.
Understanding the Charges Against You
Whether this is your first offense or your fifth, the consequences can be significant. A conviction for DUI will remain on your record permanently. You could also face jail time, probation, loss of your driver’s license, and installation of an ignition interlock device. If you have a prior record, you may be looking at a felony charge. For some drivers – such as commercial drivers, those under age 21, and school bus drivers – the penalties for DUI are much harsher. We believe that every case, whether a misdemeanor or felony, deserves our full attention and dedication. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to protect your rights, reputation, immigration status, driving privileges, and future.
Factors that Could Impact Your DUI Charge
For drivers under age 21, the legal limit in Illinois is .08. Yet few people realize you can still face charges if your driving was impaired, even if your blood alcohol concentration was under the legal limit. You can also face charges for driving under the influence of certain drugs. Marijuana, prescription medications (such as sleep aids, strong painkillers, and anti-anxiety medications), and even some over-the-counter medications can affect your coordination and judgment.
Helping You Build a Strategy Tailored to Your Needs
Every case has gray areas. Maybe the evidence of impairment doesn’t stand up under scrutiny. Or perhaps the police officer didn’t have sufficient legal grounds to pull you over in the first place. Whatever your situation, we can help you identify and take advantage of weaknesses in the state’s case.
In any criminal case, time is of the essence. The sooner you get legal help, the better your chances of a favorable outcome.
Contact our suspended license and DUI lawyers in Chicago today to start building a strong drunk driving defense. Your initial consultation is free.
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