DUI & Driver's License Issues
Lake County DUI and License Suspension Lawyer
Illinois Lawyers for DUI and Driving Offenses
Getting charged with DUI can be an intimidating experience. Often, people accused of DUI have never before been charged with any crime. You may be unsure how to navigate the criminal justice system and what to do to protect your driver's license, which may be crucial to your ability to earn a living.
At Noonan, Perillo & Marks, Ltd., based in Lake County, we will stand by you throughout the Illinois DUI defense process, making sure you are aware of your rights and options. Our experienced trial attorneys will vigorously defend you in court if necessary. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Vigorously Defending You Against Criminal Charges
DUI (driving under the influence) is a criminal offense in Illinois and can result in jail time as well as fines and driver's license suspension. The intoxicated driver who injures another person faces harsher penalties.
Certain DUI and Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) offenses are now felonies in Illinois, and others are serious misdemeanors. If you were involved in a drunk driving accident and have been charged with DUI or DWLR, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At Noonan, Perillo & Marks, Ltd., we have defended many clients against DUI charges. If you hire us, the lawyer who conducts your initial interview will continue to represent you throughout the process, adopting a strategy based on the specific circumstances of your case.
Handling All Driver's License Suspension Issues
If you were stopped for suspected DUI and failed or refused a breath test, your driving privileges will be administratively suspended by the Secretary of State under the statutory summary suspension law. You have a right to a hearing regarding driver's license suspension, but if you don't act quickly, you may lose that right.
Your driver's license can also be suspended or revoked if you are convicted of DUI or certain other driving offenses. Recent changes to Illinois law as of 2009 have made driver's license suspension much stricter. Judicial driving permits — which formerly allowed people with suspended licenses to drive to work — have been replaced by ignition interlock devices, which require you to take a breath test before you can drive.
Our attorneys are familiar with the new law and are prepared to represent you in both criminal and administrative proceedings involving DUI and driving offenses. Contact us to discuss how we can help you defend yourself and your driver's license.