Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Saturday, July 30, 2016

What Are the Consequences for DUI in Skokie?

If a judge convicts you of driving under the influence of alcohol in Skokie, you’ll end up paying steep fines and, in some cases, spending time behind bars. For most people, it’s best to talk to a Skokie DUI lawyer who will evaluate your case and can determine whether evidence was illegally collected, whether police made errors, or whether your rights were violated during the process.

Your Skokie DUI defense attorney will also figure out whether blood or breath tests may have been inaccurate and find out if any administrative errors have been made.

What Happens During a DUI Stop in Skokie?

If police stop you because they suspect that you’ve been drinking and driving on Skokie’s streets, they’ll be looking for signs of intoxication or indications that you’re using illegal drugs.

In many cases, they’ll try to pressure you into participating in a field sobriety test. If you refuse, police may arrest you and bring you to the police station.

Typically, once you’re at the police station, you’ll be questioned and told to comply with a blood test that analyzes how much alcohol is in your system.

What Will Your Skokie DUI Lawyer Do for You?

Whether you’re innocent or guilty—or if you’re somewhere in-between—it’s a good idea to get in touch with a Skokie DUI defense lawyer as soon as you possibly can.

Your attorney will help preserve your rights (many people aren’t aware of their rights, so it’s always a good idea to have someone knowledgeable in your corner) and ensure that you’re fairly represented in court.

You don’t have to fight this battle alone.

Call us at 847-920-4540 for your free DUI defense case evaluation. We can help you through this difficult process, and we’ll build a common-sense strategy to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. 


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