Getting arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol is serious enough but if it’s your second DUI offense the consequences are even more severe. As with every DUI case, there are two parallel concerns: (1) Your driver’s license and (2) The criminal case itself.
As a second time offender, you could be subject to a 3 year suspension of your driver’s license regardless of what happens in the criminal case. Although it may seem hard to believe, the Secretary of State will suspend your license even if the criminal case is dismissed or if you win at trial.
The criminal case itself has punishments ranging from conditional discharge, probation, and even jail. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could also be assessed a large fine in addition to community service. What’s even more damaging is the fact that your license will be revoked if you plead guilty or are found guilty at trial.
Contact former prosecutor Matt Fakhoury for a free case review. Matt Fakhoury is DUI Defense Lawyer that represents clients throughout Cook County. 847-920-4540