What You Need to Know About DUI Charges - Chicago DUI Lawyer

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner – and on New Year’s Day, we get a lot of calls from people with DUI charges from Chicago PD.

If you’re charged with DUI, you may discover that the best thing you can do is talk to a DUI defense attorney. Your lawyer can answer your questions and help preserve your rights moving forward in your case so you get the best possible outcome.

DUI Charges: What You Need to Know

While every person is different, and your weight and other factors affect how much alcohol your body absorbs, these charts show you what your blood alcohol level will most likely be after one hour of drinking:

Number of Drinks BAC for Men (180 pounds) BAC for Women (140 pounds)
1 0.02 0.03
2 0.04 0.07
3 0.06 0.10
4 0.08 0.13


The legal limit in Illinois is 0.08, which means the level of alcohol in your blood can’t be higher than that or you’ll risk getting a DUI. There’s a catch, though – the law allows a court to convict you of DUI if your BAC was even lower. In fact, if your BAC is as low as 0.05, the court can convict you if additional evidence shows that you were impaired.

What if You’re Accused of DUI?

If you’re accused of drinking and driving, don’t answer any questions the police ask you. Instead, politely let investigators know that you’d like to speak to your attorney.

Your lawyer will give you case-specific advice that helps you get the best possible outcome. He’ll most likely ask you about the circumstances that led up to your arrest, as well as what happened during and after your arrest.

Note: If you’re searching for information on DUI charges because your loved one is in jail, please call us. He or she is entitled to an attorney’s representation, and we can go to the jail to be present with your loved one during questioning and to learn more about how to build the best possible defense.

Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About DUI Charges?

If you need to talk to a DUI lawyer in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows, call us right now at 847-920-4540. Don’t wait – every second counts when it comes to defending your best interests in court. Get your free consultation now.