If you’re charged with aggravated DUI in Chicago, Rolling Meadows or Skokie – or anywhere else in Illinois, for that matter – you may want to talk to a DUI lawyer immediately.
Here’s what you need to know about aggravated DUI.
What is Aggravated DUI?
Any offense related to driving under the influence, or DUI, that results in felony charges is considered aggravated DUI. In aggravated DUI cases, you can’t get around the minimum mandatory term of imprisonment – so, for example, if there’s a mandatory sentence of at least 3 years in prison, you can’t get less.
Aggravated DUI includes these offenses:
- A third or subsequent DUI
- DUI that you commit while you’re driving a school bus that has at least one person under the age of 18 on board
- A DUI you commit while you’re driving a “vehicle-for-hire,” like a limo, a bus or taxi
- A DUI that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement to another person
- A second or subsequent DUI you commit while transporting a child under the age of 16
- A DUI in which you were transporting a child under the age of 16 that resulted in a crash and bodily harm to the child
- A DUI you commit when you didn’t have a driver’s license, permit, or insurance
- A DUI you commit after a previous conviction for reckless homicide while DUI
- DUI in a school zone that results in a crash involving bodily harm, when the restricted speed limit is in effect
- DUI you commit when your license is revoked or suspended for DUI, reckless homicide or leaving the scene of a personal injury or death case
- DUI resulting in someone else’s death
What if You’re Accused of Aggravated DUI?
If you’re accused of aggravated DUI, you’re entitled to speak to an attorney.
Call us immediately at 847-920-4540 for a free case review. We can help ensure police don’t violate your rights – and we can help you get the best possible outcome for your case if we work together.