Decatur DUI Defense Attorney
People of all ages, professions and income levels are charged with driving under the influence (DUI), also known as driving while intoxicated (DWI) in some states. In Illinois, the police take these offenses very seriously and do not hesitate to make DUI arrests. And Illinois has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. At the law firm of Paul G. Chiligiris, Attorney at Law, we know that you are not a bad person if you are dealing with a DUI charge, and we want to help you.
A DUI on your criminal record can affect your job prospects, your housing options and many other areas of your life. With Paul Chiligiris on your side, you will have an experienced and capable attorney fighting for the best possible outcome.
Act Quickly To Keep Your Driver’s License
After you’ve been arrested on suspicion of DUI/DWI, you must act quickly to protect your driving privileges. If you agreed to take a Breathalyzer and the results showed that you were over the legal limit, if you are a first offender your driver’s license will automatically be suspended for six months (statutory summary suspension), unless you take action. If you did not blow, the statutory summary suspension is one year.
Contact our law firm to learn about your options. If this is the first time you have been charged with DUI, you may be able to keep your license by participating in a class and court supervision program, which will keep the charge off of your record. Or you may be able to get an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle that monitors your blood alcohol content.
We can also help you fight a DUI conviction. Criminal law attorney Paul Chiligiris will analyze the details of your arrest and determine if the traffic stop and breath test were performed properly. You may be able to have your charges dropped or penalties reduced if procedural errors occurred.