Illinois DUI Defense Lawyer
Getting arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois is a very serious matter. It is even more serious if it is not your first offense. A 2nd DUI conviction can lead to real jail time, serious fines and a long license suspension depending on the circumstances of the case. If you are arrested for a second DUI, it is critically important to hire an experienced DUI defense attorney to represent you. At the Law Offices of Peter M. Tumminaro, we have decades of experience with DUI cases. We will fight to protect your rights, your freedom and your future.
Second DUI Offenses in Illinois
In Illinois, most 2nd DUI offenses are charged as misdemeanors unless someone suffers serious bodily harm, there was a child under 16 in the vehicle or there are other aggravating circumstances, in which case they are charged as felonies. Even as a misdemeanor, however, the penalties can be severe. If you are convicted, you can receive up to a year in jail, up to $2,500 in fines and lose your license for 5 years. It is against the law for a person who is charged with a second DUI to negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor.
Hiring an experienced and dedicated defense attorney is your best chance to avoid the serious repercussions of a 2nd DUI. Our firm is experienced in handling second and subsequent DUI cases. A former prosecutor, Attorney Peter M. Tumminaro understands how the other side operates. We examine every angle of a case to advocate for your rights and get you through this very difficult time. We have a long track record of successful results in DUI cases even when at first glance the case against our client seems solid.
In addition to DUI cases, we also handle other traffic violations, driver’s license reinstatement, expungement and other criminal law matters. We work with clients in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will, McHenry and Kendall Counties.
If you or a loved one is arrested for a 2nd DUI or any other criminal offense, contact us to discuss your case. Time is of the essence; so don’t wait to start your defense.