DUI

Schaumburg, Illinois DUI Defense Lawyers

Schaumburg DUI lawyers

Protecting the Rights of Individuals Accused of Drunk Driving in Wheaton, Palatine, and Northern Illinois

Drunk driving is an extremely serious offense in the Chicagoland area and throughout the state of Illinois. If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you will be facing extremely serious penalties that can affect your life for years. It is important to understand that the criminal justice system is complicated and, in some ways, stacked against unrepresented defendants. For this reason, if you are facing a DUI case, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

An Illinois DUI Can Result in Serious Penalties

If you are convicted of drunk or drugged driving, you can be facing extremely serious legal consequences, including the following:

  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • The installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Jail time

In some ways, these court-imposed consequences are not even the most serious problems related to a DUI conviction. If you are convicted, your DUI is part of the public record, which means that anyone with sufficient curiosity can learn about it. For this reason, a DUI can affect your professional opportunities, keep you from getting a job or renting an apartment, and damage to your reputation within your community. As a result, it is imperative to do everything possible to avoid a DUI conviction.

Potential Defenses for DUI in Schaumburg and the Surrounding Areas

It is important to understand that a DUI arrest is not the same thing as a DUI conviction. There are often legal defenses that a skilled criminal law attorney can raise, even if you were over the legal limit. Some of these include the following:

  • Establishing that there was no legal justification for the initial traffic stop
  • Showing that the breathalyzer device was improperly calibrated
  • Introducing evidence of a medical condition that can cause unreliable high breath test results
  • Establishing that the officer that stopped you lacked the proper training to administer sobriety tests

Even if there are no defenses available, the representation of an attorney can have a substantial impact on the way your case is resolved. In some instances, your lawyer may be able to get you into a diversionary program that, if successfully completed, will result in the case against you being dropped.

Call Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law Today

You do not have to face allegations of drunk driving alone. The experienced DUI defense lawyers at Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of criminal defendants in Mount Prospect, Palatine, Wheaton, Arlington Heights, Downers Grove, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Des Plaines, Norridge, and throughout the northwestern suburbs. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 847-525-4008 or contact us online.

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