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Itasca Law Firm for First-Time DUI Offenders

Rosemont First Time DUI Defense Lawyer

Drunk Driving Attorneys for Clients Accused of DUI in DuPage County

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you might feel lost, confused, overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do next. Fortunately, you do not have to fight DUI charges alone. The DUI defense attorneys at Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. have nearly 20 years of experience helping first-time DUI offenders avoid jail time and get their lives back on track after a DUI arrest.

Criminal Penalties for a First-Time DUI Conviction in Illinois

The state of Illinois takes drunk driving very seriously. Prosecutors often pursue the maximum penalties for DUI offenders, even when drug and alcohol treatment or other diversionary programs would better serve the client. When a person is arrested for driving under the influence, they face a statutory driver's license suspension in addition to criminal charges. If you were arrested for DUI after failing a breathalyzer or field sobriety test, your driver's license will be suspended for six months. The driver's license suspension period is one year if you refused to take a chemical blood alcohol level test or submit to a field sobriety test.

A first DUI conviction is usually a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois and is punishable by up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, and community service. In many circumstances, the experienced team at Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. is able to help clients accused of driving under the influence for the first time avoid incarceration completely.

Bloomingdale Lawyers Helping Clients Avoid Jail 

Simply put, we all make mistakes in life. Many first-time DUI offenders are people who simply misjudged how intoxicated they were or otherwise made a bad decision. Other times, faulty BAC tests or improper police procedures lead to a DUI arrest even if the client was not guilty of driving under the influence.

Attorney Ana M. Mencini and her team believe that people like this deserve a second chance. We work closely with our clients to help them understand their legal options following a DUI arrest and choose the course of action with the greatest chance of a favorable outcome. Whenever possible, we will fight to get DUI charges reduced or dismissed entirely. We can also help clients regain their ability to legally drive through a monitoring device driving permit or via other programs. When you choose Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. to represent you, you can rest assured that your freedom is our foremost priority.

If you or someone you care about has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, contact a qualified DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Do not allow police to question you without an attorney present. Criminal defendants have certain rights, such as the right to remain silent and to avoid self-incrimination, which may be compromised if an attorney is not present during questioning. Until you have retained an attorney, remain silent. You could accidentally make incriminating statements to police which could later be used against you in court.

Call us to Schedule a Free, Confidential Consultation

A DUI arrest does not have to ruin your life. For dependable legal guidance following a DUI arrest, contact a knowledgeable DUI defense lawyer from Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. Call us at 630-875-1700 today to schedule a cost-free, confidential consultation and case review with our highly skilled team of legal professionals. Our firm serves DUI defense clients in the DuPage County area including Itasca, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Wood Dale, Addison, Schaumburg, Cook County, and the surrounding region.

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