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Felony DUI Defense Attorneys in Chicago

Chicago Felony DUI Defense Lawyers

Lawyers for Felony DUI Charges in Bucktown, Wicker Park, and Throughout Cook County

There is no such thing as a minor DUI charge. Driving under the influence is always serious regardless of the surrounding circumstances. Facing allegations of DUI can be frightening—even overwhelming—which is why, if you have been charged with drunk driving, you need the assistance of an experienced legal professional. At Luisi Legal Group, we are equipped to provide you with responsible, cost-effective representation in any DUI-related matter.

Felony DUI Defense in Chicago

In most cases, a first or second offense DUI charge is prosecuted as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries fairly significant potential penalties. A third DUI, however, is automatically considered aggravated DUI in Illinois and is prosecuted as a Class 2 felony. The consequences of a felony conviction are even more serious, and you will likely feel their impact for the rest of your life. Our experienced attorneys will work hard on your behalf to help you avoid a conviction and protect your future.

Felony DUI charges are not limited to repeat offenders. Even a first offense is prosecutable as a felony, depending upon the circumstances of the case. According to Illinois law, you can be charged with felony DUI for offenses including, but not limited to:

  • DUI while operating a school bus with at least one passenger under age 18;
  • DUI while driving a passenger in a vehicle-for-hire, including a taxicab, limousine, or Uber car;
  • DUI causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death;
  • DUI causing an accident resulting in any injury to a passenger under age 16;
  • Second or subsequent DUI with a passenger in the vehicle under age 16;
  • DUI without a valid drivers license;
  • DUI with a suspended license due to a previous DUI;
  • DUI without valid auto insurance; and
  • DUI in a school zone while the restricted speed limit is in effect, causing a crash that results in any injuries.

Minimum Penalties for Felony DUI in Illinois

A felony DUI charge may be a Class 4, Class 3, or Class 2 offense depending upon the nature of the case. A conviction on any such charges will carry a minimum of ten days in prison (or 480 hours of community service). Class 2 felony convictions carry up to seven years in prison and up $25,000 in fines unless the DUI caused a death or multiple deaths, in which case the maximum sentence may be up to 28 years.

At Luisi Legal Group, we understand the implications of aggravated DUI charges. However, we also realize that no case is completely hopeless. When you work with our firm, we fully investigate your situation, looking for any and all evidence that may be used in your defense. If necessary, we negotiate aggressively with prosecutors to help obtain an outcome that mitigates the impact on your life. While no two cases are exactly the same, we have handled many matters very similar to yours, and we know how to get positive results.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you or a loved one has been charged with felony DUI, there is no time to lose. Contact the office of Luisi Legal Group today to schedule your free initial consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you to discuss your case and the available options. Call 773-276-5541 and put our knowledge and skill to work for you. We proudly serve clients in Chicago, Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, and throughout the 60614 area. We also handle cases at area courthouses, including the 26th and California Courthouse, Maywood Courthouse, Bridgeview Courthouse, Markham Court, Skokie Court, and Richard J. Daley Center. Hablamos Español.

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