DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving
DUI Defense Lawyer Aurora, Illinois
If you are looking for skilled DUI defense attorneys, attorney Don Zuelke has been defending people against driving under the influence of alcohol or driving under the influence of drugs charges for many years. He is aware of the frequent changes in Illinois DUI law, and will use his knowledge to provide an effective, vigorous defense against DWI / DUI charges. If you have been arrested for DWI / DUI, contact a skilled DUI defense attorney at the Zuelke Law Offices.
Consequences of a DUI / DWI Conviction
An Illinois conviction for DUI carries significant penalties. The penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can include driver’s revocation or license suspension, jail time, fines, and other penalties. Moreover, the state legislature continues to increase the penalties and other consequences for DUI. New laws that take effect in 2006 expand the number of DUI / DWI charges that can be charged as felonies. It is important to have a defense attorney who knows the ever-changing Illinois laws against drunk driving. It is important to have a skilled DUI defense attorney represent you if facing a DUI charge.
Benefits of an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney
A knowledgeable DUI defense lawyer can work with you to defend against unfair charges and can work to help you get acquitted if the evidence is not sufficient to convict. A competent defense attorney can help you file a petition for license reinstatement, or to rescind a statutory summary suspension. He or she can evaluate the report of the arresting officer to ensure that the arrest was properly conducted and that your Constitutional rights were not violated during the arrest process. An attorney can help explain the process of applying for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) or hardship license through the Secretary of State’s Office, and can otherwise work to try to mitigate the consequences of a drunken driving charge.
Other Traffic Offenses
In addition to defending clients against DWI / DUI charges, our skilled defense lawyers represent people charged with other traffic violations. We defend people against all petty misdemeanor and felony traffic crimes. Many traffic offenses can result in the suspension of one's driver's license upon conviction. If you have been charged with driving while your license is suspended or revoked as a result of a DUI charge, you may be facing mandatory jail time or even a felony charge. Other traffic charges that can result in felony charges under some circumstances are fleeing and eluding, (failure to stop for a police officer) reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Anyone charged with a misdemeanor or felony traffic offense should be represented by an attorney to ensure that his or her rights are fully protected. Even one who is charged with a petty traffic offense should consider talking to a lawyer, especially if the person has had a ticket within the previous year or has a bad driving record.
Contact attorney Don Zuelke if you need legal representation for any traffic crimes such as drunk driving, speeding tickets, or driving with a suspended license or a revoked license.