DuPage County Misdemeanor DUI Attorney
An arrest for DUI is very serious. If convicted, you face up to 364 days in jail, a fine of $2,500, or both. Your driver’s license will be suspended for up to 12 months, and when you begin driving again your insurance premiums will be sharply higher. However, many DUI charges can be overcome with strong and knowledgeable legal representation. If a conviction cannot be avoided, it may be possible to mitigate any resulting penalties.
Timothy J. Fiscella is a criminal defense attorney who aggressively defends people accused of misdemeanor and felony DUI. He provides tenacious representation at every stage of the legal process.
Successful DUI Defense Strategies
In some DUI cases, the police make a critical mistake which can lead to a dismissal of the charge, a not guilty verdict or reduction to a non-alcohol related charge.
Timothy J. Fiscella will closely examine the facts of your case, looking for a way to overcome the charge. These can include lack of probable cause for the police to stop you, inadmissible breath test results or other factual and legal issues.
In Illinois, many first-time DUI offenders are eligible for a court supervision outcome. With court supervision, no conviction is entered into your record. You can legally answer “no” when a job application asks if you have ever been convicted of a crime. You will not have to serve a jail sentence and it does not result in any additional suspension of your license. Instead, you will be required to undergo alcohol evaluation and attend alcohol education classes. You may also have to perform community service.
Timothy J. Fiscella has helped a number of clients obtain court supervision and understands how to work with the prosecutor and court in these matters. If this is your best option, he can seek court supervision for you.
Some basic information about the consequences of a DUI charge can be found on the DUI FAQ page. You probably have questions about your situation. In a free consultation, Timothy J. Fiscella can answer these and discuss possible defense strategies with you.
A DUI arrest will cause your license to be suspended for a minimum of 6 to 12 months. However, that suspension can usually be challenged with a motion called a “Petition to Rescind Summary Suspension.” Timothy J. Fiscella can represent you in this action as well as on the criminal side of your case.