DuPage County DUI Attorney - Theodore Gailan

Illinois State Police Adult DUI Facts

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What are DUI Conviction Penalties for Adults in Illinois?

    First DUI Conviction

  • Minimum of 1-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to 1 year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.

    Second DUI Conviction

  • Minimum of 5-year loss of full driving privileges for a second conviction within a 20-year period.
  • Mandatory 5 days imprisonment or 240 hours of community service.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to 1 year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.

    Third DUI Conviction

  • Minimum of 10-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Mandatory 18-30 month periodic imprisonment.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to 7 years.
  • Maximum fine of $25,000.

   Aggravated DUI Conviction - Class 4 felony
     (following a crash resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement).

  • Minimum of 1-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Mandatory 10 days imprisonment or 480 hours of community service.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to 12 years.
  • Maximum fine of $25,000.


What are other Adults Alcohol Offense Penalties in Illinois?

    Providing Alcohol to a Person Under Age 21

  • Possible imprisonment for up to 1 year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.

    Illegal Transportation of an Alcoholic Beverage

  • Maximum fine of $1,000.
  • Point-assigned violation will be entered on drivers record.
  • Drivers license suspension for a second conviction in a 12-month period.

    Knowingly Permitting a Driver Under the Influence to Operate a Vehicle

  • Maximum fine of $1,000.
  • Point-assigned violation will be entered on drivers record.
  • Drivers license suspension for a second conviction in a 12-month period.

What is Summary Suspension for Adults in Illinois? 

    First Offense

  • A chemical test indicating a BAC of .08 or greater results in a mandatory 6-month drivers license suspension.
  • Refusal to submit to a chemical test(s) results in a 12-month license suspension.

    Subsequent Offenses

  • A chemical test indicating a BAC of .08 or greater results in a mandatory 1-year drivers license suspension.
  • Refusal to submit to a chemical test(s) results in a 3 year license suspension.

 

People often ask me various other questions about D.U.I. law, which is extensive.  Although, the main fact you need to know is, if you are convicted of a D.U.I., your driver's license will be revoked. 

However, if you are a first time offender, you may receive supervision, which will not revoke your driver's license.  While you are on supervision, you will have to take alcohol/drug classes, attend a one night victim impact panel and pay fines and court costs, but your license will not be revoked. You can only receive supervision one time in your lifetime. A D.U.I. supervision or revocation is not expungable.  It will stay on your record for life.  You can thank the legislature for that.

If you have any questions or are looking for an attorney as experienced as I am, please, call 630-467-0400 or email me at ted@tedgailan.com.  I have successfully represented lawyers, priests, and judges.  I am always here to serve you and to try my best to reach a verdict of not guilty. 


Theodore Gailan, DuPage & Cook County DUI Attorney
630.467.0400 •  ted@tedgailan.com