Lake County, Illinois Felony DUI Attorney
Assisting Clients with Felony Driving Under the Influence Charges
Most DUIs are charged as misdemeanors in the State of Illinois, however felony DUIs are not uncommon. Felony DUIs can carry significant penalties depending on the circumstances of the crime and classification of the charge. If you are charged with a felony DUI, it’s important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we are skilled in handling felony DUI cases. Our Northbrook felony DUI lawyer understands the seriousness of these charges and go the extra mile to protect your rights, your freedom, and your driving privileges.
Understanding Felony DUI Classifications
In order for a DUI to be charged as a felony, one or more of the following circumstances must have also occurred:
- You did not have a valid driver’s license.
- You or your vehicle was not insured.
- You have two or more prior convictions for DUIs on your record.
- There was an accident in which someone sustained great bodily harm or died.
- There was an accident in which a minor (under 16) sustained bodily harm.
- You were operating a school bus with children on board.
- You were driving in a school zone and injuries were involved.
- You have a previous reckless homicide (or similar offense) conviction.
Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt can explain the ins and outs of the felony DUI charge against you and answer all of your questions about your case. We work closely with our clients to understand their perspectives on their situation, and we guide them through the legal process towards the best possible outcome. A former prosecutor, Mr. Gebhardt is understands how prosecutors build their cases. Our Skokie felony DUI lawyer fights to build an effective defense for his clients and pursues all opportunities for dismissals, acquittals and reduced charges. He also assists his clients in the driver’s license reinstatement process to help restore driving privileges.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a felony DUI, contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. From our Northbrook office we serve clients throughout Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties. From just a small sampling of our files, we are currently representing individuals from Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Highland Park, Glenview, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge and Rolling Meadows.