Lake County Illinois Multiple DUI Defense Attorney
Defending Clients Against Second, Third or More Driving Under the Influence Charges
First offense DUIs without aggravating factors are typically charged as misdemeanors in the State of Illinois. Second offense DUIs, while also typically misdemeanors, may result in mandatory jail time. Consequences increase greatly with each subsequent DUI offense. If you have two or more previous convictions for a DUI and you are charged with another DUI, it will be considered a felony DUI (usually a Class 2 felony).
Felony DUIs are taken very seriously in Illinois, and can result in very harsh penalties. It is important to hire a Northbrook DUI attorney who is experienced in handling multiple DUI cases to represent you. At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we are experienced in handling all types of DUI charges. We know how to effectively advocated on behalf of our clients and ensure our clients rights and interests are protected at every step of the legal process.
Defending Against Multiple DUI Charges
Multiple DUI charges are harder to defend than first offense charges because your past DUI convictions will predispose a judge and jury to believe that you were driving under the influence again. Likewise, sentences for these charges are often much more severe. A former prosecutor, Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt, is familiar with how prosecutors handle these types of cases. A skilled litigator and negotiator, he knows how to advocate for his clients in these very challenging cases.
Wherever possible, we seek to have the evidence against our clients excluded and have charges dropped or dismissed. When the circumstances warrant a negotiation for reduced charges, we know how to obtain the best possible deal for our clients. If no satisfactory deal can be made and our client wishes to go to trial, we are always prepared to mount the best possible defense and argue for an acquittal. No matter what, we make sure our clients are fully informed throughout the legal process and help them make sound decisions along the way.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a multiple DUI, contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. From our Northbrook office our DUI attorney serves 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, Park Ridge and Rolling Meadows.