A DUI Doesn’t Have To Slow You Down
Getting pulled over and arrested for a DUI is a classic example of a simple mistake that can change your life. But it doesn’t have to.
With the right help, a DUI charge doesn’t have to affect your future. You can leave these charges behind you.
What Are The Consequences?
While a DUI might seem like a relatively simple or harmless criminal charge to some, many don’t understand the consequences of being convicted. A DUI charge can lead to one, if not more of the following in Illinois and McLean County:
- License suspension from three months all the way up to 10 years.
- Mandatory alcohol education or treatment.
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
- Up to a year in jail, or longer if this is a second or subsequent offense.
- Up to a $2,500 fine, or more if this is a second or subsequent offense.
- Loss of opportunities for students, including loss of scholarships and access to student aid, loans and grants.
I can help you fully understand what you’re up against. Schedule a consultation with me and I can tell you just what to expect. I can also help you craft a defense that can help you avoid some or even all of the above consequences.
Do I Need An Attorney?
A criminal charge of any kind can follow you around for the rest of your life. Even a seemingly minor charge like a DUI can have a lasting effect on you, from limiting job prospects, to affecting your insurance rates.
In all cases, when facing a criminal charge, you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney. An attorney like me can help you mitigate or even avoid charges. In some cases, I may be able to prevent your case from going to trial.
I spent the first three years of my criminal defense career in the traffic courtrooms of McLean County Illinois and I have a comprehensive understanding of how these systems work. I can help keep your future bright and protect your license and your livelihood.
Let’s Talk About Protecting Your Future
If you’ve been pulled over and arrested for a DUI, get in touch with me as soon as possible. I can evaluate your situation and help you determine your next steps. Call the Law Offices of Bryan J McIntyre at 309-807-9837 to set up a consultation or use my online contact form for easy communication.