Multiple DUIs

Springfield, IL Multiple DUI Lawyer

Defending Clients Facing Drunk Driving Charges

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs is a leading cause of traffic accident fatalities across the country. As a result, drunk driving is heavily penalized from state to state. When convicted of DUI in Illinois, the penalties are harsh, even for someone who has never before been charged with DUI. The penalties for a first DUI offense in Illinois are as follows:

  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Maximum jail sentence of 1 year
  • License suspension for 1 year
  • Vehicle registration suspension
  • Ignition interlock device (IID)

Anyone convicted of DUI will also have a black mark on their criminal record that can be viewed by potential schools or employers, affecting their chances of getting into college and / or building a decent career. All of these penalties can be affected even more severely, however, when a person is charged with multiple DUI offenses.

Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders

Second DUI

  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • 5 days minimum jail or 240 hours of community service; maximum jail term of a year
  • Minimum license suspension of 5 years (if within 20 years of previous DUI)
  • Vehicle registration suspension

Third DUI

  • Class 2 felony
  • 3 - 7 years in prison
  • Maximum fine of $25,000
  • Minimum license suspension of 10 years
  • Vehicle registration suspension

Fourth DUI

  • Class 2 felony
  • 3 - 7 years in prison
  • Maximum fine of $25,000
  • Lifetime license suspension
  • Vehicle registration suspension

Fifth DUI

  • Class 1 felony
  • 4 - 15 years in prison
  • Maximum fine of $25,000
  • Lifetime license suspension
  • Vehicle registration suspension

Sixth or Subsequent DUI

  • Class X felony
  • 6 - 30 years in prison
  • Maximum fine of $25,000
  • Lifetime license suspension
  • Vehicle registration suspension

You Need a DUI Defense Attorney

If you are facing the possibility of a repeat DUI conviction in Illinois, only an experienced Springfield, IL criminal defense lawyer can ensure that you are not harshly penalized. Johnson Law Group has handled DUI cases of all kinds over the years, and we can build a strong defense to fight your DUI charges. From police misconduct to a faulty breath test, our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to obtain a reduction or dismissal of your charges.

Speak with a DUI Attorney in Springfield, IL

Johnson Law Group offers a free case evaluation for anyone in need of excellent legal advice. We will gladly sit down with you and review your legal options so that you can make an informed decision regarding your defense. Our Springfield DUI lawyers share nearly 100 years of combined experience and have a proven record of success. Read through our testimonials to see what our former clients have to say about our service before you contact us about your DUI charges.