Champaign Felony DUI Lawyers
In most cases, driving under the influence (DUI) is considered to be a misdemeanor offense. However, under certain circumstances, DUI offenders may be charged with a felony. If convicted, these individuals face much more serious penalties, including increased jail time and much higher fines.
The Champaign felony DUI lawyers of Bruno Law Offices have the experience necessary to effectively defend you. Contact us by calling (217) 328-6000 to learn more about how we can protect you in court.
Third DUI Conviction
If you receive three or more DUI convictions in Illinois, you will receive a Category 4 felony. The punishment for this crime includes the following measures:
- 6 year driver’s license suspension
- Imprisonment for up to 6 years
- Fine of up to $10,000
These penalties are much more significant than those for first and second time offenders, who face fines of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to one year.
Aggravated DUI is considered to be a felony in the state of Illinois. This crime is committed when offenders do one of the following:
- Receive a third DUI conviction
- Are involved in a DUI accident that results in the death of or significant injury to another person
- Commit DUI while driving a school bus with children on-board
- Receive a DUI after a previous, aggravated DUI charge that caused a death
If your aggravated DUI involved injury to another person, then you may face imprisonment for up to 12 years. If it involved the death of another person, then you will face a Class 2 felony charge and imprisonment for up to 14 years.
If you have been charged with a felony DUI, then you will need the help of a skilled and experienced DUI defense attorney to protect you in court. Contact the Champaign-Urbana felony DUI defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.