Illinois DUI and Reckless Homicide

Under Illinois law, the crime of reckless homicide is committed when a person causes another person’s death by negligently operating a car, watercraft, or other motor vehicle. While this is usually a Class 3 felony, it can be moved up to Class 2 if certain aggravating circumstances are present. For example, a drunk driver who causes the death of another person will typically be charged with a Class 2 felony.

If you have been accused of DUI and reckless homicide, you need a highly knowledgeable attorney to fight for you. The Champaign criminal attorney of Bruno Law Offices can provide the thorough assistance you need at every step of the legal process. Call our offices today at (217) 328-6000.

The Penalties of Reckless Homicide

Under the law, drunk driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or while too intoxicated to safely operate a motor vehicle. In other words, even if your breath or blood test shows a BAC of below .08, you could still potentially face legal penalties if a police officer deems you too impaired to drive.

If you are convicted of committing reckless homicide while intoxicated, you can face harsh legal consequences, including:

  • 3 to 14 years in prison
  • The loss of your driver’s license
  • Steep fines, potentially costing thousands of dollars

When faced with such serious consequences, it is common to feel overwhelmed or panicked. An experienced Orlando reckless homicide attorney can provide the complete information and support you need to focus on the next step and make sound decisions about your defense and future.

Contact Us

Bruno Law Offices are dedicated to offering reliable and effective legal defense. To schedule a consultation with one of our Champaign DUI defense lawyers, contact us at (217) 328-6000.