There Are Serious Consequences To An Aggravated DUI Conviction

Aggravated DUI (driving under the influence) is the legal term for a felony DUI in Illinois. Accusations of aggravated DUI are prosecuted vigorously. Penalties for a conviction can include substantial jail sentences, in addition to the long-term consequences that result from having a criminal record that includes a felony conviction.

Contact a felony DUI defense lawyer at Sheppard Law Firm, P.C., for a consultation and case evaluation. Call 312-443-1233 or use the online contact form.

A DUI charge becomes "aggravated" when any of the following circumstances are present:

  • It is the defendant's third DUI offense. The defendant was driving a school bus with passengers under the age of 18 on board.

  • The defendant caused an accident resulting in great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement.
  • It is the defendant's second DUI offense, and the defendant has an earlier conviction for an alcohol-related reckless homicide offense.
  • The defendant was driving in a school zone and caused an accident resulting in bodily harm to another person.
  • The defendant caused the death of another person.
  • The defendant was driving with a license that was suspended or revoked for a prior DUI conviction, summary suspension, leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury, or reckless homicide.
  • The defendant had an expired or invalid license, or was never licensed to begin with.
  • The defendant caused an accident resulting in bodily harm to a passenger under the age of 16.

A History Of Successful Representation

Sheppard Law Firm, P.C., has extensive experience in the most serious DUI offenses. We routinely make use of expert testimony to attack the results of a Breathalyzer or blood test, and use physician testimony to provide medical explanations for a client's appearance and symptoms at the time of arrest. The firm is proud to boast a winning track record for complex DUI cases.

Contact Sheppard Law Firm, P.C.

To speak with a highly experienced Chicago aggravated DUI attorney regarding the charges you or a loved one face, contact the firm for a confidential consultation. Send an email or call 312-443-1233.