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Illinois Blood Alcohol Limit & DUI Penalties

In the state of Illinois, it is illegal to drive with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher. If you have been accused of exceeding this limit, you could be facing harsh penalties that could have long-lasting repercussions.

Some of the penalties you may be facing include:

  • Driver's license suspension
  • Expensive fines, up to $2,500
  • Jail time
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device

We Can Help You Face Drunk Driving Charges

If you are facing charges for drunk driving, you need to consult with our legal team at DeRango & Cain, LLC as soon as possible. Our firm has more than 100 years of combined legal experience in handling criminal defense cases, including those involving DUI charges. Our Rockford DUI lawyers can carefully review the details of your case in order to determine the strongest course of action available. You don't have to face this stressful situation alone.

Arrested for driving under the influence? Contact our firm for FREE case evaluation with a Rockford, Illinois DUI attorney!

Implied Consent Law in Illinois

Under Illinois implied consent law, all drivers are required to comply with a breath, blood, urine or other test if lawfully arrested for driving under the influence. If you refuse to take the test, the Secretary of State will automatically suspend your license.

Possible administrative suspension periods:

  • First Offense – 6 months for a failed test and one year for a test refusal
  • Second or Subsequent Offense – One year for a failed test or three years for a test refusal

If you are convicted of DUI under the age of 21, you are considered to be under zero-tolerance license suspension for refusing or failing a chemical test.

If your BAC level is more than .00% and below 0.08% you could face the following suspension periods:

  • First Offense – 3 months for a failed test and 6 months for a test refusal
  • Second or Subsequent Offense – One year for a failed test or two years for a test refusal

Member of the National College for DUI Defense

One of our firm's Illinois DUI attorneys, Christopher DeRango, is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. What does this mean to you? It means that when you enlist our firm's services, you will be turning to a legal team that truly knows DUI law. You can feel at ease in knowing that no rock will be left unturned in your defense. We may be able to provide that your field sobriety test results are erroneous due to faulty calibration or that you were unlawfully pulled over by law enforcement.

Can a DUI be Reduced?

Under some circumstances, it is possible for DUI charges to be reduced to a reckless driving charge, sometimes known as “wet reckless.” Some items that can be mitigating factors include if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was low, if it was your first DUI, or if you have no prior criminal record.

Contact Our Rockford DUI Attorneys for a Free Consultation

As soon as you seek our help, our team at DeRango & Cain, LLC will begin working on a customized legal strategy that reflects your specific needs. Our unwavering dedication and commitment to excellence is evident in everything we do, especially in the way we treat our clients. You and your DUI case will be treated as a priority. We proudly accept DUI cases throughout Winnebago County and the surrounding areas.

Facing DUI charges? Contact our DUI lawyer in Rockford, Illinois at (815) 216-5911 for the results-driven legal representation you need for your DUI case.

What We Offer

  • 100+ Years of Combined Experience
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