Practice Areas ➤ D.U.I.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a dangerous, reckless act. That is why police departments in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois make an effort to arrest as many intoxicated motorists as possible each year.
The problem is that many DUI arrests are made after unlawful traffic stops, or charges are filed against a person based on inaccurate evidence. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Joshua Kutnick have years of experience in handling DUI cases, and can fight so you do not lose your driving privileges, or help make your DUI get dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge.
In Illinois, every DUI offense has two separate, but important, component: the criminal and the administrative. The criminal component involves fines, community service and imprisonment. The administrative involves the suspension of your driving privileges. At the Law Offices of Joshua Kutnick, our firm can help you with both the criminal and administrative aspects of your DUI case. These include:
Secretary of State Hearings
If you were arrested for driving under the influence, you can request a secretary of state hearing. This is an administrative license hearing that will decide whether or not your license will be suspended.
Statutory Summary Suspension
If you were arrested for DUI, then you are at risk of a statutory summary suspension. For your first DUI, you could face six months of suspension. The second offense you could face up to five years of suspension.
After a DUI arrest, you will have to request an administrative hearing to either a) get your driving privileges restored, or b) petition for a Restricted Driving Permit. After that hearing, you will still have to defend yourself against the criminal aspect of the DUI arrest, something we can help with.
Our firm has extensive experience handling:
Breath & Blood Tests
The results from a breath or blood test can be what stands between you and your freedom. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was greater than .08 percent, you are still innocent until proven guilty. Breath and blood tests are often inaccurate.
Drunk driving that involves serious bodily injury, death or having multiple DUI convictions can warrant a felony DUI charge. Learn more about aggravated drunk driving charges by calling our firm.
Field Sobriety Tests
If you are stopped at a sobriety checkpoint or a law enforcement official stops your vehicle and they suspect that you have been drinking and driving, one of the first things they may ask you to do is step out of the vehicle and perform a standardized field sobriety test.
If this is your first DUI arrest, you may be unsure of what to do. Learn the basics about first drunk driving offenses and how they are handled in Chicago, Illinois.
Multiple DUI Offenses
Second or subsequent DUI offenses are dealt with more seriously, and can even be considered felonies. Learn about aggravated DUIs and how a defense attorney could fight to restore your license and reduce your charges.
Any individual under the age of 21 who is pulled over and has a BAC of at least .01 can be arrested for DUI. Illinois has a zero-tolerance policy for those under 21 who drink and drive.
Any DUI arrest is a serious charge with serious consequences, and the longer you wait to hire a lawyer, the more difficult it will be to protect your rights and fight your case. Consult with Joshua Kutnick as soon as possible to begin defending yourself against these serious accusations. We have represented countless DUI cases over the years with very successful results. Contact us today at 312-441-0211 and schedule a consultation. Let us protect you and your rights.