Illinois DUI Drugs Defense Attorney
DuPage County, IL DUI of Drugs Lawyer Offers Affordable Defense
You need to be very aware of the effects of drugs on your mental and physical capacity before you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after their use. And drugs and alcohol in combination can be particularly debilitating for drivers. Illinois has very strict laws and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) cases. The rise in serious injury and death on Illinois roadways have led to increased and aggressive prosecution, with the threat of incarceration, steep fines, and loss of driving privileges. If you are charged with DUI drugs, whether illegal or prescription, you should retain the services of a skilled DUI defense attorney right away.
Since 1991, the experienced attorneys in the law office of McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully defended DUI drug cases and a wide variety of other DUI charges, including DUI resulting in death, DUI resulting in serious bodily injury, and DUI involving commercial drivers. We are well reputed in the courtrooms of DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties for our effective representation of DUI defendants.
Defending DUI Drug Charges in Chicago
If you are driving in a manner that causes police officers to pull you over on suspicion of DUI, you likely will be asked to leave your car to perform one or more sobriety tests to check your mental and physical impairment. They may ask you also to submit to blood alcohol test (BAC) or urine testing to see if you had drugs in your system during the time you were behind the wheel. With a blood alcohol level of .08, you can be charged with DUI. You can face DUI drugs charges for having drugs in your system, such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, and any type of controlled substance. Drugs in your possession or in the vehicle could bring added charges and penalties. If you are convicted on DUI drugs you could:
- Have your driving license suspended or revoked
- Pay heavy fines
- Serve time in jail
- Jeopardize your job or diminish future employment opportunities
- Face increased insurance rates
The attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting for the rights of suspected DUI drug defendants. We have lawyers trained in sobriety testing, ready to challenge the prosecutor’s methodology and results. If you refused to take sobriety tests, we know how to mount an effective defense to lift the suspension of your license and have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. Contact us as soon as you are arrested. You can’t afford to put yourself or loved ones through the devastation of a DUI drug conviction. We have three offices in the Chicago area and represent clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties.