Illinois DUI With Serious Bodily Injury Defense Attorneys
DuPage County Lawyer Offers Defense for DUI With Serious Bodily Injury Charges
Like so many states across the nation, arrests of criminal offenders driving under the influence (DUI) are escalating in Illinois. Spurred by the growing number of deaths and serious injuries from DUIs on the State’s roadways, and a loud public outcry, Illinois is one of the most aggressive states in the nation in promoting laws aimed at deterring the devastating impact of drunk driving. Prosecutors seek harsh penalties for DUI offenders. If you or someone you know is arrested for DUI resulting in serious bodily injury, you will benefit from having the experienced team of DUI defense attorney, investigators and case coordinators from the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. We have had great success in handling DUI cases and a wide range of serious traffic violations for clients throughout the Chicago area.
Facing Charges for DUI Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Wheaton, Illinois
A DUI accident with another vehicle or a pedestrian, which results in serious injury or permanent impairment, is a Class 4 felony. This criminal charge carries with it a punishment of 1-3 years in jail, fines up to $25,000, and the loss of your driving privileges for a minimum of two years. When you face a mandatory term of imprisonment or community service, suspension or reduction is off the table. If you are sentenced to probation or conditional discharge, you still have to serve a minimum 480 hours of community service or 10 days imprisonment.
Due to impaired judgment, drunk drivers often compound their charges in DUIs resulting in injury, especially when the DUI occurs when you:
- Drive without a valid registration or permit
- Drive without insurance
- Have a previous DUI conviction resulting in death or serious injury
Charges and penalties in personal injury DUIs can be escalated by:
- Felony hit and run DUI charges for failing to stop at an accident
- Felony child endangerment charges for DUI with a minor in the car
- A costly personal injury civil law suit from the injured parties
Our skilled attorneys in the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. are well reputed in the traffic courts of Illinois for aggressive advocacy and skilled defense of DUI clients involved in accidents resulting in serious bodily injury. We can help you understand the charges, penalties, and legal options in your case and mount an aggressive defense on your behalf. Our goal is to get your charges dismissed or reduced, limit your fines, retain your driving privileges, and have your record expunged or sealed whenever possible. Contact us for a free initial consultation at one of our three convenient offices. We represent clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties, and throughout the western suburbs of Chicago.