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Driving a vehicle is a big responsibility, and the law tends to view it as such. That means that when someone is caught significantly breaking the rules of the road, they could face serious consequences depending upon the type and severity of the traffic offense they committed. This is perhaps especially true when it comes to DUI charges, where those convicted could face hefty consequences including the loss of their license (temporarily or permanently), expensive fines, and jail time. If you are facing charges for driving under the influence, you need to reach out to an experienced DUI attorney.
The Law Firm of Dan Florey is happy to offer all of his clients the attention to detail and expertise that his over 20 years of experience has granted him. When you opt for Daniel J. Florey, you’re making the decision to invest in a DUI lawyer who understands the ins and outs of the legal system and will use all of that knowledge to ensure you receive the best outcome possible in your case. It is important to seek professional advice! Some individuals write off DUIs as being something other than incredibly serious, but this is a mistake. If you are convicted, your life could change dramatically.
DUI License Revocation and Suspension
You might think that license revocation and suspension is relatively rare, but the truth is that even first-time offenders could find themselves fighting for their right to drive. This is especially true if the traffic offense in question was something particularly harmful to other individuals. Hitting someone with your vehicle is more likely to carry stringent sentences than driving a few miles over the speed limit, for example, and could easily result in serious consequences.
With that said, you might be wondering exactly what happens when your license is suspended or revoked. If this is your first DUI offense, you must apply for a MDDP – a Monitoring Device Driver’s Permit – from the Secretary of State. This is a permit that allows drivers with suspended licenses to drive regardless of the suspension. Note that not everyone who applies for a MDDP will qualify, however, and there are certain guidelines you must meet in order to qualify.
You will not be issued a MDDP, for example, if:
Your driver’s license is invalid
The incident that led to your arrest caused great bodily harm or death to another person
You have been convicted of aggravated DUI that involves death or reckless homicide
You are younger than 18
You are a licensed and qualifying medical marijuana patient
You have received a prior statutory summary suspension within the preceding five years before your current suspension
You have been assigned court supervision or a conviction for DUI in the state of Illinois
You have received a DUI conviction within the last five years from another state
If you are approved for an MDDP, you might be responsible for administration fees every month. You will also have 14 days from the date the MDDP was issued to install an interlock device into your ignition.
If you are not approved for an MDDP, you are not allowed to drive while your license is suspended. Doing so is a class 4 felony, and you could face even more serious consequences if you are caught.
DUI Defense Attorney
The best way to continue to live your life normally, including lawfully driving your vehicle, is to pursue the aid of an experienced DUI attorney. Only the help of a lawyer familiar specifically with DUI charges can help guarantee that you will receive the best outcome possible for your specific situation. This is especially true if you failed one or more field sobriety tests or a BAC reading. Keep in mind that these tests are not the only information that goes into a DUI conviction, and some of it might not even be relevant or admissible. In order to determine what is and isn’t able to be argued against, however, you must have the help of someone knowledgeable about the law.
Contact an experienced DUI defense attorney today for HELP!
If you are DUI facing charges, whether they are for first-time offenses or not, you need a skilled attorney to help represent you. The Law Firm of Dan Florey can help! Contact him today for a free consultation.