Peoria DUI/DWI Defense Attorney
Dedicated Representation in Drunk Driving Cases
A drinking and driving charge can have a serious impact on your life. In addition to the potential for stiff fines and the possibility of jail time, you are also subject to loss of your driver's license for a significant period of time. A criminal conviction can also make it difficult to find employment in certain fields, attain certain professional licenses or be eligible for student loans. Maureen Williams is a Peoria DUI/DWI defense lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience. She will fight to protect your rights.
If you have been pulled over and charged with drunk driving, you should seek legal help right away. Contact Maureen Williams, an Illinois criminal defense lawyer, online or call 866-321-5228 to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.
DUI Charges in Illinois
Under the Illinois Criminal Code, a person will be charged with driving under the influence if his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) is at .08 or higher, or if he or she is otherwise under the influence of intoxicating compounds that render him or her unable to drive safely. The potential penalties increase significantly if a BAC is at .16 or higher, or if the driver is a multiple offender.
In addition to fines and jail time, you risk losing your driver's license if you are charged with drunk driving. This is automatic if you refuse a blood or breath test and fail to request a license suspension hearing. With so much at risk, you cannot afford to fight these types of charges on your own. As a Peoria drunk driving defense attorney, Maureen Williams has more than 20 years of legal experience that she will put to use in your case.
Defending Against Driving While Intoxicated Charges
Vigorous defense representation means being prepared to challenge anything and everything that led to the drunk driving charges, including:
- An anonymous tip that led to the vehicle stop
- The legitimacy of the stop itself
- Field sobriety test procedures
- The Breathalyzer's reliability and whether it was in good repair and operated by a certified technician in accordance with established procedures
- The legality of police questions
- The accuracy of the police report and videotape
- The credibility of any evidence of you refusing the breath test
Attorney Williams will thoroughly review the evidence to raise any and all defenses. Ms. Williams also provides dedicated representation in DUI appeals, as well as driver's license reinstatement hearings and driver's license suspension appeals. A drunk driving charge is stressful. You can rely on Ms. Williams to guide you through the DUI process with a steady hand and to aggressively defend your rights.
Call for a Consultation With a Springfield Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with drunk driving, speak with a legal representative before you speak with the police or the prosecution. Contact Maureen Williams, a Peoria DUI defense lawyer, online or call 866-321-5228 for an initial consultation to discuss your case.
Monday, May 20, 2013