Being charged with aggravated DUI is not only a serious offense, but it can be a life-changing event as well. DUI cases are regularly enhanced from misdemeanor charges to felony charges. In fact, an aggravated DUI is one of the most serious charges that can be brought against a person in Illinois.
Contact Camic Johnson, Ltd., law office online today for immediate help from an experienced Aurora aggravated DUI defense attorney. You may also call our office at 630-859-0135 to schedule an initial consultation at one of our four convenient locations. Most initial consultations are free.
What Is a Felony DUI?
In Illinois, a DUI charge can be enhanced to a felony or aggravated DUI if:
- You have previously been convicted for DUI
- At the time of the stop you had no current automobile insurance
- At the time of the stop you possessed no valid driver's license or were driving on a suspended or revoked license
- There were minors in the car or the arrest occurred in a school zone
- You caused an accident, especially one that results in serious injury
An aggravated DUI conviction is a Class 4 felony or higher and carries the penalties of a minimum of one year's loss of driving privileges, fines of up to $25,000 and up to 12 years in prison. You will also be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle during the statutory license suspension period or once your driving privileges are restored.
You Need an Attorney if Someone Sustained an Injury
In addition, if you are arrested for DUI after causing serious injury, and you have any amount of a controlled substance in your body, even if it is residual and was not causing any impairment, you can be charged with a felony and may end up in prison for 21 years.
Camic Johnson has defended numerous cases of aggravated DUI and understands the complexity of the situation. The firm's aggravated DUI defense attorneys in Aurora, Illinois, use their combined knowledge and experience to defend your case, and their collective goal is the best possible outcome for you.
Elgin Aggravated Felony DUI Defense Attorneys
Camic Johnson will thoroughly investigate all possibilities when examining the evidence in your case. Your blood or urine sample may have been contaminated or taken incorrectly, the Breathalyzer machine may not have been properly calibrated or the sobriety tests may not have been appropriately administered.
Three of the firm's lawyers are former police officers, including Mr. Camic himself, who has also been a member of the National College for DUI Defense and who has the same certification for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration field sobriety training and testing that most police officers have. Having been on the other side of the system, Mr. Camic knows not only the processes to be followed but how they can be improperly applied.
Contact an Experienced Aurora DUI/DWI Defense Attorney
Contact Camic Johnson online today or call our main office at 630-859-0135 to schedule your initial consultation. Spanish language services are available.