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Felony Driving Under Influence

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Felony Driving Under Influence

Driving under the influence of any intoxicating substance or alcohol is prohibited in Illinois. The charges are either classified as misdemeanor or felony. The felony driving under influence charges may cause hefty fines and a lengthy time in prison.

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Illinois Felony DUI Defense Lawyer

The third or subsequent DUI in Illinois charges are regarded as a felony. When handling all driving under influence offenses you require the representation of a Chicago felony lawyer. The aggravated charges are classified as Class 4- Class X felony. Don't waste time figuring out the possible outcome of your case. Contact our lawyer, Sergei Kuchinski, for legal representation.

Felony DUI Charges in Illinois

There are several circumstances when driving under influence can be upgraded and listed as felony chargers, and they include:

  • 3-rd or subsequent driving under influence charges
  • Driving under influence when driving a school bus that has passengers
  • Driving while intoxicated when speeding near a school zone and causes an accident that leads to permanent disability or bodily harm
  • The driver who is driving under influence is involved in a fatal accident that causes bodily harm, permanent disability, or death
  • Driving while intoxicated with a revoked or suspended license
  • Drunk driving without an auto insurance
  • Driving under influence with a passenger who is under 16 and the child is harmed
  • A driver with a prior conviction of reckless homicide or an involuntary homicide

Consequences of Felony Drunk Driving Convictions

The penalties for felony drunk driving charges differ depending on the class and are tougher than the misdemeanor charges. Our lawyer will explain to you the possible consequences for each class. Here is a brief breakdown of the penalties and prison time:

  • Class 4 felony: up to 1-3 years in prison and fines up to $25,000
  • Class 3 felony: up to 3-5 years in prison and fines up to $ 25,000
  • Class 2 felony: up to 3-7 years in prison and fines up to $25,000
  • Class 1 felony: up to 4-15 years of jail time and fines up to $25,000
  • Class X felony: 6-30 years jail time and fines up to $25,000

Legal Defense against Felony Drunk Driving Charges

An Illinois felony DUI defense lawyer helps to build a strong defense giving you a better chance for a favorable outcome. An experienced lawyer may increase your chances of case dismissal or reduction of charges. Our lawyer fully understands drunk driving convictions and consequences and will fight for your rights and help you understand the complicated driving under influence law. 


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