When arrested for DUI in Illinois there are two issues you have to deal with. The first, and perhaps the scariest, are the criminal consequences of your DUI arrest. Almost everyone wants to know, will I go to jail? If you are arrested for DUI, there is a possibility that you could go to jail. Whether you will actually be sentenced to jail time will depend on several factors, such as whether this is your first DUI, or your sixth DUI arrest. In some instances, the law requires a mandatory minimum jail sentence. The following chart is a general guideline and does not include every possible scenario or potential sentence. For example, additional penalties are required when you have a passenger who is under 16. Depending on your background, the sentencing range may be extended. In addition, there are other bases for a DUI to become a felony. For example, a first time DUI can be a felony when you don't have a valid driver's license at the time of the arrest. Therefore, if you are arrested for DUI, it is important that you speak to a DUI attorney skilled in the DUI defense to evaluate the facts of your specific case.
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