Your Schaumburg DUI Lawyer
If you need a Schaumburg DUI attorney, look no further than Anisa Jordan. Founder of the Jordan Law Firm, Anisa has handled hundreds of cases and helped many people through the difficult process of facing DUI charges in and around Schaumburg.
The consequences for DUI convictions in Illinois depend upon previous offenses. Penalties increase with each offense, and you may face jail time, fines, or license suspension. Your driver’s license will be suspended for a minimum of six months, and you could face much tougher penalties if you caused damage in the act. These penalties are difficult enough on their own, not to mention the personal trials that come with DUI charges.
No matter your situation – if you refused DUI testing, took a breathalyzer test at the scene or police station, or even provided a blood or urine sample, Anisa Jordan can help.
A Caring Lawyer for your DUI Case
There’s no need to fight DUI charges alone. Our lawyer Anisa Jordan has years of experience handling DUI cases and can help you decide how to fight the charges and minimize potential penalties.
Anisa will keep you updated throughout your DUI case, letting you know what to expect at each step. She has the experience to advise you, and will do everything she can to get you the best outcome.
Drivers’ License Reinstatement
The Jordan Law Firm also handles related cases for driver’s license reinstatement in Illinois. For example, we may be able to get a judicial driving permit so you can work and go to school.
Life after a DUI
Ultimately, The Jordan Law Firm wants clients to be able to learn and grow from their experiences dealing with a DUI or other traffic violation charge. But, more importantly, we want our clients to be able to move on with their lives on the best possible footing once the court proceedings are complete.
Why Is It Important to Fight Your Schaumburg DUI Aggressively?
Having a DUI conviction on your criminal record can come back to haunt you. Not only will you lose your driver’s license, you could also spend time in jail, even if this is your first charge. Moreover, a DUI conviction stays on your record forever. That means you could face a second offense DUI charge if the police charge you with DUI again, even if the charge arises in another state.
DUI Penalties in Illinois
Convictions for a first offense DUI in Illinois have severe consequences. The penalties vary depending on your situation. If you are convicted of misdemeanor DUI, you could go to jail for one year. However, if you were convicted of felony DUI, then you could spend between one and three years in prison.
The fines are heavy as well. The maximum fine for a misdemeanor is $2,500. However, the maximum fine for a felony is $25,000. Additionally, the judge will order you to complete 100 hours of community service.
License loss for a DUI conviction is significantly higher if you refused the breathalyzer. You will lose your license for one year if you refuse the breath test. You could receive a six-month suspension if you took the test and failed it. You will have to meet several harsh conditions if you want the government to reinstate your license.
Additional DUI Consequences
There are other consequences of a DUI conviction as well. Some of those consequences include:
- Paying exorbitant fees to reinstate your license;
- Paying to install and maintain your ignition interlocking device;
- Financing the increased costs of auto insurance or purchasing additional insurance coverage;
- Attending drug and alcohol counseling if required after an evaluation; and
- Burdening your family and friends or paying added transportation costs during your license suspension.
These are only some of the potential financial problems you could have if your DUI case ends in a conviction. Other problems may include losing your job, reporting your conviction to your professional licensing authority, and having a hard time finding suitable housing because of a conviction.
What Can a Knowledgeable Schaumburg DUI Attorney Like Anisa Jordan Do for You?
A skilled Schaumburg DUI attorney like Anisa Jordan can evaluate your case for the best possible defenses. The best defenses in your case might be completely different from those in someone else’s case. That’s why a thorough case review by an aggressive Schaumburg DUI lawyer gives you the best chance to beat your DUI charges in Schaumburg.
Remember that the state has the burden to prove you guilty. The standard they have to meet is beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s the highest standard of proof we have in the law.
Based on that standard, a skilled DUI lawyer will look for ways to prevent the state from meeting its burden of proof.
A thorough approach from every angle usually provides the best overall defense strategy. Depending on the case, issues might arise that could cause major problems for the prosecution. Exploiting those problems is one way to give you the best chance to win. However, police officers are highly trained professionals. They will try to cover their bases as best as they can.
A skilled Schaumburg DUI attorney will find the weaknesses in the case and use them to convince a jury or judge to find you not guilty. There are weaknesses in every prosecution. Examples of weaknesses you can exploit are:
- Police officers who violated your rights by stopping you unlawfully or who failed to read you your Miranda warnings;
- A malfunctioning breathalyzer machine;
- Officers who do not administer the breathalyzer test correctly;
- Medical conditions that lead to false breathalyzer readings or cause you to perform poorly on field sobriety tests; and
- Eyewitnesses who saw you drive or take the field sobriety tests that contradict the police reports.
Get your free consultation today
Anisa Jordan of The Jordan Law Firm defends clients for DUI (driving under the influence) in Schaumburg and greater Chicagoland. If you’re facing DUI penalties and need help, contact our Schaumburg DUI lawyer Anisa Jordan for a free consultation today.