Chicago, Illinois, DUI Defense Lawyers
Dziedziak & Marcus - Cook County Drunk Driving Laws Attorney
As one of the most frequent offenses committed in Illinois and elsewhere, a drunk driving or DUI charge is also one of the more serious. The consequences of a DUI conviction, such as losing a license, jail time, a criminal record and possible deportation in specific cases, can follow you for the rest of your life. When you face charges of DUI or a drunk driving arrest, you need an Illinois DUI defense lawyer who understands the law, courts and will fight to preserve your rights and driving privileges.
As an experienced DUI defense attorney at the Chicago law firm of Dziedziak & Marcus, James Marcus has an extensive background in criminal law and drug crimes defense . As a former Special Prosecutor to the Department of Justice, he has investigated and prosecuted hundreds of drug-related cases throughout his career. He knows the law and has extensive experience practicing in the state and federal court systems. For 35 years he has served the legal needs of clients throughout the state of Illinois, as well as others in Florida and Nevada. From high-profile clients to everyday citizens, he has provided exceptional representation marked by professional, ethical and attentive service.
Put Attorney Marcus on your side in a drunk diving or DUI arrest, Contact Dziedziak & Marcus today.
Good DUI Defense Requires a Skilled Lawyer
Most people believe that if they are pulled over for DUI, they have little or no defense when their blood alcohol content (BAC) has exceeded the legal limit in Illinois of .08 percent. Depending on circumstances, the state may have a strong case, but by carefully reviewing the facts surrounding a stop, arrest and field sobriety test, DUI defense Attorney Marcus can help clients avoid a losing their license or serving jail time.
The police must follow strict procedures when stopping a driver on suspicion of a driving under the influence. We go to work immediately challenging illegal search and seizures, improper breathalyzer testing and filing motions to rescind a suspension of your license. By obtaining a DUI defense attorney like James Marcus as soon as possible following an arrest, you stand a greater chance of having the case against you dismissed.
The Consequences of a DUI Conviction
In Illinois, the state only has to prove that you were driving with a BAC level of .08 or higher. If you take a BAC and exceed the legal limit, you are subject an automatic suspension of your license for three months, even if you are placed under court supervision or found not guilt later. Refusal to take a test results in an automatic six month suspension regardless of how the case turns out.
Typically, first-time and second-time DUI offenses are charged as a misdemeanor. Third-time offenses are considered felonies and usually result in a conviction. However, other consequences depend on how the case is classified. In cases with immigration factors, a misdemeanor offense can be considered an aggravated felony by the federal INS authorities, and many felony DUI convictions result in deportation. The law is not static and it is important to have a DUI defense lawyer experienced in knowing and interpreting the law in a wide range of circumstances.
If you are facing DUI or drunk driving charges in the Chicago area, contact DUI defense attorney James Marcus immediately. We can help you take advantage of all available legal options to help reduce the charges against you and avoid jail or deportation. Protecting your rights and interests under the law is our only goal. Don't jeopardize your freedom, call Dziedziak & Marcus today.
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The Illinois criminal defense attorneys at Dziedziak & Marcus, P.C., represent persons charged with drunk driving and DUI matters involving alcohol, controlled substances, a suspended license, field sobriety tests and more. Chicago drunk driving/DUI defense lawyer James Marcus represents clients in Illinois, Florida, Nevada, Cook County, Lake County, Will County, Chicago, Evanston, Waukegan, Joliet, Skokie, Naperville, Rockford, Springfield, Aurora, Peoria, Lake Forest, Champagne, East St. Louis, Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Las Vegas.