Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) are both serious crimes. Anyone found by a police officer to be intoxicated from the excessive use of alcohol or illegal drug use will be subjected to arrest. DUI arrests tend to follow a set routine from the moment you are asked to pull your vehicle to the side of the road up till the time you are meted punishment by the court.
Regardless of whether you have a prior arrest for DUI or not, it is wise to get in touch with DUI attorneys as quickly as you can. Although being arrested with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is reason for arrest, there are certain steps that the arresting officer must take and a lawyer that is seasoned in DUI issues will want to know exactly what happened to ensure that your arrest was conducted completely by the book.
A DUI arrest can be scary, especially if it is the first time you have ran afoul of the law. Although there are minor variances from one jurisdiction to another regarding drunk driving, all 50 states have strict laws that have been enacted in an effort to crackdown on driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, increasing the penalties and consequences of the action.
Your first stop after being arrested is the police station where you will be booked, fingerprinted and your mug-shot will be taken. Once this has been completed you will be escorted to a jail cell. Later you will be brought before a judge, the charges will be read and you will be given the chance to plead guilty or not guilty. It is at this time when you need lawyers who can provide you with guidance to assist you in arranging bail and managing your court case including arranging summary suspension hearings, Driving Permits, and meeting deadlines.
If you need a DuPage County DUI lawyer, the smartest decision you can make is hiring an attorney who knows how the state tries its drunk driving cases. At our law firm of Dolci and Weiland in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, all of our criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors, who previously prosecuted DUI cases. This experience allows us to advise you from every perspective. Please call (630) 261-9098.