Lake County DUI Defense Lawyer
Grayslake DWI Attorney
DUI charges are extremely serious and can impact your future. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence), it is important that you seek advice and counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney. I am attorney Charles E. Rapin and I have over 29 years of experience representing clients that are facing drunk driving charges.
DUI laws across the country have become stricter and punishments more severe. Prosecutors often seek the maximum punishments for drunk driving offenders in order to send a message to them and the rest of society. Punishments can include jail time, driver’s license suspension and large fines. As a former assistant state’s attorney, I can provide clients with insight as to how the prosecution may attempt to handle their case.
Driver’s License Suspension
After being arrested for DUI, your driver’s license will be suspended. If you are convicted on a first-offense DUI, your license will be suspended for up to one year. Subsequent offenses may see your driver’s license suspended for years, and even possibly revoked. I can represent clients in hearings at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to request that a temporary or limited license be granted in order for you to travel to and from work, or to drive your children to their obligations.
Blood Alcohol Test Refusal
The state of Illinois operates under the laws of implied consent for blood alcohol testing. This means that anyone who is licensed to operate a motor vehicle automatically has consented to be tested upon the request of law enforcement. The refusal to take a Breathalyzer, blood or urine test may result in penalties similar to those if you were convicted of a DUI.
If you are facing DUI charges and have questions or concerns about how to fight for your rights, please contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept Visa and MasterCard.