Charged With A Felony DUI Or As A Repeat DUI Offender? We Can Help.

If you are convicted of a second or third DUI, your potential penalties will increase dramatically. In addition, it is likely that you will be required to participate in a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) or Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) program. Each of these programs involve additional costs and monitoring. An experienced attorney can help.

Contact attorney Steven R. Roach to discuss your case and the options available to you. Call our Chicago, Schaumburg, or Wheaton law offices at 312-421-8820 or 847-685-6000 to schedule a free consultation.

Helping You Avoid Repeat And Felony DUI Penalties In Illinois

While every case is different and sentencing discretion is reserved for the judge, the following penalties generally apply to those convicted of repeat and felony DUI offenses in Illinois:

Second DUI Convictions

    • License revocation: a minimum of 5 years
    • Jail/Prison: up to 1 year in jail for a misdemeanor; anywhere from 1-3 years in prison for a felony
    • Fine: up to $2,500 for a misdemeanor; up to $25,000 for a felony
    • If carrying a passenger under age 16: Subject to 6 months in jail and an additional mandatory minimum fine of $1,250
    • Community Service: 240 hours
    • BAIID or SCRAM participation: required if a DUI hardship license is granted

Third DUI Convictions - Class 2 Felony

    • License revocation: a minimum of 10 years
    • Jail/Prison: imprisonment from 3-7 years
    • Fine: up to $25,000
    • If carrying a passenger under age 16: 25 days of community service and mandatory fine of $25,000 in addition to criminal penalties
    • BAIID or SCRAM participation: required if a DUI hardship license is granted

Fourth DUI Convictions

    • License revocation: for life
    • Jail/Prison: imprisonment from 3 to 30 years depending on the class

Dedicated To Protecting Your Rights After A Repeat DUI/DWI Arrest

At The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach, we explore alternatives to any lengthy license suspension, jail time and fines you may face. For example, it may be possible to arrange a plea bargain for you that involves a lesser charge in exchange for extended community service hours and enrollment in an alcohol abuse program.

What Are The BAIID And SCRAM Programs?

Both the BAAID and SCRAM program involve monitoring drivers who qualify for a DUI hardship license as they drive to and from work or school.

The BAIID attaches to your car and functions like a breathalyzer, requiring you to blow into the device before your car will start. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is measured at more than .025, the BAIID will turn off your car and not allow it to start. The cost for installing a BAIID is roughly $150, and you are required to pay an additional $100 monthly fee while you are enrolled in the program.

The SCRAM device attaches to your leg at the ankle and must be in continuous contact with your skin. It too measures BAC, using the body's perspiration, transmitting BAC readings to a remote central monitoring location. The SCRAM device costs roughly $15 a day.

You Have Too Much To Lose. Contact Us Today

Multiple drunk driving convictions are an extremely serious matter. To protect your rights, your freedom and your future, call our Chicago, Schaumburg, or Wheaton law offices at 312-421-8820 or 847-685-6000 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. You may also contact us online with any questions or concerns you may have.