Those who have more than one DUI offense within a ten-year period are considered repeat offenders. Felony DUI charges, also known as Aggravated DUI, are accidents resulting in the unfortunate death or serious bodily harm of another. The penalties for repeat and felony DUI convictions are harsh and include license suspension, fines and jail time.
With several decades of experience, Glasgow & Olsson has extensive knowledge with handling repeat and felony DUI cases. We work diligently to reduce sentencing and seek lesser charges based on the circumstances of your case. We are experienced DUI defense who consistently obtain justice for our clients. We will thoroughly investigate the results of field sobriety and chemical tests, as well as the equipment, technique and certification of the test administrator.
DUI charges are serious. Time is of the essence. Our attorneys will work quickly to avoid convictions for additional DUI offenses for clients.
Understanding Repeat DUI Penalties
Options such as court supervision and alternative sentencing are not available for repeat offenders. It is in your best interest to fight a second DUI offense and our attorneys are willing advocates, ready to review your case.
A second DUI conviction carries the following penalties:
- A 5-year minimum license suspension
- A mandatory 5-day jail stay or 240 hours of community service
- Up to one year in prison
- Fines up to $2,500
A third DUI conviction is a Class 2 felony and carries the following penalties:
- A 10-year minimum license suspension
- A mandatory 18-30 month jail stay
- Up to seven years in prison
- Fines up to $25,000
Subsequent convictions increase the penalties and felony classification. After six violations, a DUI conviction is considered a Class X felony.
Understanding Felony DUI Penalties
Punishments for Felony DUI convictions increase in intensity. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, an offender can be subject to:
- Fines up to $25,000
- Extended prison time
- Loss of driving privileges
- License revocation
- Community service
- Car seizure or impoundment
If you meet eligibility requirements, you may apply for a DUI Hardship License or a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP). These options allow the offender to drive to designated places agreed to by the court.
If you have been arrested for a DUI offense, choose a firm with experience on both sides of the case. Our lead attorney, Thomas Glasgow has served as a prosecutor and defender for DUI cases. Contact us to get the legal counsel you need to navigate repeat and felony DUI charges. Se habla español. We help people across Cook, Kane and DuPage Counties. Our offices are in Schaumburg, Illinois, and we serve clients in Barrington, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Wheaton, and throughout Chicagoland. Please call (847) 577-8700 today.