Edwardsville DUI/DWI Lawyer
Many of us have been there: We’ve been out at a bar or restaurant, and rather than calling a cab after a few drinks, we decide to drive home ourselves. While we may not feel impaired, it doesn’t take all that much to turn a traffic stop into something more serious: a charge of driving under the influence, better known as a DUI.
The lawyers at the Edwardsville firm of Swanson & Sackett, P.C., have extensive experience in defending people in DUI and DWI cases. This means that we know what ground to cover to review the traffic stop, the arrest and all the circumstances surrounding a DUI charge in order to give our clients the best outcomes.
GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST CHANCE FOR GOOD RESULTS
The consequences of a DUI conviction are wide-ranging and severe. Even for a first-time offense, prosecutors will look to suspend someone’s driving privileges for an extended period of time.
For a second offense, or if a person’s blood alcohol level is greater than 0.16 percent, he or she is subject to additional consequences. If a driver ends up with a third-offense charge, it becomes a felony.
And the state of Illinois is also intent on punishing people who are charged with driving while their license has been suspended for DUI. These people often face 10 days in jail, or 240 hours of community service.
Don’t leave your defense to an inexperienced attorney. Contact our firm, Swanson & Sackett, P.C., today for a free consultation. Fill out our online form or call us at 618-692-8225.