A DUI charge doesn’t only apply to driving while drunk. In Illinois, a DUI can be issued for driving or otherwise operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
Have you been arrested or cited for driving under the influence? A DUI lawyer from Daniels, Long & Pinsel, LLC, can help you fight this charge or ease your sentence. We have 25 years of experience in the Waukegan, IL, area and can help you tackle your DUI charge.
How DUI Works
You can be charged with a DUI for many more situations than driving while drunk.
Your DUI charges will depend on the substance you were intoxicated with (such as a legal or illegal substance) and how much of the substance is in your body. You can be charged with a DUI if:
Your blood alcohol content is found to be .08% or higher
You are under the influence of any drug or combination of drugs that impairs your ability to drive
A blood test shows more than five nanograms of THC in your blood (or ten nanograms in another bodily fluid)
If you decided to “sleep it off” in your car and drive home later, you can still be charged with operating your vehicle while under the influence, especially if you turned on the car to run the heat or AC. Essentially, if you could easily start driving, you are considered to be operating your vehicle while under the influence.
What We Can Do
When you work with a DUI attorney, you can craft a defense to reduce your charges. The team at Daniels, Long & Pinsel, LLC, is experienced with all aspects of traffic law and is ready to help you fight your DUI charge.
We have decades of local experience, which gives us the background knowledge to help you fight your DUI charge and reduce your penalties. If you are charged but need to keep your driver’s license, we can look at other sentencing options such as fines, traffic school, or community service.
To learn more about our DUI attorney services, call us at 847-623-5900.