DUI Traffic Lawyers in Waukegan, IL
Every thirty minutes, someone in this country is hurt in an alcohol-related crash. An estimated three in every ten Americans will be involved in a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) related accident at some times in their lives. In the past decade, four times as many Americans died in DUI related crashes as were killed in the Vietnam War.
In a lawsuit arising from an accident caused by someone who was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a bar or host who served the offending driver may also be considered liable. The fact that the person who served the intoxicated or drugged driver may be held liable but does not relieve the driver of liability. In Illinois, a first offense of DUI is a Class A Misdemeanor and can be punishable by up to a year in the county jail. One could also receive probation and conditional discharge of supervision. A disposition of supervision will not affect driving privileges. A conviction on a DUI charge, however, will lead to a revocation of driving privileges for two or more years. Our lawyers know the many laws and can determine who is responsible as every DUI charge is unique.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law in every state, and this relates to driving any equipment such as motorcycles, motorboats, and industrial machines in addition to automobiles. The police may ask a person to take a test to see if they are sober. If the person refuses to take the test, their license may be suspended.
A conviction of DUI is always serious as it can bring discharge, supervision, or revocation of your driver's license and imprisonment. The lawyers at DLP are experienced in the Lake County court system. They will protect your rights.