DUI & DWI Lawyers near Belleville, Illinois
DUI & DWI Belleville, Illinois
We’re Belleville Illinois Area attorneys, which means that we need to be able to provide assistance to those that have been charged with both DUI and DWI. Driving under the influence or DUI is the term used in Illinois. This means that a driver has a blood alcohol concentration or BAC of .08% or greater. Additionally, you may be charged with DUI in Illinois if it is found that you have 5 or more nanograms of THC or 10 or more nanograms of other illicit substances in your blood within two hours of operating a motor vehicle. In the State of Missouri, you’re charged with driving while intoxicated or DWI for a BAC of .08% or greater for regular drivers and of .04% or greater for commercial drivers.
Possible DUI & DWI PenaltiesThe penalties for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated will vary depending on the situation and the state. For first-time offenders, the penalties are small amounts of jail time and minor fines. However, as the number of offenses increases so do the penalties – you can find complete details about this on our “DUI Law” page. Furthermore, the penalties for DUI and DWI may be compounded because of an injury or death due to the DUI. This specific instance is referred to as aggravated DUI, and it may increase the amount of jail time or the size of the fine that’s levied against you.
What to do if you’ve been pulled over?It’s a common question, “what do I do if I’ve been pulled over after drinking?” The easy answer – don’t go drinking and driving in the first place. However, in the event that this does happen, there isn’t really an easy answer. Unfortunately, admitting to certain field sobriety tests and answering questions will give the officer the evidence they need to prove your guilt. However, refusing these tests may bring about mandatory suspensions under the law. The best advice is to answer as few questions as you can while cooperating and avoiding confrontation with the officer.
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