Reeder & Brown, P.C.



Will County Second Offense DUI Lawyer

Will County DUI Defense Lawyers

We live in a society of second chances. In most cases, when a person makes a mistake, he or she will be given the opportunity to make things right and move forward with his or her life, even if the mistake is a criminal offense like driving under the influence (DUI). If the person makes the same mistake a second time, other people—and the law—are generally much less forgiving. If you have a DUI in your past, and you have been arrested for drunk driving again, you are likely facing very serious consequences and criminal penalties. At Reeder & Brown, P.C., we can provide you with represenation and work to minimize the potential impact of a second-offense DUI on your future.

Repeat Offender Drunk Driving Attorney in Joliet

When a person is arrested on first-time DUI charges, law enforcement and prosecutors may offer a degree of leniency, depending on the circumstances. There are often programs available to first-time offenders that can help the driver learn from his or her mistake without harsh criminal punishments. Many first-time offenders are even able to avoid a conviction through court supervision or other alternative programs. A second offense, however, is a much different story.

If you are convicted of a second DUI, you are considered a repeat offender, even if you received court supervision the first time and avoided a conviction. Court supervision is not available to repeat offenders, so your conviction will result in criminal penalties. Under Illinois law, a second DUI conviction is at least a Class A misdemeanor and carries a minimum of five days in jail or 240 hours of community service. In addition, your license will be revoked for a minimum of five years. Aggravating factors such as a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .16 or more, the presence of children in your car, or causing an accident that resulted in injury or death could increase the possible penalties.

Tenacious Plainfield DUI Defense Counsel

Our attorneys understand that being charged with DUI for the second time does not mean you are automatically guilty. We will carefully investigate your case and work with you to develop an aggressive, responsible defense designed to protect your rights and minimize the damage to your future.

Our criminal defense team includes Attorney Joel Brown, an experienced lawyer who previously served as a prosecutor with the Will County State's Attorney's Office. During his career, Mr. Brown has handled thousands of drunk driving cases, and he possesses the knowledge and skill to assist with yours. He understands the methods and techniques that prosecutors use to secure convictions, and he is prepared to bring that experience to your case.

Contact Our Bolingbrook Second DUI Lawyers

Following an arrest on DUI charges for the second time, you need help immediately. Contact Reeder & Brown, P.C. and discuss your case with an attorney today. Call our office at 815-885-5980 to arrange a free initial consultation. We represent clients located in Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Mokena, and all of Will County.

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