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Reeder & Brown, P.C.

Joliet, IL Second DUI Offense Attorneys

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 are being charged with drunk driving again, you are likely facing very serious consequences and criminal penalties. At Reeder & Brown, P.C., we are equipped to help you 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 DUI charges for the first time, law enforcement and prosecutors are likely to 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 offense DUI, you are considered a repeat offender, even if you received court supervision the first time and avoided 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

The skilled criminal defense attorneys at Reeder & Brown, P.C. understand that being charged with DUI for the second time does not mean you are automatically guilty. We will carefully investigate your case and will work with you developing 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 possesses the knowledge and skill to assist with yours. He understands the methods and techniques that prosecutors use to secure convictions and is prepared to bring that experience to your case.

Call 815-885-5980 for an Illinois DUI Defense Attorney

If you are facing charges of driving under the influence for the second time, you need help immediately. Contact the offices of Reeder & Brown, P.C. and discuss your case with a member of our team. Call 815-885-5980 to schedule your free initial consultation today. Our firm is proud to serve clients in and around Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Mokena, and the rest of Will County.

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