Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are arrested for a crime in Illinois, you need a Illinois attorney who focuses on criminal defense law. The aftermath of a Illinois criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Illinois lawyer. Each criminal case in Illinois, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, a conviction in Illinois could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified criminal defense attorneys in Illinois you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified criminal defense lawyer Illinois will ensure that your rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Illinois attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Illinois, the main objective of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Illinois
In Illinois the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in Illinois for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for DWI or drunk driving a police officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in Illinois. You can be charged with DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.