Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are incarcerated for a crime in Illinois, you need a Illinois attorney who focuses on criminal defense law. The consequences of a criminal conviction in Illinois are too great to trust your life and future to just any lawyer in Illinois. Every criminal offense in the State of Illinois, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in Illinois could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense lawyers in Illinois you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring a qualified Illinois criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal 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 construct an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Illinois, the primary goal of the lawyers 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).
In Illinois to be charged for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement 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 arrested 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 Illinois. You can be charged with DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.