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How Your Attorney Can Assist You Post-DUI Conviction 

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How Your Attorney Can Assist You Post-DUI Conviction In Illinois, more than 25,000 people are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on an annual basis. In some of these cases, an attorney can craft a strong defense strategy that will help their client avoid a conviction. These defense strategies can range from wrongful seizure to misdiagnosis of inebriation symptoms and, in some cases, can be incredibly effective. In other cases, a conviction is unavoidable. Below, we will go over just a few of the reasons why maintaining a working relationship with your attorney after a DUI conviction can be critical to ensuring a high quality of life. 

Appealing Your DUI Conviction

After your case has been settled in circuit court, it is common to feel hopeless if you have been convicted. In reality, it may be possible to appeal the outcome of the case to a higher court. Recognizing the fact that a DUI conviction can result in a significant mark on one’s criminal record and potential license revocation, an appeal can be the right decision in some cases. In the appeal process, a panel of judges will examine the evidence and determine whether:

  • The evidence was able to prove your guilt in absolution;
  • Any evidence was suppressed or should have been suppressed; or
  • The sentencing was excessive.

In order to provide yourself with a fighting chance throughout the appeal process, it is crucial to continue working alongside your attorney. 

Regaining Your Driving Privileges 

In some cases, a conviction is entirely unavoidable. Still, just because one is convicted of driving under the influence does not mean that they should simply give up their driving privileges. In Illinois, there are a number of licensing programs that can enable a person to maintain their driving privileges, albeit in a limited capacity, in the aftermath of a drinking and driving conviction. After your first DUI conviction, you are required to install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) onto your vehicle. This is only possible after going through the legal process of obtaining a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP), which will enable you to regain your full driving privileges. The vehicle will be able to start only after a breath test of your blood alcohol content. The process of regaining your privileges or applying for a stipulated driving permit can be complicated and strenuous. A qualified attorney can assist you throughout the process. 

Contact an Oak Brook DUI Attorney

At McMahon Law Offices, our top priority is to work as diligently as possible towards a positive outcome for our clients. In DUI cases, we will devise a comprehensive defense strategy designed to help you avoid a conviction. If a conviction is unavoidable, we are more than happy to assist you through the processes that will follow. To contact a compassionate and skilled DuPage County criminal defense attorney, call us today at 630-953-4400. 

Sources:

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf

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