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Have You Been Arrested For Suspicion Of Driving Under The Influence (DUI)?

The stakes are high for a DUI conviction in Chicagoland, even if this is your first offense. Penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – known as DWI or driving while intoxicated in other states – include high fines, jail time and driver’s license suspension if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds the legal limit:

  • Drivers over 21 years old – The legal limit is 0.08% BAC
  • Drivers under 21 years of age – zero tolerance laws apply; the legal limit is 0%
  • Drivers carrying a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – the limit is 0.04% BAC
  • School bus drivers – 0% BAC

A first-time conviction is a Class A misdemeanor offense and comes with a fine up to $2,500, up to one year in jail along with driver’s license suspension. The consequences of multiple offenses typically result in even higher penalties.

Because the stakes are so high, it is crucial to work with an experienced defense attorney who will clearly explain your legal options and protect your best interests. 

Call attorney Cierra Norris and the team at C. Norris Law Group. We are zealous advocates. We treat you like family, safeguarding your rights to due process. We will explore every angle of your situation. We will build a strong defense aiming toward dismissal of charges, minimizing penalties and alternative sentencing when possible.

Get Immediate Attention And Aggressive Action From An Experienced Defense Team

At C. Norris Law Group, we know it is confusing and intimidating when a police officer throws a term such as “implied consent” at you. Implied consent means that you have given your consent to field sobriety tests and chemical tests to determine the extent of impairment if pulled over while driving when you get your driver’s license. If you refuse, you could be subject to enhanced punishment, installation of an ignition interlock device and other steep penalties.

Even with implied consent, you have a right to be treated fairly. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and call out improprieties at a traffic stop or sobriety checkpoint such as:

  • Racial profiling
  • Lack of probable cause
  • Failure to observe standards in a field sobriety test
  • Police misconduct
  • Dishonesty

Our knowledge, experience and confidence in the courtroom provide a power-packed defense targeting the most favorable outcome possible when you are contending with DUI charges.

Contact Us Right Away: Our Sole Purpose Is Your Defense 

Do not attempt to fight DUI charges on your own. If you are arrested, you may give this response, “I need to call Cierra.” Call C. Norris Law Group, at 312-625-6129 for a free consultation to discuss your DUI arrest. We provide straightforward answers and solutions in our pursuit of the optimal outcome in your circumstances. We will fight to uphold your constitutional rights every step of the way. You may also email us