Consequences Of A DUI Conviction In Illinois

The consequences of a DUI conviction can have a profound impact on your life. At The Law Office of Richard C. Irvin & Associates, our attorneys are committed to helping clients in the Aurora area mitigate or even avoid harsh penalties for DUI.


In Illinois, the consequences of DUI include:

  • License suspension. As the result of a DUI, you license will be suspended. To have your license reinstated, you must pay a reinstatement fee, and you may need to attend a reinstatement hearing.
  • License revocation. When your licensed is revoked, you must attend hearings with the secretary of state to get the license reinstated. Our attorneys are prepared to represent you at these hearings. Many people choose to handle these hearings on their own and, inevitably, make mistakes that prevent them from getting their licenses back. Since losing your driver’s license can make it impossible for you to get to work and cost you your livelihood, representation by an experienced lawyer is crucial.
  • Jail time. For a DUI conviction, you can face up to a year in county jail.
  • Prison time. The amount of prison time you may face depends on the severity of your crime. If you are facing felony charges, you can face up to 30 years in prison. Solid legal representation is another factor; you will almost certainly face a harsher penalty if you do not have a lawyer to represent you.

Our attorneys can help you understand the nature of the consequences that you face, as well as your options for mitigating them. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys possess the knowledge to help you effectively navigate DUI charges.