DUI Accident Defense Lawyer in Chicago
Accidents Caused by Driving Under the Influence
Being convicted of DUI can lead to serious consequences. In addition to facing driver's license suspension, a defendant may face the very real potential for time spent behind bars. While many offenders are first time violators this does not mean that they will be treated lightly. If the arrest was solely for DUI, with no other aggravating circumstances, then it is most likely that the charge will be treated as a misdemeanor. However, DUI accidents are typically charged as felonies. A defendant facing charges related to any of the following may face extremely serious penalties:
- An accident involving bodily injury or death
- Fleeing the scene of an accident involving injury or death
- Fleeing and evading the police
Without doubt, DUI combined with an auto accident makes matters much worse, even if property damage was the only result. You will face a much tougher legal battle and must be insistent in obtaining legal representation from a Chicago DUI attorney as soon as possible. With extensive experience and trial background in this exact field, the team at the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates is here to offer you the help and guidance you need. As former prosecutors and experienced criminal defense attorneys, we understand both sides of these complex cases and will fight tooth and nail to protect your freedom and legal rights.
Fighting DUI Accident Charges in Chicago
We know exactly how terrible a conviction can be. Attorney Howard Wise spent substantial time as the lead prosecutor in the Chicago Traffic Court. In this capacity he ran one of the busiest DUI courtrooms in Cook County with hundreds of DUI cases coming through the court every month. The combined experience of our team of qualified lawyers translates into thousands of DUI cases having been handled and defended. We understand every aspect of DUI prosecution and can bring this vast experience to your benefit.
When an alleged DUI offense involves an accident or injury, things can get serious for you and your future. You will need an aggressive and proven defense lawyer. Contact a Chicago DUI accident lawyer at our firm to discuss your options and how we can help.