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Driving under the influence or “DUI” is a much talked about, much publicized crime and carries serious penalties which can include heavy fines, jail time and/or license suspension or revocation. Subsequent offenses mean even harsher consequences. The term “DUI” can also extend to driving while medication-impaired or under the influence of illegal drugs or substances that are controlled. With such stiff fines and punishment waiting in the wings, it is imperative that persons charged with DUI contact a Chicago criminal defense lawyer without any delay.

What exactly constitutes “under the influence”? In Illinois this refers to a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or more, or .04% for those with a commercial driver’s license. Persons found to be driving with this amount of blood alcohol can be arrested and charged with DUI. Failing a DUI test, or “breathalyzer” test, can mean suspension of driving privileges as well. Penalties can include any or all of a one-year license suspension, a fine of up to $2,500 and/or a one-year jail sentence; all this for a FIRST offense. If the driver is under the age of 21 the penalties differ slightly. Driving privileges can be suspended for a minimum of two years notwithstanding any criminal penalties applied pertinent to the circumstances.

DUI Defense Lawyer serving Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn and Evanston

This is no time to hesitate wondering what to do. It is time to act quickly as your future ability to drive and stay out of jail is at risk. In any DUI arrested, it is crucial that you contact a DUI defense attorney with the kind of familiarity with the DUI and traffic laws to construct a tough defense and protect the client’s legal rights. The Chicago criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege are just such a team. With years of combined successful defense in DUI and DUI-related cases the firm brings knowledge of the letter of the law and a hard-line determination to the table in the client’s particular situation. If you have been charged with DUI in Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn, Evanston or surrounding areas make sure your defense is experienced and proven and that your legal rights are not violated. Don’t leave this matter in the hands of just anyone with a law degree. Get the practiced skill and experience of the powerful team at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege.

Contact a Chicago DUI attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today if facing any type of DUI charge in the Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn or Evanston areas.

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He understood that I made a mistake but it didn’t define who I was...

"I am so appreciative of the help and support that I received from Michael and his team members! They truly helped me figure out my case and I got outstanding results. If anyone can help you get great results, it’s Michael. I had an immigration issue as well and he worked with my immigration lawyer to help find the best solution. He understood that I made a mistake but it didn’t define who I was. I definitely don’t want to go through any of this again but I’m glad that I had the support to get through this."

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Never over-promises, but definitely delivered more than we had hoped for.

"Michael Schmiege is an excellent attorney. He is honest, diligent and gets great results. If you find yourself in need of a lawyer, he is great at what he does. Never over-promises, but definitely delivered more than we had hoped for. His team will help you all the way. Answers all your questions promptly and clearly states what to expect. I highly recommend Michael and his team. They CAN and will help!"

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Michael Schmiege represented me on my Theft charge and I was found not guilty!

"Mr. Schmiege is well respected by the court because he is a very honest man. He was very kind and respectful to me. His fees were reasonable. His office is very easy to find, and his staff is very helpful."

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