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Man Arrested For DUI Hours before DUI Court Appearance

By Law Offices of Mitch Furman  Mar. 28, 2011 9:45a

Chicago, March 23rd-- A man was arrested for DUI in the early morning hours just before he was due to appear in court on another drunk driving charge.  

It was early in the morning when Chicago police noticed a 62-year-old man driving his vehicle without any headlights on. The suspicious officers pulled the man over, inquiring whether or not he had been drinking, the suspect responded saying that he had a little to drink, but he was not drunk. He also told the police officer that his driver’s license was suspended for drunk driving and that he had a court appearance later that morning.

Upon inspection of the suspect’s vehicle, police found a half-empty bottle of Cognac. The suspect was charged with felony aggravated DUI and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license in addition to other charges. If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI, contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Chicago DUI Offenses

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or greater. The penalties for a simple DUI with a blood alcohol concentration above 0.08% but less than .16% with no other aggravating factors is punishable by up to 1 year in jail, up to $2,500 in fines, a possible Ignition Interlock Device requirement, 1 year driver’s license suspension, a minimum of 100 hours community service and a vehicle registration suspension. Having a BAC above .16 and/or having a child passenger inside the vehicle will increase penalties.

If you or someone you care about has been arrested for DUI in Chicago or the surrounding areas, contact a Chicago DUI defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mitch Furman & Associates immediately in order to protect your rights and your driving privileges.

Contact a Chicago DUI defense attorney from our firm today for a free initial consultation.

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