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Facing DUI charges in Chicago? Our Chicago DUI attorney is here to help you navigate the legal complexities, ensuring your rights are protected throughout the process.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

More information about our Chicago DUI Attorneys

Understanding DUI Charges in Chicago

If you're charged with a DUI in Chicago, comprehending the severity and potential consequences is crucial. As Chicago DUI lawyers, we provide the guidance you need during this challenging time. DUI, an offense involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, carries significant penalties. These can include license suspension, fines, and even jail time, impacting both your personal and professional life. Our role is to help you understand these consequences and prepare an effective defense strategy.

Navigating Legal Consequences

The penalties for a DUI conviction in Chicago vary based on the offense number. For a first conviction, you face a minimum one-year driving privilege suspension, fines, and possible jail time. A second conviction increases the severity, including a minimum five-year revocation of driving privileges and mandatory jail time or community service. As your DUI attorney in Chicago IL, we're committed to providing you with a robust defense, aiming to mitigate these penalties and protect your future.

Your Advocate in Challenging Times

Dealing with a DUI charge can be overwhelming. With our guidance as your DUI attorney Chicago, you don't have to face it alone. We understand the intricacies of DUI laws and will work tirelessly to defend your rights. Our approach is tailored to your unique situation, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome. Remember, a DUI charge doesn't have to define your future. With the right legal support, you can navigate this challenge and move forward.

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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Chicago DUI Attorneys

Defense Against Suspension of Your License in Chicago

In this article, our Chicago DUI attorneys discuss the rights you have if you find yourself pulled over on suspicion for a DUI in Chicago. We explain your rights and what you should and do NOT have to say to an officer. IUt's also important to know you're rights if you've been charged with a DUI. If you fail to file a Petition for Hearing within 90 days of your arrest, your right to a hearing will be waived.  Within 30 days of the filing date you will receive a date for your hearing. During this hearing, some questions to expect are:

  • Did the officer have probable cause to pull you over?
  • Did you receive the proper legally required statutory summary suspension warnings? 
  • Was a proper arrest made? 
  • Did you actually fail the breathalyzer?

Read more about what to do if you're pulled over for a DUI from our Chicago DUI attorneys.

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Aggravated DUIs in Chicago

Read more about the about the Illinois DUI laws from Chicago criminal defense attorneys.

When faced with a DUI, there are important points you need to know. 

  • If you receive a DUI, it's possible the charges can be reduced or dismissed 
  • If the court allows neither, supervision is possible which enables you to keep your licenses along with a conviction off your record

The caveat to this is that you are required to complete everything the court requests in regards to their terms for supervision. This could include alcohol evaluations and classes in addition to fines that can be a condition to receiving court supervision.  If you are granted court supervision, your case will be dismissed once supervision and all court requirements are met, usually in up to 12 months.  

After a second DUI, circumstances become more difficult and you lose any eligibility for court supervision and the revocation of your license is a certainty.  Charges escalate exponentially, if you a repeat offender and it is crucial to know that receiving a third DUI is considered a felony in the state of Illinois.  If you're faced with one or more DUI's it is imperative to have an experienced and skilled attorney to fight for your rights.  Our Chicago DUI attorneys will give your case the attention and detail it vitally needs to put you in the best position to overcome charges against you.

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