Are The Penalties For Drugged Driving Preventable?
Illinois has some of the harshest DUI laws in the country. As a first-time offender, you face jail time, a suspension of your driving privileges and steep fines. For repeat offenders, the penalties are even harsher. Losing your license will make it difficult to commute to and from work, and for those holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a DUI will almost definitely mean the loss of employment. DUI offenses can become even more complicated if they involve driving under the influence of drugs.
An experienced attorney will be able to help you navigate through these harsh penalties and even avoid them. At Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law, attorney Michael E. Baker provides thorough, aggressive defense to individuals in Cook County. He looks at your individual circumstances and crafts an approach that gives you the best outcome for preserving your driving privileges and rights.
When appropriate, Mr. Baker negotiates with opposing counsel. However, as a trial lawyer, he has extensive courtroom experience, and he is always comfortable and prepared to take your case to trial.
Unique Drugged Driving Violation Cases
In Illinois, a person may be found guilty of a DUI if he or she drives under the influence of any drug that impairs his or her ability to drive safely. Even if a person has been legally entitled to use the drug or compound in question, he or she may still be found guilty of a DUI.
In cases involving cannabis, police officers have the ability to conduct a drug test revealing the compounds in your system. Much like blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the amount of THC in your system can be quantified.
In these situations, it’s important to treat the charges as seriously as possible and retain a law firm that has decades of experience representing clients in DUI and other criminal cases.
Contact Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law Today
To schedule a free consultation and discuss your situation, call the firm’s office in Evanston or Chicago at 312-782-4640, or use the online contact form.