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Being charged with a crime in Chicago is a serious matter with often long-lasting consequences. You need to have an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate advocate with strong legal skills as your attorney. 

You need a relentless criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights, give you their full attention, and represent you aggressively with their experience and knowledge to obtain the best possible result for you.
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First Time DUI Charges

If you face DUI charges for the first time, you are probably worried and scared about what may happen next. DUI charges are a serious offense and can come with life-changing penalties. The best thing you can do following a first time DUI arrest is contact Ktenas Law.

Our team has the knowledge and experience to handle your case from start to finish. We have helped hundreds of first time offenders in Chicago and ensured they got the best result for their case. Contact us today so we can start building your defense!

Felony DUI Charges

Felony DUI charges are not something to be taken lightly. The penalties for these types of charges include hefty fines and prison time. If you have been charged with a felony DUI, you need the experienced team at Ktenas Law representing you.

Defending clients facing felony charges in Chicago is something that we have extensive experience doing. We know exactly how to handle each case to get our clients the best outcome possible.

Underage DUI Charges

An underage DUI charge can result in lifelong consequences for young adults. We are here to help in these situations. We know how to ensure that one mistake by a young person will not ruin their life. 

If you or your child is facing an underage DUI charge in Chicago, contact Ktenas Law today. Our team will help you understand the charges and answer any questions you have. The best defense for a DUI starts today!


What Happens if You are Pulled Over for DUI?
An officer may stop a vehicle for a traffic violation or for probable cause, suspicion, or unusual operation in Illinois. The officer will request your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. If the officer suspects you are under the influence, they will ask you to perform field sobriety tests or take a breathalyzer. Based on the test results, if there is probable cause, you will be placed under arrest for DUI and taken to the police station.
What are the penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Illinois?
Most first-time DUI offenses are handled as Class A misdemeanors, with possible penalties of $2,500 in fine and up to one year of jail time. A conviction will often result in a one-year revocation of your driving privileges as well. While jail time is a possibility, most first-time DUI convictions do not end up having to serve time. In fact, there are various programs that are designed to help first-time DUI offenders without jail time or loss of driving privileges.
How Does a Breathalyzer Work?
In Illinois do not have the right to speak to an attorney before testing, but you can refuse testing. If you do so, your license will automatically be suspended. If you take the test, and it shows that your blood alcohol content is above the legal limit your license will also be suspended. The officer may additionally request a blood or urine test. A breathalyzer test is a small device with a tube on it. You blow into the tube and the device will then show how much alcohol is in your blood. If your blood alcohol level is .08 or more, or other drugs are found in your system through blood or urine screenings, you will be subject to a statutory suspension of your license for 6 to 12 months.
What Happens if You Refuse Breath or Field Sobriety Tests?
If you refuse to take to a chemical test in Illinois, you will have your driver's license suspended for 1 year. After 31 days, if you're eligible, you may be able to get a Monitoring Device Driver Permit (MDDP), which allows you to continue to drive if you install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIIID) in your vehicle. A subsequent offense within five years of the original offense receives a three-year suspension without the opportunity to apply for an MDDP.
Why Should You Get a Lawyer for a DUI?
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious charge with very severe penalties. It is essential to hire an attorney that will help guide you throughout the court process. The prosecutor will do everything they can to obtain evidence and convict you. You need an experienced DUI attorney on your side who will work hard to advocate on your behalf. We promise to do everything in our power to get you the best result possible for the charges you are facing. Do not wait to contact us, we are ready to build your defense starting today!

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