Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs (DUI)
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs is a serious offense and the procedures, laws, and penalties in Illinois frequently change. DUIs have far reaching consequences including the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, increased insurance premiums, hefty fines, and jail or prison time. This is why it is of the upmost importance to hire an experienced and knowledgeable criminal attorney to handle your case.
Having an office located in Bloomington, Illinois gives The Law Office of Robert J. Carter the unique opportunity to represent students attending several local colleges including: Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College and Lincoln College. There are five different policing agencies patrolling the Bloomington-Normal area, which can make it relatively easy for students to get caught and arrested for violations while attending school, especially if they are away from home for the first time and attempting to “sew their wild oats”. While a violation may seem minor at the time, a conviction could affect current college careers, financial aid eligibility, driving privileges, and future employment opportunities in a competitive job market.
Felonies are the most serious criminal offenses for which a sentence of one year or more in the Illinois Department of Corrections is permitted. When it comes to protecting your rights, your livelihood and your future, it is not wise to attempt to navigate the justice system alone. Having years of experience in the criminal courtrooms in Central Illinois allows attorney Robert Carter to have a comprehensive understanding on how the prosecution may build their case against you.
While a misdemeanor violation may not seem serious, any conviction marring your record could have far reaching consequences on your future. Attempting to resolve a case on your own without a full understanding of the law could subject you to unexpected penalties.