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DuPage County DUI Resulting in Death Defense Lawyers

Elmhurst DUI Defense Attorney

Attorneys Representing Oak Brook Clients in Fatal Drunk Driving Cases

There are not many states in the nation with DUI laws more stringent than those in Illinois. Determined to curb DUI-related accidents and fatalities on the state's roadways, prosecutors are serious about bringing DUI offenders to court to face life-altering consequences, especially when a death occurs. If you are arrested for DUI resulting in death, your life and family will be drastically impacted.

An attorney experienced in DUIs involving a death is essential to the protection of your rights and avoiding harsh penalties. For over 25 years, the attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. have offered effective and affordable legal representation for DUI charges involving death for clients.

Charges for DUI Resulting in Death in Illinois

The vast majority of DUI arrests in Illinois involve alcohol. Because alcohol is a depressant, many DUI drivers are subject to falling asleep at the wheel, running red lights, hit and run accidents, driving in the improper lane, speeding, reckless driving, property damage, and serious car accidents. When drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs cause an accident that leads to the death of a passenger riding with them, or someone in another car, or a pedestrian, the Class 2 felony DUI charge may bring other serious criminal charges, such as vehicular manslaughter or reckless homicide. An aggravated DUI resulting in death may be punishable by:

  • Three to 14 years in prison, in the case of the death of one person.
  • Six to 28 years in prison, in the case of the death of two or more people.
  • A fine of up to $25,000.
  • The revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of two years from the effective date of the revocation, or from the date of release from incarceration for the offense.

DUI resulting in death or reckless homicide will cause the seizure or impound of your vehicle, suspension or revocation of driving privileges, and escalated charges for a previous conviction of reckless homicide or aggravated DUI involving death or great bodily harm.

Contact a DuPage County DUI Defense Lawyer

The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. are skilled in navigating the myriad legalities and consequences of DUIs resulting in death. We are focused on negating or reducing your charges, fines, and penalties, which can be devastating. When you entrust your case to us, you can be assured of diligent, aggressive, and effective legal defense on your behalf. Contact an Elmhurst fatal DUI defense attorney at 630-472-9700 for a free initial consultation. We provide legal representation in Wheaton, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Lombard, Westchester, DuPage County and surrounding areas.

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