According to the most recent data, Illinois police make approximately 46,000 DUI arrests per year. It is further estimated that 92% of those arrested for DUI lose their driving privileges as a result of the arrest. For DUI cases involving aggravating circumstances or repeat offenders, the penalties are even more severe and may include license revocation, a felony conviction, or even a jail or prison sentence.
Simply put, even an ordinary first-time DUI puts your career, ability to meet family commitments, and reputation at risk. An aggravated or repeat offense DUI puts your freedom at risk. If you are charged with DUI you need an attorney who understands the nuances of DUI defense and will insure that both your constitutional rights and your driving privileges are protected to the maximum extent of the law.
Attorney Lance Cagle understands that the fact that you have been arrested for a DUI does not mean that you are guilty of DUI, or even that the stop of your vehicle was lawful in the first place. Mr. Cagle is committed to providing his clients with the highest level of defense in DUI cases, including thorough review and investigation of each and every aspect of the DUI arrest. This investigation routinely includes Mr. Cagle personally visiting the scene of your arrest and recreating your route of travel, as well as an exhaustive review of any video or audio from the police officer’s squad car. In special circumstances, it may include hiring an expert witness on field sobriety testing or the accuracy of a breathalyzer result.
Whatever the complexity of your case, do not let a DUI arrest cost you your driver’s license, job, reputation, or freedom without insuring that your rights are protected. If you have been charged with DUI or any other serious traffic offense, contact attorney Lance C. Cagle at (217) 379-4373 for a free consultation.