Drunk Driving Arrests Have Widely Varying Resolutions
Working With An Experienced DUI Attorney Gives You An Advantage
In Nashville, Washington County and throughout Southern Illinois, police and prosecutors are coming down harder on people accused of drinking and driving. The penalties for driving under the influence (DUI), sometimes referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI), are becoming increasingly severe. If you have been charged with DUI, your future is at risk.
Representation From A Trusted Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
I am Nashville DUI defense lawyer Tom Speedie. Throughout my career, I have been heavily involved in drunk driving law. I frequently lecture on this topic to fellow lawyers. I have held prominent positions in DUI-related legal organizations such as the Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts Section and the National College for DUI Defense. When you choose me to defend you against drinking and driving charges, you can be confident that your case is in good hands and that your rights will be protected.
Potential DUI Punishments
Anyone who is convicted of a DUI faces a range of punishments. These punishments depend on your driving history. Your first DUI will be treated differently than subsequent DUI arrests. Punishments could potentially include:
- Months or years of jail time
- Large monetary fines
- Mandatory enrollment in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program
- Installation of an ignition interlock system
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
Do not take DUI charges lightly. Do not attempt to handle them on your own, without the help of a trusted attorney. It may seem that the prosecutor wants to work with you, but the prosecutor’s job is to obtain a conviction, not to look out for your interests.
I will look out for your interests and protect your rights. I will design a DUI defense strategy that may involve attacking evidence obtained through breath tests and field sobriety tests. I will work hard to minimize or eliminate the consequences of the drunk driving charge.