New Illinois DUI Law
Illionis DUI Felony Law:
Felony DUI convictions for drivers without valid license or insurance!
An aggravated DUI statute, effective January 1, 2006, makes it a Class 4 Felony to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs if the driver
- does not have a valid driver’s license, permit, restricted driving permit or judicial driving permit, or
- knew or should have known that the vehicle was not covered by liability insurance
Class 4 Felonies are punishable by a term of not less than one, and up to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, a fine of up to $25,000, or thirty months probation. Felony convictions are not eligible for supervision, and result in automatic revocation of driving privileges.
Drivers charged with felonies are ineligible for I-bonds or D-bonds at the police station, and will remain in police custody until they appear before a judge.
The GOOD NEWS is that defenses may be available to clients charged with the Felony offense of aggravated DUI, whether first time or repeat offenders.