Elgin, Illinois DUI Defense Attorney
Experienced and Personalized Representation for DUI Arrests in Kane County
When you are arrested for a DUI in Illinois, it can be quite costly in numerous ways. The state takes DUI cases very seriously and will prosecute them aggressively. A conviction is likely to remain on your record for a long time, raising your insurance rates and potentially affecting many other areas of your life. With so much at stake and the ample resources of the state bearing down on you, it is important to have a strong advocate in your corner.
I am Kane County DUI attorney Brian J. Mirandola. I have practiced criminal defense in this county for over 15 years, seven of them as assistant county prosecutor. I prosecuted hundreds of DUI cases in my years working with the county, and I have an in-depth understanding of the Illinois drunk driving laws and the tactics used by the District Attorney’s office to gain convictions. I put this experience to work to help my clients secure the best possible outcome in their case. I do not offer false hope; what I do offer is an aggressive defense of your DUI case working tirelessly to help bring it to a successful conclusion. I work with each client personally and I am available to contact whenever you have questions or concerns.
I handle a wide range of DUI cases, working to develop the most effective strategy for each individual situation. Some of the more common situations I deal with include:
First-time DUI Offenders: If it is your first offense for DUI, it is not likely you will go to jail. However, you may have your license suspended, which can cause major inconvenience and even impact your employment if you happen to use your vehicle for work. I can help you get your license re-instated at the first possible opportunity, which is the administrative hearing.
DUI Repeat Offenses: A first time DUI conviction is bad enough, but a second (or multiple) conviction is far worse; including heavier, mandatory jail time and license suspension/revocation. To avoid these consequences, it is important to do everything possible to avoid another conviction.
Aggravated Felony DUIs: A felony DUI is a more serious charge occurring if this is your third DUI arrest, you were driving with a suspended/revoked license or there was death or great bodily harm involved in the incident. Penalties for an aggravated DUI start at $2,500 in fines, mandatory jail time, and loss of license for 10 years.
Drug-Related DUI Charges: DUI drug charges can occur if you are either impaired by drugs to the point of being unable to safely operate a vehicle or if you are simply operating a vehicle with drugs in your system. Conviction for either can draw severe penalties, and I work hard to help my clients avoid this outcome.
Illinois Ignition Interlock Mandates: In certain instances, it may be mandated that you install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) in your vehicle. With this device installed, you must first blow into the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) meter and show the machine that you are at or below the maximum allowed alcohol level before starting the vehicle. The BAIID is usually mandated in cases involving multiple DUIs, reckless homicide and driving with a suspended/revoked license.
Whatever your circumstance, as an experienced Kane County DUI attorney, I can help you craft a strong defense strategy by examining any and all weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Contact my office today for your free consultation. The Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola defend clients for DUIs in Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County and McHenry County in Illinois.