Edwardsville, IL DUI Lawyers

Regardless of the circumstances, receiving a DUI can be an extremely traumatic experience. Your freedom, finances, record, and reputation are all on the line, which is why it is critical that you get in touch with a lawyer in your area as soon as possible who can effectively defend you against the charges! We at MRLS (M. Reid Legal Solutions) have your back and are skilled at winning. We can defend your rights and provide you with an explanation of your options. You are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty!

It is important to act quickly when facing a DUI charge. Give us a call right now to arrange a free consultation with one of our Edwardsville DUI lawyers and go over your options.

Edwardsville DUI Lawyers

DUI Penalties

Conviction is a serious matter that ought to be avoided at all costs. Depending on the details of your case, you could be facing jail time, fines, and many other consequences. In any case, a DUI will remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life.

If you are a first-time offender, you may serve up to one year in jail, pay between $500 and $2,500, and have your license suspended for 6 months.

If you have a prior conviction or caused an accident, you could face up to a year in jail, pay up to $5,000, and have your license suspended for up to 2 years.

In any situation, conviction can make it difficult to find employment or housing and lead to higher insurance rates or even a canceled insurance policy.

Our Edwardsville DUI lawyers understand that a mistake shouldn’t define your future. Let us help you fight and win your conviction!

Potential Defenses

The prosecution must prove that you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in order to convict you of a DUI. They could try a number of different approaches. They can prove that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeded the legal limit. A field sobriety test can be used against you to prove that you failed. They can show that you failed a breathalyzer. They may provide witness testimony to support the claim that you were impaired.

A DUI charge is often based on circumstantial evidence (not direct evidence). For example, field sobriety tests are often inaccurate and can be affected by many factors, like weight. Depending on the facts of your case, our Edwardsville DUI lawyers may find that there isn’t enough evidence to convict you or that the arrest had issues that may result in the charges being dropped.

Some of these issues include:

  • Lack of probable cause to pull you over
  • Failure to read you your Miranda rights
  • Incorrectly administering a field sobriety test
  • The breathalyzer test not being calibrated correctly
  • Non-refusal of a chemical test by you
  • Your lack of intoxication
  • And more.

No matter the situation—pulled over, accident, or injury—we will build a defense that maximizes your chances of success.

Choose Our Edwardsville DUI Lawyers To Represent You

With over 26 years of experience, Michael Reid Legal Solutions has been serving Illinois and Missouri for more than 20 years. Over the years, we have represented thousands of clients facing criminal charges, including DUIs. Due to our intimate knowledge of state DUI laws and the local court systems, we can give you a significant advantage in court!

We’ll thoroughly examine the circumstances of your arrest, leaving no stone unturned, and collect all of the information we need to prepare the most solid defense possible. In some circumstances, we will be able to get the charges dropped or drastically reduced; in others, we will be able to arrange a plea agreement that will decrease the impact of the DUI on your life. In any case, you may be confident that you are our first priority!

At MLRS, we understand your concerns, but we are here to reassure you that you have the right representation on your side. We will communicate with you clearly so you can be confident in the path ahead. For more information about your case, contact our team today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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