Labor Day weekend is almost upon us, and if you’re just counting down the last few hours in your cubicle until the long weekend is here, you’re probably thinking about the fun things you’re hoping to do this weekend. Maybe you plan on catching up with friends and family, or maybe you’re just planning on kicking back and relaxing. However, you plan to spend the long weekend, if alcohol is involved, make sure you don’t get behind the wheel and drive.
Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends on the roads in Illinois and across the US. Weather conditions are still ideal, meaning people can travel at faster speeds, and the long weekend gives people more opportunities to consume alcohol. Coupled with the fact that there will be more drivers on the road, and you can see it could be a recipe for DUI disaster.
Illinois police have already announced that they will be conducting extra DUI enforcement throughout the long weekend as part of the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Alongside extra patrols on major roads, police across the state have also announced a number of DUI checkpoint locations, so they will be doing everything they can to keep inebriated drivers off the road.
Arrested For DUI In Illinois
Despite all these warnings, we know that hundreds of people across the state will be arrested for DUI this weekend. Mistakes happen, but what you do after this mistake is what can make or break your case. If you’ve been arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, one of the first things you need to do is to call a criminal defense lawyer. Not only will a lawyer be able to secure your release (which can sometimes be difficult over holiday weekends), but they can pour over the facts and develop a defense that can help you achieve the best outcome possible.
We know people are hesitant to hire a lawyer after a DUI charge, especially if they are already facing a financial hit from the potential fine amount, but oftentimes a lawyer can pay for themselves in what they can offer you. Aside from the obvious fact that you won’t have to pay a fine if your lawyer successfully gets the charge dropped, they could save you a lot of money if they can get the charge reduced during a plea deal. The difference between a DUI charge and a reckless driving charge may not seem big to you, but it can greatly reduce your fine amount, allow you to keep your license and save you thousands of dollars in the form of negated automobile insurance increases. Car insurance coverage will get expensive with a DUI on your record, so don’t ignore the hidden costs of a DUI.
To help with this process, Brett Appelman and the team at Appelman & Lloyd offer a free strategy session for any individual charged with a crime who wants more information about how they should move forward with their case. This meeting allows you the opportunity to sit down with a lawyer, talk about your case, and learn about your options. If you choose to move forward with us by your side, we’ll get to work on building your defense and putting you in a good light with the court. If you’re going to contest the charge, you’ll need a professional in your corner who knows the best ways to challenge every aspect of your arrest. We’ve done it for countless clients in the past, and we can do it for you after a Labor Day DUI arrest.
So if you are interested in setting up that free strategy session, or someone you know has just been arrested for DWI and you’re looking for advice, reach out to Brett and his experienced team today at (630) 717-7801. You can also set up that free strategy session by clicking this link and filling out the form on the right side of that page. Let us help you out of this difficult situation. Contact Appelman & Lloyd today for more information.