Penalties for Aggravated DUI/DWI in Illinois
Any DUI offense resulting in a felony charge is classified as Aggravated DUI. Any mandatory term of imprisonment or community service is not subject to suspension or reduction. Any person sentenced to probation or conditional discharge must also serve a minimum of 480 hours of community service or 10 days imprisonment.
Aggravated DUI includes the following offenses:
• Third or subsequent DUI (Class 2 felony: penalties vary according to offense)
• DUI committed while driving a school bus carrying persons age 18 or younger (Class 4 felony)
• DUI resulting in great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement (Class 4 felony)
• Second or subsequent DUI committed while transporting a child under age 16 (Class 2 felony: penalties vary according to offense)
• DUI committed while transporting a child under age 16 and involved in a crash that resulted in bodily harm to the child (Class 2 felony: penalties vary according to offense)
• DUI committed without a valid driver’s license or permit (Class 4 felony)
• DUI committed without vehicle liability insurance (Class 4 felony)
• DUI committed after a previous conviction for reckless homicide while DUI or Aggravated DUI involving a death
(Class 3 felony)
• DUI committed in a school zone while the restricted speed limit is in effect and involved in a crash that resulted in bodily harm (Class 4 felony)
• DUI committed while revoked or suspended for DUI, reckless homicide, or leaving the scene of a personal injury or death (Class 4 felony). Any penalty imposed is in addition to the penalty for any subsequent DUI violation. Revocation period determined by offense.
• DUI resulting in a death (Class 2 felony). Revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of 2 years from the effective date of the revocation or from the date of release from incarceration of the offense.
To get more information after you or a family member has been charged with DUI/DWI or a traffic citation call the Giacoletto Law Firm at 618-346-8841 or toll free at 888-346-8841 to speak today with an experienced Madison or St. Clair County criminal attorney centrally located in Collinsville.
Source: 2013 Illinois DUI Fact Book, Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State; www.cyberdriveillinois.com
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