9 Crystal Road, Suite 240, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-854-8700
Owens Law, LLC

DUI Reckless Homicide Defense Attorney in McHenry County, Illinois

Huntley reckless homicide defense attorney

Criminal Attorney for DUI Resulting in Death Charges in Kane County and Cook County

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious criminal charge that can incur heavy fines and other penalties. Negligent operation of a vehicle resulting in the death of an individual is known as reckless homicide. This is typically charged as a Class 3 Felony. However, if the driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) level that is above the legal limit, it is an aggravating circumstance that can upgrade the charge to a Class 2 Felony. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI and reckless homicide, the consequences for conviction could be very severe. For this reason, it is important to speak to a skilled criminal defense attorney with particular skill in this area of the law.

At Owens Law, LLC, we have over 20 years of experience dealing with DUI and reckless homicide charges and a strong track record of securing positive outcomes for clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois. As a former assistant state's attorney, our lawyer has in-depth knowledge of the common tactics law enforcement and prosecutors use in such cases. His experience serving as lead counsel and obtaining winning verdicts in trials involving first-degree murder and capital punishment demonstrates his ability to provide skilled defense against the most serious criminal charges.

From the beginning of the case, we adopt a meticulous and aggressive approach. We perform an extensive investigation to gather all the important evidence that bolsters your case, and we put our experience to work to identify any and all weaknesses in the case that can be challenged.

Penalties for DUI and Reckless Homicide

Illinois drivers can be charged with DUI if their BAC is .08 or above. If this is the case and your driving results in the death of another individual, law enforcement will likely charge you with DUI and reckless homicide. However, even if your BAC is below .08, you may still be charged with a Class 2 Felony if law enforcement deems that you were too intoxicated to safely operate a vehicle. A conviction for reckless driving while intoxicated can carry stiff penalties, including revocation of your driver's license, fines of up to $25,000, and several years in prison.

Prosecutors typically press for maximum penalties against those convicted of DUI and reckless homicide. That is why it is essential to have a strong defense crafted by an attorney that understands how to win these types of cases. At Owens Law, LLC, we stand ready to challenge the prosecution at every turn. We aggressively assert your constitutional rights, and we explore every legal avenue toward securing a favorable outcome. For a personalized consultation with our experienced criminal defense attorney, contact our office today at 847-854-8700.

We serve clients across Northern Illinois, including the areas of Lake County, McHenry County, Cook County DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, and Rockford.

Owens Law, LLC
9 Crystal Road, Suite 240, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
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