Build Your DUI Defense in Peoria IL
The repercussions of a DUI conviction can be devastating and long-lasting. If facing a conviction yourself, steep fines, driver’s license suspension, and jail time might be in your future. However, with a solid DUI defense in Peoria IL, you can potentially change the course of your DUI case. Allow Stephens Fiddes McGill & Associates, P.C. to review the circumstances surrounding your DUI charge, and we can put together a defense to help you reach the best possible legal outcome.
How We Manage DUI Cases
Don’t make the mistake of not hiring legal representation for your DUI case. Even if you cannot see a way out of charges yourself, our attorneys might be able to. And, for first-time DUIs or DUIs without physical harm or property damage, we can potentially negotiate reduced sentencing.
However, for a DUI case, it’s important to note what must be proven by prosecutors: whether you were in control of your vehicle and if you were intoxicated over the legal limit. A guilty ruling won’t hold up in court if either one of these facts cannot be proven.
After examining your case, we will either recommend negotiating reduced sentencing or provide options on how to fight your DUI charges. And for the experienced DUI attorney, we understand the best arguments against your DUI. For example:
- Illegal Stop – It is against the law for an officer to pull over a driver without due cause. Thus, if no cause for your pulling over can be established, your DUI charges lose relevancy.
- Inaccurate Breathalyzer Test – The standard breathalyzer tests the particles of breath alcohol in your lungs. And using the partition ratio, you can relate alcohol levels in your lungs to an estimate of what is in your blood. However, no two people have the same partition ratio, meaning a measurement of alcohol on the breath might not accurately reflect an individual’s actual BAC level. In conjunction with a toxicology expert, an attorney can help prove your breath alcohol testing to be inaccurate.
- Improper Field Sobriety Tests – Not all standardized field sobriety tests are 100% accurate tests of intoxication of an individual. In fact, not every test is “standardized” and recognized by the Federal Government. If one of these non-standardized tests was used with you, it could lead to the reasoning for having charges dropped.
Your Legal Advocates
A DUI defense in Peoria IL might not be something you need, and Stephens Fiddes McGill & Associates is thankful for that. However, there are numerous other legal issues individuals and families face every day. It’s the job of our attorneys to provide you with answers or solutions to your legal woes. Some of our legal practice areas include:
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Bankruptcy Law
- Personal Injury
- Workers’ Comp
- Traffic Law
- Social Security Disability
- Probate Law
- Real Estate Law
Give Us a Call
If facing DUI charges, don’t let them drag you down. Get an experienced DUI defense for Peoria IL from the professionals at Stephens Fiddes McGill & Associates, P.C., today. You can contact us at 309-637-5297 for a free case evaluation. Also, we are located at 456 Fulton St, Ste 222, Peoria, IL 61602.