Illinois Felony DUI

Most DUI cases are misdemeanor offenses. A misdemeanor is usually less serious than a felony, and a person can go to county jail for a misdemeanor in Illinois, but not to prison.  When an aggravating factor is present, however, a regular DUI can be elevated to a felony offense.  Common ways for a DUI to become a felony are as follows:

  • A person did not have insurance when committing the DUI.
  • A person did not have a driver’s license when committing the DUI.
  • Great bodily harm occurred because of the DUI.
  • The DUI was the person’s third DUI.

Jeremy Richey

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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