Felony DUI (Aggravated DUI)

In this detailed exploration, Andy Sotiropoulos & Associates navigate through the various circumstances that can lead to an Aggravated DUI charge, shedding light on the legal intricacies and potential penalties associated with each scenario.

Felony DUI (Aggravated DUI) 

DUI in Illinois is normally a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or up to $2,500.00 in fines. In certain limited cases though it’s charged as a FELONY known as AGGRAVATED DUI (listed below).
‍• Third or subsequent DUI (Class 2 felony; penalties vary according to offense).
• DUI committed while driving a school bus carrying one or more persons age 18or younger (Class 4 felony).
• DUI committed while driving a vehicle for hire carrying one or more passengers (Class 4 felony).
•DUI resulting in great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement (Class 4 felony). Revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of two years.
• 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. The revocation period is determined by offense.
• DUI resulting in a death (Class 2 felony). Revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of two years from the effective date of the revocation or from the date of release from incarceration for the offense.
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