Protecting Your Rights Following A DUI Charge

If you're driving home after a night out with friends or your spouse and you see the flashing lights of a police cruiser in your rearview mirror, you know that you're going to need help.

For many people, an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) spells more than just a fine or a night in jail. If convicted, you could lose your driving privileges and be subject to fines, inflated insurance premiums and numerous other consequences that can seriously disrupt your life.

Hiring The Right Attorney

With so much at stake, it makes sense to consult an attorney after being charged with DUI. At my law office, Nick Kujawa, Attorney at Law, I offer straightforward assessments of what you're up against. By gathering all the facts, we can work together to determine the best course of action, whether that means pursuing a plea agreement or taking the fight to trial.

DUI: It Can Happen To Anyone

I have helped numerous people, both residents of Belleville and those from outside the region, protect their driving privileges and negotiate plea agreements, all while preparing a strong defense.

Each criminal defense case presents unique challenges, but common concerns many clients face include:

  • Retaining a driver's license
  • Challenging a field sobriety, blood or Breathalyzer test
  • Keeping a clean driving record
  • Avoiding an increase in insurance premiums
  • Staying out of jail
  • Avoiding steep fines
  • Minimizing exposure and public embarrassment

DUI And Other Traffic Violations

Although DUI is a common offense, numerous other traffic violations carry stiff penalties if you are convicted. From reckless driving to speeding, the risks of simply pleading guilty to the charges can affect you in ways you may not realize.

For truck drivers and others operating commercial vehicles, a DUI or serious traffic violation may jeopardize the status of their commercial driver's license (CDL). I frequently work with trucking companies and their drivers to defend against these types of charges. With experience, in-depth understanding of the law and an established reputation with the area courts, I can help you fight your charges.

Speak With A Lawyer After An Arrest

It's important to act quickly when dealing with criminal charges. If you have been arrested on suspected DUI, don't hesitate to contact Nick Kujawa, Attorney at Law. I protect the rights of drivers in Belleville and throughout southern Illinois.

Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 618-589-1721 or toll free at 800-546-2308. You can also send me an email by filling out an online contact form. In working with your schedule, we are happy to discuss your case over the phone, in person or via Facetime.