As an attorney practicing DUI, Criminal, and Juvenile law in Lake County, Illinois for over twenty years, William Margolin is committed to first class legal representation of his clients both in and out of court. William Margolin is a former Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney in the Traffic, Misdemeanor, Juvenile and Felony Divisions. He gained years of experience as a prosecutor which he now uses to defend his accused clients.
In the case of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Class A Misdemeanor), the penalty could be up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.00 If convicted, the individual’s driver’s license will be revoked (permanently taken away unless successful at a subsequent administrative hearing) by the Illinois Secretary of State. However, depending on an individual’s driving history, facts of the case and other mitigating factors, an individual may be able to avoid such a conviction.
Other concerns related to a DUI charge include whether the accused submitted to or refused chemical testing and whether as a result, his/her driver’s license is subject to a statutory summery suspension imposed by the Illinois Secretary of State. In such a case, if suspended, one may be eligible for a MDDP (permit) for the majority of the suspension period if certain criteria is met.
William Margolin has appeared in courthouses in Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties defending individuals charged with DUI traffic and criminal offenses for the past two decades.If you have been charged in a criminal case and are seeking legal representation, William Margolin will consult with you by phone or in person at no cost and offer you the experienced advise you need at this difficult time in your life.
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