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DuPage County Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation

Wheaton, Illinois, Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer

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Stephen Brundage is a great lawyer. Cannot recommend him strongly enough. He is efficient and incredibly knowledgeable. You are in good hands with Stephen Brundage.

Stephen A. Brundage

DuPage County Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney for Defendants Facing Criminal Charges in Wheaton and Throughout Northern Illinois

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, you need an experienced, tenacious legal advocate on your side. I am Stephen A. Brundage, Attorney at Law and I represent clients who have been accused of driving under the influence (DUI), drug crimes, assault, and other criminal offenses. As a former police officer and a defense attorney with over three decades of experience in criminal law, I am uniquely qualified to build the best defense possible for you or your loved one.

I know that being accused of a crime does not mean that you committed the crime and am willing to fight aggressively for your freedom.

Why Choose Us?

When you need an attorney, it is important to choose a law firm with the experience and resources to obtain the best possible outcome.

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Criminal Defense

Individuals who are accused of a crime have certain rights. One of these rights is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Criminal defendants also have the right to consult with a qualified attorney. Whether you have been charged with domestic violence, theft, sexual assault, or drunk driving, I am ready to fight on your behalf. My team and I provide trustworthy, knowledgeable legal advice and powerful legal representation for clients who have been accused of criminal offenses in the Chicago region. I am also qualified to represent minors who have been charged with juvenile offenses such as underage drinking, shoplifting, assault and battery, and other crimes.

DUI and Alcohol Offenses

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you face administrative and criminal penalties. As a former law enforcement officer, I am well-versed in Illinois DUI laws. In my nine years as a police officer, I learned a great deal about blood alcohol content (BAC) testing, DUI arrest procedures, and traffic stops. I know that many DUI arrests involve improper field sobriety tests, faulty breathalyzers, lack of probable cause, and other mistakes that can make the evidence against a DUI defendant inadmissible in court. I can uncover vulnerabilities in the prosecution’s case and use flaws to strengthen my arguments in your defense.

Whenever possible, I seek to have DUI charges against my client dismissed entirely. When this is not possible, I help my clients qualify for diversionary programs and pursue other legal avenues that minimize the penalties they face.

DUI and Alcohol Offenses

Multiple DUI

Typically, a DUI is a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. However, the penalties increase for second, third, and subsequent DUI convictions. If you have been charged with drunk driving and you have been convicted of DUI in the past, representation and support from a skilled DUI defense lawyer are absolutely essential.

Felony DUI

Third, fourth, and subsequent DUI convictions are felony offenses in Illinois. A DUI may also be a felony if the driver was involved in an accident resulting in serious injury or death, did not have car insurance, or was driving on a suspended or revoked license. The penalties associated with felony DUI or aggravated DUI are much harsher than penalties for misdemeanor DUI. If convicted of aggravated DUI, you could be sentenced to several years in prison and fined up to $25,000.

Traffic Violations

Receiving a traffic citation or traffic ticket may seem like a minor concern. However, accumulating too many traffic tickets can lead to suspension of your driver’s license and other serious penalties. I am equipped to represent individuals who have been accused of traffic violations as well as those charged with reckless driving, driving with a suspended or revoked license, fleeing and eluding police, and other criminal offenses. I spent nine years in law enforcement before I became a criminal defense attorney. I know how to effectively fight traffic tickets and traffic-related criminal charges. My top priorities are protecting your rights and providing dependable legal support throughout your case.

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