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DuPage County criminal charges defense lawyer prison jail timeWhen you are charged with a criminal offense, your best course of action is to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight the charge. In some cases, however, going to jail is inevitable. This could be because the court has found you guilty of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt or because you accepted a plea bargain, which permits you to plead guilty to a lesser offense than your original charge.

Going to jail is not the end of your life. It is not pleasant; it is something to get through. And getting through your incarceration is much easier if you go into jail with knowledge about what to expect and be prepared for what your time in prison will entail.

Get Your Finances in Order

When you are incarcerated, you cannot manage your own finances. If you are married, make sure your spouse can access all of your accounts while you are unavailable to do so. Otherwise, have your attorney take over your financial affairs for you. The person in charge of your finances while you are in jail is the one who can disburse money to your account at the prison commissary.

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DUI conviction, Naperville DUI lawyers, go to jail, jail for DUI, DUI conviction, DUI chargeIf you are charged with DUI in Illinois, jail time is always a possibility. DUI charges can be very different from each other. In most cases, a first or second DUI is charged as a misdemeanor. Still, there are circumstances that can make this a felony charge.

Relevant factors that can alter a DUI charge include:

  • Whether you have been convicted of DUI before;
  • How long ago you were previously convicted of DUI;
  • Whether your actions caused another person to suffer death or bodily harm;
  • Whether you were transporting a child under the age of 16 at the time of the arrest;
  • Whether you refused to take a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC); and
  • Your BAC at the time of your arrest.

For Your First DUI, you Probably Will Not Face Jail Time

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