Downers Grove, IL asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois

Q: 2 dui chrges-at court he was told to turn himself in on jan 26. he had like 2-3 wks to prepare. he also had 2 take a

breathelizer test. So he currently is serving time 4 the 2 dui charges. before he reported to jail he had to take that breath test for alcohol every morning for those 2-3 weeks he has been in jail like a few weeks-he was JUST told by his p.o. he tested positive one morning this was 6 days b4 going to jail. a court date is set for early march he is suppose to get released mid march. What normally happens in this situation for example would his jail time be extended? if yes, are there any other options?

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Cary Dohman
Cary Dohman
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: A lot of this depends on the facts and circumstances of the arrest and one's background. However, if an individual pleads guilty and then violates a condition of their sentence (for instance, to abstain from alcohol), then the prosecutor could file a petition to revoke the sentence and ask to have the individual sentenced to a more serious sentence. However, many times, an experienced lawyer can help to keep the current sentence in place.

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