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Warrenville Man Gets Six Years Following Fatal DUI Crash 

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Illinois DUI defense lawyerA fatal drunk driving accident in Illinois has led to a six-year prison sentence for a man from Warrenville. This case is a prime example of how drunk driving crashes involving serious injuries or death can result in severe consequences. As such, it is crucial that the accused seek counsel from a DuPage DUI attorney. This can ensure the defendants rights are protected, and may even result in a decreased sentence or a dismissal of all charges. 

About the Accident

According to authorities, the Warrenville man lost control of his vehicle and swerved off the road into a bank of trees on the night of April 25th, 2013. His passenger suffered a critical injury to the head, as well as other injuries, and later passed away in the hospital. Another woman, also from Warrenville, was also fatally injured in the crash. 

At the time of the accident, the man’s BAC was allegedly determined to be 0.135, which is nearly twice the legal limit. He was arrested the day after the accident and was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI that led to a death. He pleaded guilty to his aggravated drunk driving charges and was sentenced to six years of imprisonment. 

When You Are Accused of a Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

If you were involved in an accident and you were accused of driving under the influence, it’s imperative that you obtain legal representation for your case. This is especially critical if other passengers, drivers, or pedestrians were injured as a result of the accident.  

The police and local authorities tend to take such cases very seriously. They often attempt to move the case along quickly, sometimes to the point of infringing on the rights of the accused, to make an arrest. Do not let the authorities intimidate you into giving up your rights. Remain silent, request an attorney before you agree to any form of testing, and seek experienced assistance with your case immediately. 

Contact Our Experienced Illinois DUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for suspicion of a DUI, contact Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, and obtain the representation you deserve. Dedicated to your best interest, our Illinois DUI attorney will fight to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible for your situation. Call us at 847-253-3400 and schedule your personalized consultation today. We proudly serve Arlington Heights and the surrounding areas throughout Cook, Lake, McHenry, and DuPage Counties. 

Source:

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf

 

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