I was arrested for a DUI in Illinois. Is it a misdemeanor or a felony?

Answer: In Illinois, the charge for a first offense DUI conviction is a Class A misdemeanor.

In most cases, the second offense will also be considered a Class A misdemeanor.

However, if you should have three DUI convictions, or if someone was seriously injured in your DUI accident, you will generally be charged with a Class 2 felony (or possibly a Class 3 or 4 Felony depending on the extent of bodily harm).

Obviously, these are serious charges that have lifelong consequences and penalties.  

Learn more

Follow the links below to get additional information regarding DUI laws and penalties in Illinois.

FEATURED LISTINGS FROM NOLO
Swipe to view more

Protect Yourself. Talk to a Lawyer About Your Case

Enter Your Zip Code to Connect with a Lawyer Serving Your Area

How it Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you
FACING A DUI?

Talk to a DUI Defense attorney

We've helped 115 clients find attorneys today.

How It Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you