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A DUI in Illinois is usually a misdemeanor offense, but there are special circumstances that can cause a DUI charge to be upgraded to a felony. Most felony DUI charges result when an individual is a repeat offender. If you have two or more prior DUI dispositions in your background, a DUI arrest will most likely result in a Class 2 Felony charge.

The experienced DUI defense attorneys at the Dohman Law Group can help you navigate the specifics of your case to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of a felony DUI conviction. An individual charged with a Felony DUI is facing serious penalties, including:

  • Felony conviction
  • Up to 3 to 7 years in prison (or more if four prior DUIs)
  • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Up to 480 hours of community service
  • Revocation of driving privileges for more than one year

Because of the devastating penalties that accompany a Felony DUI conviction, we strongly recommend that you employ the services of a skilled and experienced DUI attorney at the Dohman Law Group to help you secure the best possible result in your individual case.

A felony charge can also be pursued in cases of “aggravated” DUI, in which a person is Driving Under the Influence and is:

  • Driving while their driving privileges are suspended or revoked
  • Driving while they do not have a valid driver’s license
  • Driving while the vehicle was not covered by an insurance policy
  • Involved in an accident resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disability to another
  • Involved in an accident resulting in bodily harm to a child under the age of 16
  • Driving a school bus with one or more passengers on board

The potential sentences and penalties for Felony DUIs range based on the facts and circumstances of each case. Contact us now for a free consultation to discuss how to avoid these potentially devastating penalties!


Cary was kind, sincere and very knowledgeable about every aspect of the law. He kept my son from doing jail time for 3 offenses. Yes, we hired him again for another problem. The DUI’s and battery charges were dropped. We can’t thank Mr. Cary Dohman enough!

– Julie

I could not be happier with Cary Dohman. I was charged with a second DUI, and he was able to get all charges dismissed! During the processes, I had to stand up before a judge, and I was told “you are lucky to have to have him, he did all the right work to protect you.” My situation would have been a nightmare without him.

– Past Client

I hired a lawyer that stood me up and I found Cary and read his reviews and became interested. I called Cary and explained my situation and he got straight to business. He informed me everything that I needed to do, and he didn’t make a promise that he was unable to keep.

– Petralin

Cary was unlike other lawyers I’ve known in the past as he genuinely listens and cares. He promptly returned phone calls and discussed issues with me before, during and after the trial.

– Ed

This was my first time getting arrested. This was my first DUI. I’m pursuing a career in the healthcare field and needed to fix my mistake. However, I didn’t fix my mistake. Cary Dohman did.

– Erin

Cary is an exceptional lawyer. He explained the whole court process to me with patience and great detail. I cannot thank him enough for calming my nerves. His expertise and knowledge won my case.

– Joelle