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Man Charged in Fatal DUI- Was Also Texting While Driving

By The Toney Law Firm  Apr. 12, 2011 3:44p

February 6th – A man under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs struck and killed a pedestrian while texting and driving.

The 40-year-old resident of the Chicago area and restaurateur was charged with aggravated DUI for prescription drugs (the painkiller Hydrocodone), aggravated DUI for alcohol, aggravated DUI for drugs and alcohol, and aggravated DUI for having a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08% and, four counts of reckless homicide, according to police. In Illinois, aggravated DUI is a Class 2 felony, which is punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison with a conviction.

The driver was released from jail following his arrest after posting $25,000 for the $250,000 bond last Thursday. If you have been arrested for DUI in Chicago or the surrounding areas, it would be in your best interests to speak with a skilled and knowledgeable Chicago DUI attorney as early as possible.

Chicago DUI Defense Lawyer Protecting Your Rights

Often times, the individuals that are arrested for DUI are ordinary citizens who do not have a previous criminal history. Anybody can be charged for DUI, including businessmen, doctors, lawyers, law enforcement and even soccer moms. Many of these people have spouses and/or children depending upon them for support, shelter and care. If you have been arrested for DUI, it's extremely important that you hire a DUI defense attorney as soon as possible.

At The Toney Law Firm, we work heavily with DUI cases in Chicago and the surrounding areas. With our knowledge and expertise, we will use our investigative tools to challenge the prosecution and any evidence against you. We understand the challenges that you face and how much you stand to lose if convicted. Our initial consultation is free of charge, so contact a Chicago DUI defense attorney from our firm today!

Contact a Chicago DUI defense lawyer from our firm for a free initial consultation if you are facing DUI charges.

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