Experienced Schaumburg Lawyers Vigorously Pursue Justice for the Accused

Skilled Illinois advocates handle a wide range of criminal defense matters

If you are facing criminal charges, you need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney on your side. At the Law Office of Robert J. Irsuto in Schaumburg, we protect the rights of clients throughout the Chicagoland area in many types of criminal defense cases, including matters involving charges of DUI, traffic violations and arson. With decades of experience representing criminal defendants, we are highly skilled litigators who know how to present compelling arguments and combat prosecutors’ claims. Whether your license was suspended following a DUI stop, you were cited for reckless driving or were arrested for aggravated arson, we will thoroughly analyze the state’s evidence and create a detailed legal strategy to challenge the case against you.

What are the potential consequences of multiple traffic violations?

Being ticketed for a traffic violation might not seem like a big deal, but the consequences are real. Even for relatively minor infractions, like running a red light, you face fines, higher insurance premiums and points on your license. If you have multiple moving violations within a one-year period, especially if they involve aggravated speeding or reckless driving, the consequences are much more severe. Multiple violations can result in jail time, mandatory license suspension and a permanent mark on your record. We are extremely experienced at defending these cases and will work tirelessly to secure a fair resolution.

When will a drunk driving offense be charged as a felony DUI?

Illinois has harsh DUI penalties. Even a first-time misdemeanor conviction can bring heavy fines, possible license suspension, substance abuse counseling and mandatory drug/alcohol testing. A third DUI offense is charged as felony aggravated DUI. The following factors can also elevate a standard DUI charge to a felony case:

  • An accident involving death or severe injury
  • Invalid license at the time of arrest
  • A child was in the vehicle and sustained injuries in an accident
  • No valid insurance
  • The driver was operating a school bus

Having assertive and skilled legal counsel is imperative in these cases. We know how to attack weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and will aggressively challenge any improper evidence.

How is arson defined under Illinois law?

Under Illinois law, using fire or explosives to damage another person’s property valued at $150 or more is considered arson. Arson is a class 2 felony and conviction could mean three to seven years in prison. Illinois also has offenses for aggravated arson, residential arson, place of worship arson and criminal possession of an explosive device, which are all felonies with severe consequences. Arson is prosecuted as a serious crime, and our team is adept at handling these complex cases.

Contact a respected Illinois law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation

At the Law Office of Robert J. Irsuto, we are dedicated to producing the best possible result in every case and represent clients throughout the Chicagoland area in a range of criminal defense matters. Please call 847-495-2210 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation at our Schaumburg office.