1 N. Virginia St. Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815.459.5152  Fax: 815.459.0290

DUI Defense

McHenry County, Illinois, DUI Attorney

The criminal defense attorneys at Madsen, Sugden & Gottemoller will use their experience and knowledge to save your driver's license.

The Illinois DUI attorneys at Madsen, Sugden & Gottemoller have handled hundreds of cases for car and boat drivers in McHenry County. DUI lawyer Henry Sugden has been practicing in DUI court since 1975, for 9 years as a prosecutor before becoming one of the county's leading criminal defense attorneys.

Gaining recognition as an Illinois Super Lawyer* in 2005 and 2006, Henry Sugden works diligently to give every client their very best chance at maintaining their driver's license.

Will I still be able to drive if I've been convicted of a DUI?

With prompt and effective DUI defense, YES, you will likely be able to continue driving. It's important to act fast to protect your driving privileges under Illinois law. You will need to request a Summary Suspension Hearing within 45 days of your arrest. If you delay, you may not be able to save your driver's license.

Administrative Hearing: Assuming you’ve posted bond, your attorney will need to file a motion for a summary suspension hearing (also called an administrative review) within 45 days of your arrest. We will represent you at this hearing to refute the charges. If we can't get your license back, we will seek a judicial driving permit to enable you to drive to and from work or school.

Criminal DUI Hearing: In addition to the administrative hearing, we will defend your criminal DUI case. Should your case go to trial, or be resolved by a plea agreement, you will receive competent and skillful representation from our attorneys. When you need to protect your work, school, and home life by retaining your ability to drive, work with an experienced Illinois Super Lawyer. Contact the Illinois DUI defense attorney at Madsen, Sugden & Gottemoller.

* Mr. Sugden was named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine in 2005 and 2006.

Located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, the lawyers at Madsen, Sugden & Gottemoller, Attorneys at Law, represent clients in McHenry County, including the communities of: Crystal Lake, McHenry, Waukegan, Woodstock, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Cary, Elgin, Dundee, Barrington, Harvard, Marengo, and Johnsburg.

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