Everyone makes mistakes, but there are severe consequences for those who operate a vehicle while intoxicated. If you are arrested for alleged DUI in Illinois, you are facing a serious matter.
The law firm ofGlasgow & Olsson is an experienced firm with a legal background spanning five decades. Our lead attorney, Mr. Thomas Glasgow is the only Super Lawyer in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and one of three Super Lawyers in Chicagoland. The Super Lawyer designation is bestowed upon the top echelon of attorneys throughout the United States. When you entrust your DUI accusation matter with our firm, you are aligning yourself with a dedicated legal team that consistently exhibits legal excellence and stellar advocacy.
We can explore several alternatives to traditional sentencing for first-time DUI offenders that have a clean driving record and no criminal record. Facing a DUI accusation can be daunting, but our attorneys will take you through the process and seek the best possible outcome.
In Illinois, a DUI conviction carries the following penalties:
The purpose of a monitoring device is to measure the blood alcohol content of DUI offenders. An offender who meets eligibility requirements may apply for a DUI Hardship License or Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP). These options allow for specific, court-approved travel privileges.
Two types of monitoring devices are the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) and the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM).
The purpose of a BAIID is to ensure the operation of a vehicle without being under the influence of alcohol. If an MDDP is sought and granted, a BAIID will be installed in the vehicle. This device requires a driver to blow into the device to test blood alcohol content (BAC). If the BAC is above the legal limit, the car will not start. The device will also prompt a test at random intervals during vehicle operation to make sure that the BAC of the driver is below the legal limit.
A SCRAM is a bracelet device that stays in constant contact with the skin in order to measure BAC. The device records BAC and transmits the data to a monitoring station. If the BAC exceeds .024, it is grounds for arrest.
Both devices are at the expense of the DUI offender. The BAIID unit costs about $150 to install and has a monthly operating cost of about $100. The SCRAM unit costs about $15 per day. DUI convictions carry harsh penalties and high out-of-pocket expenses. Seek legal counsel from a firm with DUI defense experts.
Contact us for your initial consultation to discuss your first-time DUI matter. Se habla español. We help people across Cook, Kane and DuPage Counties. Our offices are in Schaumburg, Illinois, and we serve clients in Barrington, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Wheaton, and throughout Chicagoland. Please call 847.577.8700 today.
Thomas Glasgow and team are a wonderful attorney team. They were swift and responsive to the cases I brought them. Even during the pandemic they were able to keep me informed. I would recommend them to anybody who might be dealing with issues with the law or anything in terms of that. If I could give him 10 stars I definitely would. He is top-notch and his associates are the best too!
I could not recommend a more caring and competent attorney. I had the experience of using Mr. Glasgow for three separate matters, and he was superb on all of them.
Mr. Glasgow and his staff got right to work as soon as I reached out to them. From the beginning, Tom took charge and never looked back. He was direct and forward with his expectations from me as a client and took care of the rest. His commanding presence can be felt in every room he walks into and he uses his expertise to benefit every client he sees. I trust this law firm 100% with even the most personal of matters. Thank you so much for your help.
If I could give him a million stars I would. Tom Glasgow exceeded every expectation I had regarding my case. Like most in any type of legal situation I was terrified with no idea of what to do and then I met Tom. From day one Tom made it a point to establish
a level of confidence in his ability to represent me as a client. This was done with his genuine personality and overall love for his career as an attorney. Both him and his team were with me every step of the way, they took the time to walk me through the next steps of my case and thoroughly explain every detail as we went. This allowed me to establish a level of trust and reassurance with his team. Ultimately, I knew that at the end of the day they had my back and never once made me concerned or question his legal capabilities. Overall Tom and his team made me feel like an extremely valued client and will ALWAYS recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in a legal situation similar to mine.
In a world of chaos, pain, survival of the fittest and ever increasing crime… it is critical not to just protect yourself with tools but also with the right people on your team. My choice is Glasgow & Olsson. His impeccable track record & experience makes him untouchable. With an empathetic heart, shoulder to cry on, he listens and will help you through the worst & best of times. I highly recommend him for retainment if you have a CCL, need to create a trust/will/prenuptial/power of attorney/etc., opening a business, going through a separation or custody battle or if you were involved in a crime-DUI, murder, etc. Tom’s team is THE BEST. You are welcome to use me as a referral!
Tom has been our lawyer for many years now for multiple reasons…and I want tell everyone out there that not only can this man do his job well he has exceeded all expectations. He not only takes care of your legal matters but he truly cares about his clients and their families. There are not enough words and thank yous in the world to say for what he has done for us and I feel truly blessed that we found him!!!!
Tom Glasgow and his team are Top Notch. Tom helped us with a very complicated case. He is so knowledgeable, and personable. He works passionately to provide a first class service to his clients, and it shows! He is well respected and my family Highly Recommends him.
Thomas’s knowledge and experience along with his cool calm and collective demeanor are truly a welcoming comfort when facing the stress of legal troubles. Thank you.
We hired Mr. Glasgow to help my son. My son was facing some possible serious consequences. Mr. Glasgow told my son he would help him and he really came through. We were extremely pleased with the outcome of my son’s case. Mr. Glasgow is a phenomenal attorney and we would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone needing legal help.
If you need a caring attorney who is compassionate and honest this is the firm you need to call. Nicest most caring attorney I have ever met.