Legal Counsel in Rockford, Illinois and Surrounding Areas

Dennis G. Steeves, Attorney at Law
2222 E State Street #G16, Rockford, IL  61104, Phone 815-979-4016

DUI and Traffic Case Defense

If you were charged with Driving Under the Influence, or any other Traffic Offense, I will work with you to uncover police misconduct or faulty test results to fight for your rights and obtain the best possible outcome.   We can also fight for a reduction of your charges if a dismissal is not possible.

Facing drunk-driving charges or any other traffic charges can feel overwhelming, especially because most people who get a DUI or traffic ticket have never been involved in the legal system before. People arrested for drunk driving and traffic cases include professionals, house wives, college kids, and even high school kids. Many are scared, embarrassed and nervous about what is going to happen. At Steeves Law, P.C., we understand. Illinois takes DUI offenses seriously, and penalties for drunk driving have been enhanced. We guide our clients through the legal system, helping fight their fear and achieve the best possible results.

We can fight traffic charges, from speeding to driving on a suspended license.  The penalties for traffic offenses can include more than just jail time or fines.  Your license could be permanently suspended in some cases, so hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

DUI Penalties

Penalties for DUI are serious in Illinois. You could face a driver's license suspension or fines, or have a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (commonly referred to as BAIID) placed on your car. You may even face jail time. These penalties may increase in certain DUI situations:

•If your BAC was significantly higher than 0.08%

•If you did not have insurance at the time

•If you are facing a second or third drunk driving offense

•If a child was in the vehicle

•If you committed a traffic violation while intoxicated

•If you injured or killed a person while behind the wheel

At Steeves Law, P.C., we investigate every relevant fact and law to help anticipate how the law will apply to your DUI defense. We look at whether or not there was probable cause for the traffic stop. We look at which field sobriety tests were performed and whether or not they were performed correctly. We also look at the results of blood, breath, and urine tests to determine whether or not they were accurate.

Experienced DUI Representation in Northern Illinois 

Our firm is prepared to fight for you no matter what type of DUI charges you are facing. We handle drug-related DUIs and underage DUI and will fight to protect you from harsh penalties, such as driver's license suspension, jail time, and high fines. A second DUI arrest could require imprisonment, but there are ways to avoid jail time as well. It could also revoke your license for a longer period of time. One more arrest and you will face felony charges. 

Multiple DUI convictions compound the penalties. To avoid potentially devastating consequences for a felony DUI, you should hire a defense lawyer as soon as possible. Interlock devices are often used in these situations to prevent a person from driving while drunk again. Although these devices are often expensive, they may offer you a way to continue driving while your driver's license is suspended in Illinois. If you have multiple prior DUIs, you may also be required to wear a SCRAM bracelet to monitor your alcohol intake. 


If you are involved with a DUI or traffic case, there is much at stake.  Working with an experienced lawyer is critical in such cases.  At our Illinois law firm, Dennis G. Steeves has the experience you need to defend your rights.  We are focused on preparing the best case scenerio for your outcome with your personal situation.  Contact Steeves Law Firm, P.C. by calling us at 815-979-4016 or completing our online contact form to schedule your free personal consultant with an attorney who would be representing you.