Truthfully, anyone can be pulled over and charged with a DUI. You need not be considered a criminal before or after a DUI charge. Retaining an experienced, efficient attorney can ultimately be the difference between the best outcome possible and the worst.


Tenacious Sycamore Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

I am attorney Mary Petruchius, and I have more than two decades of experience representing individuals throughout DeKalb County and beyond. I understand how stressful this situation can be and I am committed to working diligently as I protect my clients’ rights. The consequences associated with a DUI conviction can have a devastating effect on your livelihood. You could face:

  • The loss of your driver’s license for one to five years, depending on if this is your first offense or your second in any 20-year period.
  • Fines and fees
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Job loss
  • Jail time

First-time DUI offenders are entitled to request a sentence of court supervision, to enable them to retain driving privileges. It is important to retain the services of an experienced lawyer in any DUI case, to ensure that you receive the most favorable outcome possible while avoiding the permanent loss of your license.

The vast majority of Illinois DUI clients I represent are most concerned with the status of their driving privileges. They need to know that they will be able to drive to work, school, etc., with as little interruption as possible. I am committed to gearing my representation toward your specific needs and goals as I carefully guide you through the legal system.