Tazewell County DUI Attorney

LeFante Law Offices, P.C.
(309) 323-8666


Under Illinois DUI law, the State will seek to suspend your driver's license after an arrest for drunk driving in Tazewell County. To learn more and to see if your license can be saved, contact the Tazewell County DUI Attorneys with LeFante Law Offices, P.C.

DWI Defense Attorney

Arrested for DUI? Call Tazewell County DUI Attorney James P. LeFante

Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Pekin

Safeguarding Your Rights When You Have Been Arrested for DUI in Tazewell County

Central Illinois DUI Attorney
LeFante Law Offices, P.C.
James LeFante
Tazewell County DUI Lawyer
456 Fulton Street, Suite 370
Peoria, IL 61602

Call (309) 323-8666

The Tazewell County DUI attorneys of LeFante Law Offices, P.C. handle DUI and criminal charges, taking a hands-on approach and proactively tackling every case. Where others cannot or will not, the attorneys at LeFante Law Offices, P.C. are willing to take the time to investigate thoroughly and provide one-of-a-kind personal rapport with their clients. They understand how traumatic an arrest can be and the high levels of stress that accompany a defendant after an arrest for DUI. If you want premium defense, contact the Pekin DUI lawyers of LeFante Law Offices, P.C. now. It is important to have an attorney that believes in their client, and that is exactly what you will get with the LeFante Law Offices, P.C. Their goal is to reduce your charges, if not have them dismissed altogether.

  • Attorneys who know the law backward and forward and who care about the people of Tazewell County and Central Illinois
  • LeFante Law Offices defend against both first offense DUI and multiple offenses for DUI in Tazewell County
  • More than 16 years of experience helping hundreds of people facing DUI charges
  • Tazewell County DUI Attorney James LeFante rated Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2009-2010
  • Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (309) 323-8666

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Tazewell County, call LeFante Law Offices, P.C. to begin fighting your charge: (309) 323-8666. You may also fill out the consultation form on this page to contact the attorneys and find out more about the penalties you face.

Pekin’s DUI lawyers at LeFante Law Offices, P.C. work hard to achieve favorable results for their clients, including those who have what seems like insurmountable evidence against them. You need to know your rights when you are driving and are pulled over by the police in Tazewell County after you have consumed alcohol.

What Happens After an Arrest for DUI in Tazewell County?

License suspension for a DUI is also known as Statutory Summary Suspension. After your arrest, your license is automatically suspended for 180 days. The suspension starts on the 46th day following your arrest, giving you time to contest the suspension and charge. A Pekin DUI lawyer can help you fight the suspension and retain your driving privileges. If you do not contest the suspension by the 46th day, you lose your ability to contest the suspension and you will lose your license! Do not ignore the deadlines, to get the best possible outcome you need to be proactive against DUI charges. LeFante Law Offices, P.C. will meet deadlines and keep you informed of important dates regarding your charges. Reinstatement of your license costs $250 if it is your first suspension. If you continue to drive while your license is suspended, you could be charged with a misdemeanor, fined over $2,000, and even be sentenced to jail.

A first DUI conviction can be fined up to $2,500, and fines and penalties increase if your BAC was above .16% or if you had a minor in the vehicle. It is possible to reduce your charges, or have them dismissed completely. LeFante Law Offices, P.C. will fight for the lowest possible fines, probation in lieu of jail, reduction from DUI to reckless driving, and seek out the most leniency in regards to your driving privileges. If they cannot get your case outright dismissed, they will do everything to minimize the penalties as much as possible.

Call a Tazewell County DUI Attorney at LeFante Law Offices, P.C.

Pekin DUI attorney James P. LeFante was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1996 after obtaining his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall School of Law. He is a member of the National College of DUI Defense which consists of a select group of attorneys who have effective knowledge and trial skill to try Illinois DUI cases. James P. LeFante is a dedicated attorney with impressive trial experience. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Peoria County Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

The LeFante Law Offices, P.C. represented a DUI client in Tazewell County who had two previous DUI arrests. The case was won but appealed by the City of East Peoria. The LaFante Law Offices won the appeal and got the case dismissed.

Tazewell County DUI attorney Michael Doubet possess the unique distinction of being the only DUI defense lawyer in Central Illinois that has experience working on every aspect of a DUI case. He is also one of the most active DUI defense lawyers in Central Illinois in that he defends over 150 DUI’s per year.

Michael DoubetMr. Doubet has worked in law enforcement for over 27 years and began his career in 1986 with the Alaska State Troopers. He has also worked for state law enforcement agencies in Illinois and Minnesota. During his law enforcement career he made over 300 DUI arrests and maintained a nearly 100 percent conviction rate. Mr. Doubet is currently the legal advisor for a Chief’s Association in Illinois.

He obtained his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota where he worked as a prosecutor and law enforcement consultant before moving back to Illinois in 2005. Mr. Doubet is admitted in the Federal Court of Appeals and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois. He is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

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Client Reviews

Reviews by Actual Former DUI Clients of LeFante Law Offices, P.C.
5 Star Review
Rating: 4.9 out of 5
Based on 42 reviews

♦I was facing some serious penalties and loss of driver's license. I was debating even using a lawyer but was very glad I called the Lefante team. I asked them for a small miracle and they were able to deliver. Keeping my license probably saved my career. Thanks again!

♦LeFante really came through for me and provided extra attention and effort in achieving the best outcome for my charges.

♦I feel like I was represented as well as I possibly could have been under my circumstances. There were many occasions where I know Jim and Mike went the extra mile for me. These are the good guys.

♦I could not be more pleased with LeFante Law Offices. Their entire staff is dedicated and hard working. I was amazed with their ability and how quickly they responded to any question I had. They have an unique balance of professionalism and care. Trudy, the paralegal at LeFante Law Offices is amazing and I can't say enough about her ability to combine a personal touch with her competence. She truly cares for the client and is always on top of things. Thanks to your entire team for all your help!

♦Without a doubt, James LeFante and his colleagues went above and beyond the average attorney to get me the best possible outcome for my cases. (And they were very severe) He was able to pick apart the prosecution in court to get the major case thrown out completely, and gave me the chance I needed to get my life back on track. He is one of the few attorneys that actually seem to care about clients as individuals. I would recommend, and have recommended, his services to anyone seeking counsel.

♦Jim and Mike went WAY above, and beyond, the call of duty on my case. It was clearly evident that they knew what they were doing and had a full understanding of how to go about getting things done.

♦Mr. LeFante is an attorney with staff who are all professional as well as friendly and understanding while working to help solve legal problems. He was consistently knowledgeable, honest, reliable, and worked hard to win my case. Mr. LeFante was prompt in returning phone calls and providing information to me. He prepared me well for all the legal issues and situations we encountered. I highly recommend Mr. LeFante as an attorney.

Central Illinois DUI Attorney
LeFante Law Offices, P.C.
Tazewell County DUI Lawyer
456 Fulton Street, Suite 370
Peoria, IL 61602

Call (309) 323-8666


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