OK, You Got Arrested For DUI — Now What?
My name is Jim Fabbrini. I'm an attorney with the Fabbrini Law Group. We have been defending DUI cases for over 20 years.
So, let's talk about what you're facing after being arrested for DUI. The first thing to you’ll want to know is that you will have to fight not one, but two cases.
Let me explain.
The first case you’ll have to fight is the automatic suspension of your driver’s license. That starts on the 46th following your arrest for DUI.
If you refused to take a test, your license will be suspended for minimum of one year. If you take a test that shows you had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater- or you had drugs in your system - your license will be suspended for minimum of six months.
Now let's talk about the 2nd case you have to fight - the criminal charge of DUI.
If you are convicted of a DUI, your license will be revoked for a minimum of one year. Aside from your license being revoked, even 1st time misdemeanor DUI drivers face anywhere from 1 to 364 days in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines.
Why Choose the Fabbrini Law Group?
Top Rated, Highly Trusted, Award Winning
Our attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience, and we’ll use our legal knowledge to fight for you. We always fight to win — we won’t take a plea bargain unless it’s in your best interests. We are aggressive trial lawyers with a history of success. If a “not guilty” isn’t possible, we’ll still work to lower your charges to reduce the long-term damage to your criminal record and your reputation.
We have earned a trusted reputation in the Chicago legal community and have receive many referrals from former clients and other attorneys. We attribute this success to our keen eye for detail, our exceptionally thorough research, and our commitment to personal attention for all of our clients.
Initial Consultations Are Free — We’re Here To Help
If you are facing DUI charges, the sooner you call us the sooner we can help. To get the Fabbrini Law Group working on your case, send us an email or call us at 312-494-3131.
Here's What Our Clients Say
UUW Client: "Great experience with Fabbrini! I worked with Jim and Cambry and the experience was amazing as well as educational. They strategically took the time to assess several possible scenarios to make sure that the case was solid.! The group works very well as a team to make sure that all of the I's are dotted and that the T's are crossed. Honesty and integrity!! I highly highly recommend Fabbrini Law!!!!"
Personal Injury Client: "This law firm stood by me during one of the most trying experiences of my life: a personal injury suit, where I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. Jim Fabbrini and his team believed in my case and fought hard to earn me a victory that would take care of my medical expenses. His team is always courteous and professional; Jim fights for his client like no other. Thanks, guys."
DUI Client "Very knowledgeable and helpful with my DUI case. I highly recommend this firm!"
Personal Injury Client: "The insurance company denied my claim but Fabbrini Law Group ended up getting me a huge settlement. Highly recommended."
Traffic Client: "Jim is a lawyer's lawyer. A real bulldog in the courtroom, someone who will fight for you. He is highly respected amongst his colleagues. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
Personal injury Client: "I hired Fabbrini Law Group LLC for a personal injury suit when I was hit by a car while running. The Fabbrini team was responsive and helpful throughout the ordeal which was invaluable from a client standpoint."
Expungement Client: "Jim Fabbrini and his staff helped me with an expungement I needed to clear my record. They got it done in a timely fashion and updated me every six months to make sure it was clear. I would recommend Jim and his staff to anybody I know."
Personal Injury Client: "5 stars for the overall customer service, if I called or emailed Mr. Fabbrini responded accordingly. Even though the process took time, my cases was won."
Misdemeanor Client: "Upon seeking help for a misdemeanor, I was pleasantly surprised with how friendly and easy to interact with Fabbrini Law Group turned out to be. Throughout the process, the firm kept me well-informed of what to expect from my court dates and even worked with me to set up a payment plan. Overall, I feel I was more than well-represented and informed. I would definitely recommend this firm to a friend, family member, or anyone in need of legal help."
Misdemeanor Client: "I found myself charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. I was unfairly arrested, but regardless, was quite nervous about what would happen. James Fabbrini and his firm did an outstanding job of representing and fighting for me. I was able to persevere against the charge thanks to his support, dedication, and thoroughness. I would highly recommend Mr. Fabbrini to anyone who finds themselves in such a situation."
License Suspension Client: "Jim and Cambry made what was supposed to be a stressful process, a huge relief for me. Having a busy schedule worried me due to the fact that I would have no time to find a trusting and affordable attorney. However, Fabbrini Law Group completely changed my time consuming case into a simple one, two, three process."
Personal Injury Client: "Jim and the staff at Fabbrini Law Group do amazing work and in a very timely manner. When I was injured in a car accident I was worried how I would pay the bills. Jim and his staff made sure I got the help I needed without any added stress. I highly recommend them!"
Felony Client: "I had the opportunity to have Cambry as my attorney and I must say that not only did she do an outstanding job at handling all of the issues surrounding my case, she also educated me during the process and made sure to keep an open line of communication with me! She's a well rounded, smart and impressive attorney! Surely someone that will handle your case with care!! "
Traffic Client: "Had a somewhat small speeding ticket (93 in a 55). Called Jim with Fabbrini Law Group. Great people over there. Explained my situation and from the start of the conversation they knew exactly what to do. They helped me through out the entire process. Their response time for emails and phone calls were amazing. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jim and his group to anyone! Hopefully I never run into an issue like this again but, if I do, I know who to call. Thanks Guys!!"
DUI Client: "Jim got a major case for me dismissed 100% on a technicality at trial!!! I have worked with some of the best lawyers in IL, and the Fabbrini law group trumps them all! Most lawyers do ZERO work and plead out to the best deal. Not Jim, there never even was an offer because we went straight to trial. Jim and Camby are excellent litagators and actually worked on my case. I was shown case law and everything they did every step of the way. 100% transparent communication. They went above and beyond for a fair price and didn't charge more for trial for a case from 5/20/13. Highly recommended"
Traffic client: "I had a case in Maywood courthouse my first court date afterwards I was very confused not understanding anything I called several attorneys and was not helped I called this law firm the day before I had to be in court they were there on time miss McNabb explained everything to me she listen to me listen to everything I had to say my concerns and fears and help me the best she could which I got a good deal if you're looking for a law firm choose these people thank you."
Criminal Defense Client: "If you are reading this review it means you are on the right way in your search for a lawyer. I had some troubles with law, so I had to look for an attorney. I found Fabbrini Law Group on the web. First thing I've noticed was a good website, very informative and easy to search. Second, Fabbrini Law Group had a russian speaking legal assistant and it was very important for me because my english is not excellent. Third, this law firm has several attorneys and that's the best option. As far as the price for the services I think if it is too high or too low that would raise some questions for me. The most expensive attorney is not always the best, and I wouldn't trust a cheap attorney. My advice to you is to ask if you are paying an attorney for the case or per court appearance. I had two court appearances and Fabbrini Law Group took care of my whole case and if there would be any problems I wouldn't have to pay anything extra. First person from Fabbrini Law Group I've talked to was Lana, she was very nice and knew what she was talking about, very responsible and I never had any problems with her. I felt very confident and calm at my court appearance since I had one of the best lawyers - James Fabbrini. I felt very safe with him. Mr. Fabbrini was very professional and you could tell he is experienced lawyer who is treating his clients with respect. Fabbrini Law Group is a really good team of professionals. I am very satisfied with my experience and outcome of my case. Thank you so much!"
Suspended License Client: "Great and affordable. Was able to get my drivers license suspension lifted. Totally recommend"
Criminal Defense Client: "Cambry McNabb Did a wonderful job, Loved her as my attorney !!"
Personal Injury Client: "Passionate, knowledgable, and resilient attorneys"
DUI Client: "Jim Fabbrini saved my husband's license. After his second DUI we were worried that he would lose his license and not be able to work. Jim was able to have the charges lessened and keep my husband driving! He knows his way around a court room. He is a straightforward guy and tells you like it is. He fights hard for his clients for a fair price."
Misdemeanor Client: "I worked with Cambry McNabb, an associate of the Fabbrini Law Group. She was extremely knowledgeable and efficent. I highly recommend her and the Fabbrini Law Group"
Traffic Client: "Cambry McNabb is awesome! I cannot say enough good things about her, as well as Fabbrini Law Group. Cambry helped me with a minor traffic ticket that I had, the whole process was very seamless, and the case was dismissed. Highly recommend her, she was really great to work with!"
Misdemeanor Client: "Fabbrini beat my case with no problems. I was more then grateful. Money well spent!"
UUW: "James Fabbrini did a terrific job. Going to court on a gun issue, regardless how innocent one may be, is really stressful and he made the whole process as easy as could be expected. James is really good at what he does."