Joliet Criminal Law Blog

How Much You’ll Really End Up Paying for an Illinois DUI Conviction

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction is quite serious in our state, with consequences that can be life-altering in many ways. This goes beyond the criminal penalties imposed by the State of Illinois, too. Getting a DUI is also a serious financial burden, one that may end up costing you thousands of dollars when all is said and done.

What are the different expenses of a DUI, and what can you expect to pay?

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office estimates that each DUI costs around $18,030. The total cost of a DUI varies between cases, but you generally can anticipate some or all of the below costs we’ve [...]