Some people visit their grandparents in a retirement home. We guess others visit their grandparents in jail.
A grandmother in Cook County, IL was convicted of a DUI for the seventh time this week. Jeannine Jenkins was arrested in the Chicago area when she was on her way from picking up her grandchild from a daycare center.
Jenkins has been convicted of a Class X felony. A Class X felony was established in Illinois and it typically includes extremely violent crimes such as armed robbery, treason, rape, sale of narcotics and other crimes that put others in significant danger. Sentences are often doubled for Class X felons without the opportunity for parole unless they exhibit good behavior and are not a threat to society.
In many states throughout the country, repeat DUI offenders are often charged with a felony. They are required to spend many years in jail and lose many of their rights such as their ability to vote or gain employment. If you’ve been arrested for a felony DUI, you need to hire a lawyer right away.
However, a misdemeanor DUI doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hire an attorney. Every DUI case warrants a skilled drunk driving defense attorney to look over the case and fight for you. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, let 1800DUILaws.com help you find a skilled lawyer!