Yes, your friend should retain a lawyer immediately. The police will be contacting him to get his side of the events and he needs a competent lawyer to be present. Moreover, his custodial rights with regards to the kids could be at jeopardy as she may file a petition for temporary custody, order of protection, etc.
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The charge is a non-probation Class 1 Felony that carries a sentence of four to fifteen years in the department of corrections. You may qualify for TASC probation if your attorney is not able to get the charge amended to a lesser charge. This is a serious case and you require representation by competent counsel.
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It is impossible to determine the outcome of your DUI without a comprehensive review of the evidence. You may be found guilty or not guilty following a trial. You may be able to suppress evidence because the police officer's administration of the breathalyzer could be in error, you may have passed the field sobriety tests, your driving may be at issue, etc. You should hire competent counsel to review your case!
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A supervision for DUI will always remain on your driving record with the Secretary of State. It also in not able to be expunged. However, because it was court supervision and you successfully completed the terms it will not be considered a conviction. So for instance, if you are questioned by an employer you could respond that you have never been convicted of a crime.