Illinois Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
Illinois Secretary of State "Driving Under the Influence" is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs or intoxicating compounds. In Illinois, a driver is legally considered to be under the influence if he/she has a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or greater, has used any illegal substance, or is impaired by medication. A driver's BAC is based on the ratio of alcohol to blood or breath. However, an individual showing alcohol levels between .05 and .08 percent may be convicted of DUI if additional evidence determines that the driver was impaired.
- Baudin & Baudin: Traffic/Criminal
- Taylor Law Office: During the past few decades, a crusade throughout Illinois and the nation has developed to take the necessary steps to enact laws to deal with the problem of drunk driving. While almost every state has toughened its laws on drinking and driving, Illinois has taken a leading role in enacting these tougher laws. For many years, Taylor Law Offices, has defended clients facing Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated charges. A person charged with DUI is well-advised to retain the services of an attorney to represent him during the hearing process and possible requests for a judicial driving permit. The consequences of a DUI conviction are harsh, ranging from losing driving privileges, to stiff fines, to a potential prison sentence. Automobile companies have access, under law, to the driving records of Illinois motorists, and when they learn of DUI convictions or license suspensions, insurance cancellation is possible, with new coverage able to be obtained only at a sharply increased price.
- Robert Edens: If you have been charged with driving under the influence, it is imperative to act quickly to protect your rights! Severe penalties apply even on your first offense, and you can lose your driving privileges if you act too late.
- Arlington Heights
- Fioti, John: DUI/DWI, assault, battery, retail theft, forgery or any other criminal charge
- Ellen Curry: When you lose your case in the trial court, you can appeal to the court of review, usually the appellate court. If you plan to appeal your case, the first and most critical step is to file the notice of appeal. Your attorney must file your notice of appeal within thirty days after the trial court enters a final judgment. If the notice of appeal is not filed within 30 days, the court of review cannot consider your case.
- Flores Law Firm:
Traffic Ticket Defense
General Criminal Defense
- Lanzillotti, Gribben & Marchuk: Civil Rights Criminal Estates Personal Injury Real Estate Traffic Workers Compensation
- Steven Mevorah:
In today's society, a vehicle is a necessity. Our goal is to protect
your right to own and operate a vehicle. Our first line of defense is
to challenge the reason that you were stopped. There are bad stops!
There are many things that you need to do before appearing in front of
a judge. We know what these things are and we strongly urge you to move
quickly and contact us if you have been arrested or cited for a traffic
offense. If it is your first arrest, our goal is make sure that you can
continue driving. For second offenses, the goal is often to keep you
out of jail and able to continue providing for your family. We will get
you the best shot at being able to continue driving and avoiding jail
time. But you must move quickly. Many law firms react on behalf of
their clients to situations as they arise. That is not our way of
practicing law. We have earned a reputation for anticipating each step
of the legal process and informing our clients of what will be
happening next, when it will happen, and how we will proceed. From the
time the legal process begins, we help our clients take charge of the
situation and prepare for the next proceeding. Both opposing lawyers
and judges throughout Illinois know that we are always prepared when we
walk through the courthouse door.
- Buffalo Grove
- Schneider, Charles: Assault and battery Burglary Criminal law Domestic battery Drugs Drunk driving Juvenile crimes License reinstatement Sexual crimes Traffic offenses Theft (identity, auto, etc.)
- Bell, Ronald: What the Breathalyzer Cannot Do The breathalyzer is not designed to exclude all substances except alcohol. Which means that any substance detected by the machine is deemed to be alcohol even though it is not alcohol.
- Calumet City
- Antonietti & Associates:
Vehicular homicide or manslaughter
Driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license
Driver's license reinstatement
- Telleen, Horberg, Smith & Carmen: If the government is trying to convict you of a crime, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights.
- Lambert, Brian: It's been about 2 weeks since the start of the new year, but Illinois residents should be aware of new changes in the DUI laws. These changes increase the time that your license can be suspended and abolish judicial driving permits. However, they do provide for a breathalyzer-type device that will allow vehicle use after 31 days of suspension for first time offenders.
- McCarty, Douglas: Criminal law is unique among all areas of the law in that the defendant can sometimes face the loss of his or her freedom. Even if your freedom is not at stake, all criminal charges can have serious and far-reaching consequences. Thus, it is important to know that there is someone in your corner with the knowledge and experience to defend your rights.
- Richey, Jeremy: What should I look for when seeking a criminal-law lawyer? You should look for an attorney with the following characteristics: * You want an attorney who is experienced in criminal law. * You want an attorney who works hard on his cases and is prepared when he goes to court. * You want an attorney who is not afraid to go to trial to defend your liberty and rights. I am an attorney who has these characteristics. What typically happens at a defendant's first court appearance? If the person can't afford an attorney, he will receive the public defender and a further court date. If the public defender is present in court when the court appoints him or her, then the person will also enter a not-guilty plea. If the person has an attorney, he will enter a not-guilty plea and receive a further court date. If I am ever arrested or investigated, should I talk to the police? No! What you say will be used against you. Tell the police that you want a lawyer and that you want the lawyer present before answering any questions. I was recently charged with a crime. Will I be going to jail? An attorney will not be able to advise you as to your likely sentence until after he conducts a careful analysis of your case.
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- Churma, Victor:
Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a very serious matter that requires immediate handling. If arrested, you are at risk of losing your license, and possibly even going to jail. Law enforcement officers in Illinois areas are continually watching out for erratic behavior on the part of drivers. If they observe erratic driving or are called to a scene of an accident, they have the right to detain you to determine whether or not you are driving under the influence. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds .08% in Illinois, you are considered to be driving under the influence. Because individuals with a BAC over that limit normally have impaired functions and can lose concentration and alertness while driving, this limit was established to protect the public from drunk drivers who pose a threat of injuring themselves or others.. If you have been charged with drunk driving, it is essential you obtain the services of an experienced DUI Attorney in Cook County to represent you against these charges.
Because of the severity of possible consequences from drunk driving, Illinois State laws provide harsh penalties for violators. These penalties may include supervision, probation, jail time and steep fines, as well as suspension/revocation of your driver's license. There is a set procedure law enforcement follows when stopping you for suspected drunk driving, which includes field sobriety testing. You are also offered a breathalyzer test at the police station, which will measure your BAC exactly. Refusing a BAC test can result in a summary suspension of your license . A BAC result over .08 also can lead to a summary suspension.
You should seek legal representation immediately after being arrested for DUI, as there are critical time limits that need to be followed in order to challenge a summary suspension in Court. In addition, police reports and DUI field reports are generally not available to your attorney prior to your first Court Appearance Date. It is important to start the process of preparing your defense as quickly as possible.
All DUI offenders face the possibility of defending a Felony DUI, which upon conviction carries possible prison time and revocation of your driver's license. Even first offenders in certain situations can be charged with a Felony DUI in Illinois.
If you are like most people facing a DUI charge, you are frightened and confused by the process that lies ahead of you. You are concerned not only about your freedom, but also your reputation, job, and the financial consequences of being arrested and charged with a crime. The stakes are high and you need experienced counsel to represent your interests at every step in this difficult process.
DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF BELIEVING YOU CAN HANDLE YOUR DUI CASE BY YOURSELF. This is not a traffic ticket; it is a serious criminal charge that has many possible outcomes. Choosing the right attorney is vital.
- Clarendon Hills
- DiBenedetto & Kendall:
If you are accused of drunk driving in DuPage County or another surrounding area of Chicago, you likely feel overwhelmed. DUI charges are often not any easier for repeat offenders. If you have been down this road before, you may feel a sense of hopelessness knowing what you are up against. Whether you are facing first-time or repeat drinking and driving charges, an experienced DuPage County DUI attorney can help tip the scales in your favor.
- McGraw, Joseph:
The family of charges associated with Driving under the Influence of alcohol and or a controlled substance are often referred to in Pennsylvania as a DUI. DUI is graded as a very serious criminal offense. It carries serious criminal consequences which may include loss of driver’s license, lengthy prison sentences, and loss of employment. You better get yourself a serious criminal defense attorney who is up to the challenge of defending these complex criminal cases. Get learned, experienced, counsel that practices regularly in the area of criminal law.
DUI is an area of the law where law enforcement often take shortcuts. Driven by lobbying groups such as MADD, the State legislature has in recent years lowered the blood alcohol level for a per se DUI offense to .08%. This lowered rate along with aggressive policing policies such as roadblocks and saturation patrols mean that often times innocent people and those not intending to exceed the limit get caught up in the web. If you find yourself in this position you need an aggressive and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney. Don’t settle for less.
- Adams, Tom:
Traffic violations, Motor Vehicle Code violations, DUI’s, Municipal Ordinance violations and State and Federal Criminal Code violations
- Crystal Lake
- Brennan, Bruce:
criminal defense of felony, misdemeanor, DUI and traffic tickets
- Des Plaines
- >O'Hara Law Offices:
Drug Related Offenses
- Brent Christiansen: There is no such thing as a “hopeless case.” What you need is a skilled drunk driving attorney who will guide you through the process of challenging your DUI; someone whose knowledge and experience is surpassed only by a true devotion to defend your liberty.
- White, Marsh, Anderson, Martin,Vickers, Deobler & Goode:
commercial and personal injury litigation, real estate, trusts, estate planning and probate, land use and development issues, workers' compensation, family law, DUI defense, and traffic
- East Alton
- Delaney Law Office: I strongly recommend that everyone charged with this offense obtain competent legal counsel. There are actually only a few attorney's in our area who have even tried a DUI before a jury, and since I'm among that group, I have to tell you that it is a different sort of trial than a Felony, as the Jury, generally, is more harsh to the Drunk Driver, than they are to the common thief.
- East Moline
- Richard Zimmer: DUI - If you are facing drunk driving charges, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer making sure your constitutional rights are protected.
- East Peoria
- Hall, Rustom & Fritz:
The moments following an initial stop and drunk driving arrest are chaotic and stressful, putting the arrestee at a disadvantage in making important and immediate decisions.
- Williams, Willaims & Loeffel:
Accident & Personal Injury
• Assault & Battery
• Asset Protection
• Auto Accidents
• Business Crimes
• Chapter 7 & Chapter 13
• Condominium Law
• Construction Contracts
• Contracts & Claims
• DUI - DWI
• Domestic Violence
• Drivers License Reinstatement
• Drug Crimes
• Eminent Domain
• Estate Administration, Planning & Law
• Guardianship & Conservatorship
• Homeowners Association Law
• Immediate Filing
• Juvenile Crimes
• Landlord & Tenant Law
• Living Wills
• Personal injury
• Power of Attorney
• Property Damage & Rights
• Real Estate - Sales & Leases
• Sexual Crimes
• Social Security Disability
• Tax Planning
• Traffic Violations
• Workers' Compensation
- East Saint Louis
- Speedie, Tom:
- Sutterfield Law Office: No area of the law has been subjected to more public scrutiny than Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") laws. Special interest groups have publicly lobbied about the dangers of drunk driving and politicians have responded by implementing harsh penalties for DUI offenders. The DUI offender also faces high insurance costs (if insurance is available). Therefore, a strong, aggressive defense is a necessity.
- Cockrum Law Office:
Traffic Defense including Driving While License Suspended/Revoked
- Elk Grove Village
- Barts, David:
Criminal law -- Homicide, theft, assault and battery
Family law -- Divorce, adoption and guardianship
Traffic law -- DUI, DWI, traffic violations and license suspension
Real estate law -- Sales, purchases, evictions and leases
Probate, estate planning and taxation -- Probate, wills, living wills, trusts and powers of attorney
- Michael Fleming: The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that a person has the right to the assistance of counsel when he or she is accused of a criminal offense. This right applies to the states under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Most states have also enacted provisions in their constitutions that provide a person with the right to the assistance of counsel.
- Pioletti & Pioletti:
To defend yourself against a DUI charge you need an experienced attorney
on your side. You need an attorney who will fight to protect your
driving privileges and get you the best outcome possible. The criminal
law firm of Pioletti & Pioletti has extensive experience defending
people arrested for DUI. We will fight your driver's license revocation.
If your license has already been revoked from a prior conviction we will
represent you at your driver's license reinstatement hearing with the
Secretary of State to get your license back.
- Evergreen Park
- Miller, Craig:
All Criminal Federal &Tri- State Felonies
Estate Plans - Wills & Trusts
Real Estate Closings
- Fairview Heights
- Forrest Park
- Rice, Daniel: Real Estate • Workers' Compensation • Driver's License Reinstatement • Divorce • Trusts Personal Injury • Bankruptcy • Custody • Wills • Child Support • Medical Malpractice
- Fombelle & Fombelle: Should you FIGHT your DUI? A DUI in Illinois will result in a variety of immediate and long-lasting consequences (Driver’s License Suspension, Restrictions on Departing Illinois, Jail, Community Service, Alcohol Education and Treatment programs, Fines, etc…) (K)now... when and how to challenge a DUI case. If you plead “guilty” you give up your rights to contest the deficiencies of the case. Prior to making that decision you must examine the possible defenses with an experienced DUI defense lawyer. Most DUI’s are charged based on the subjective opinion of the arresting officer. These opinions are based only on short and limited contact with the accused person. The best defense is a thorough and incisive cross-examination of the police officer. It is not uncommon for the case to be won based on the mistakes, or misperceptions of the arresting officer. The automatic DUI driver’s license suspension called “statutory summary suspension” ranges from 3 months to 3 years. These suspensions begin on the 46th day after the arrested person is deemed by the officer to refuse or fail a requested chemical test. This type of suspension can be challenged by filing a petition to rescind in the Circuit Court. It is difficult to win a rescission hearing because there are limited challenges available to the suspended person, yet in certain cases this attack can resolve the entire DUI charge without the necessity of a jury trial. As the laws relating to DUI continue to become harsher, you might need to consider challenging the charge of DUI. Remember ~100% of those that plead guilty are found guilty: Your odds are better at trial, before you give up your rights.
- Fox Lake
- Soffietti, Johnson, Teegen, Phillips & Morozin: Most people come to a lawyer for the same reason they go to a doctor: something hurts, or something isn't working right. By their very nature, most legal problems involve financial and emotional issues that can dramatically affect people's lives. Being involved in the legal system can be a stressful, frustrating, and intimidating experience for most non-lawyers. Whatever your legal difficulty, you should have an experienced and skillful attorney to represent you.
- MacNeil Law Firm:
DUI, DWI, and OUI
First offense DUI
Second offense DUI
Repeat offense DUI
- Lawson-Weaver, Sherry: DUI, Traffic, Criminal Defense, Expungements, Adoptions, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, and Name Changes.
- Glen Carbon
- Going, Jason: DUI Defense
- Glendale Heights
- Nigro, Westfall & Gryska:
Contract Litigation and Liens
DUI / Traffic
Family Law and Divorce
- Glen Ellen
- David Spada: If you are arrested and found to have a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more in your body while operating a motor vehicle, your driving privileges will be suspended for at least three months. Repeat offenses carry more serious consequences.
- Michael Oshel: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
- Hawthorn Woods
- Wiejaczka Law: DUI Misdemeanor Traffic Felonies Domestic violence Juvenile (delinquency)
- Kay, Daniel:
To save your license and reputation, you must contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer to win your case. Being charged with a DUI in Southern Illinois can take its toll. The criminal penalties and consequences that can accompany a DUI are severe. In addition to criminal penalties, a suspended license in a rural environment like Southern Illinois means you can easily lose your job or get cut off from friends and family.
Most people who get ticketed for a DUI believe they should take a plea, or they have a public defender to handle their case — essentially an over-worked attorney without the time to offer personalized attention. In both situations, clients may have no idea if they have a potential defense available to them. The truth is you won’t know unless an experienced drunk driving attorney conducts an aggressive and thorough review of your case.
- Hickory Hills
- Lynch, Thomas:
Criminal (Other than Tax)
- Machroli, Vincent: Adoption Annulment Bankruptcy Child Support Civil Litigation Consumer Law Criminal Custody Debt Collection Defense Deeds Disability Divorce Document Review Driving Privileges DUI Elder Law Employment Law Estate Planning Eviction Expungement Family Law Felonies Financial Problems Guardianship Incorporation Landlord / Tenant Land Trusts Legal Separation Letters Living Wills Medical Malpractice Misdemeanors Name Change Notes Out of Court Work Paternity Personal Injury Powers of Attorney Prenuptial Agreements Probate Real Estate Purchase Real Estate Sale Refinancing Small Estates Social Security Traffic Trusts Visitation Wills Workers' Compensation
- Ognibene, Gene:
All Illinois DUI (Driving Under the Influence) cases are a serious matter, and may have long-term impact on your driving privileges. As a first time offender, you may face suspension of your drivers license, fines, and even a jail sentence. If this is not your first DWI arrest then the punishment is compounded and you may be charged with felony DUI. Without an effective DUI defense attorney, you may be tempted to give in to the prosecutor without a fight and hope for a reasonable deal.
- Homer Glen
- Castle Law Firm:
Misdemeanor or felony driving after suspension or revocation of a license
Misdemeanor or felony driving under the influence (DUI)
Commercial driver's license (CDL) offenses - overweight and equipment violations
Illegal possession or trafficking of narcotics
- Hinich, Daniel: Misdemeanors are more serious than petty offenses, but much less serious than felonies. Misdemeanors typically result in imposition of such punishments as a fine or a jail sentence not exceeding a year. If a jail sentence is imposed, it is served at a local, city or county jail rather than a state or federal prison (penitentiary). In many jurisdictions and in certain types of cases defendants who can't afford an attorney are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney in a misdemeanor case. Unlike felonies, misdemeanors are usually handled by special courts with abbreviated procedures, such as a city court or municipal court.
- Harrison, Michael: DUI Defense
- Mencini, Ana: * Theft: retail theft, shoplifting, car theft, robbery, or burglary * Assault: assault and battery, weapons offenses, or aggravated assault * Drug charges: drug possession, drug sale, or possession with intent * DUI/DWI: first or second offense drunk driving or felony DUI * Domestic violence: domestic assault or spousal abuse * Juvenile offenses: shoplifting, assault, or other juvenile delinquency * Traffic tickets: speeding or driving without insurance
- JSB Law: Illinois takes drunk driving seriously. Penalties for convictions include driver's license suspension, jail time and heavy fines. If you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you could permanently lose your license. Because your freedom and financial stability are at stake, you need an experienced lawyer in your corner.
- Lake in the Hills
- Lake Zurich
- Clery, Jeffrey: Real Estate Personal Injury Wills Trusts DUI Traffic Criminal Divorce Corporations Partnerships Contracts Worker's Compensation
- Grimaldi Law Office: DUI Have you been arrested for DUI? A DUI is a serious offense with potentially severe consequences, which may include jail time, high fines, lengthy periods of Probation, and even suspension or revocation of your driver's license. The laws regarding DUI are very complex and continually changing every day. You need an attorney with knowledge and experience in handling DUI cases whether or not this is your first offense. The time to act is now. In most cases, the Statutory Summary Suspension of your driver's license will begin 46 days after your arrest. If you want protect your driving privileges you cannot wait as there are deadlines within which you must challenge your suspension.
- Muck & Muck: An aggressive defense against criminal charges can make all the difference.
- Goldrich, Howard:
• Bankruptcy Chapter 7
• and Chapter 13
• Corporate Law
• Criminal Law • Divorce
• Traffic Violation/DUI
• Medical and Dental
• Malpractice • Personal Injury
• Product Liability
• Property Damage
• Real Estate
• Wills and Probate
• Workers Compensation
- Bhatt, Purav: Have you or a loved one been accused of or arrested on a traffic violation or driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois? You need a top criminal defense attorney to represent and advocate for your interests. • Vehicle Title & Registration • Suspended or Revoked Drivers License • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) • Failure to Provide Insurance • Speeding Tickets • Equipment Issues (Headlights, Taillights, Brakes) • Impoundments
- Ekl, Williams & Provenzale: Criminal Defense Litigation Felonies Misdemeanors DUI / Traffic Domestic Violence / Orders of Protection Juvenile Delinquency / Abuse / Neglect Secretary of State Hearings
- Hantla & Hantla: Criminal Law
- Franks, Gerkin & McKenna:
If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Illinois, just sorting out the penalties you may be facing for conviction can be a daunting experience. DUI laws have been evolving for years, and nearly every change has strengthened penalties or introduced new factors to aid in prosecution.
One thing is certain: The risk of facing a DUI charge — even a first offense with no aggravating factors — without an experienced defense lawyer is a major risk today.
- Serpe, Ferdinand:
General Practice, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket...
- Melrose Park
- Bemben, Christopher:
misdemeanor and felony offenses
- Jeffrey Segall: The police are skilled in getting defendants to talk. Do not seek justice by yourself. Do not face the possibility of a suspended license and jail time alone. Protect your rights with a defense lawyer that knows criminal and traffic law. Let an attorney with knowledge of the local court system work for you.
- Choudhry, Ray:
DUI / DWI
- Ruud, Jonathan: DUI – Hundreds of DUI cases have resulted in dismissals, favorable verdicts, suppression of test results, and minimum sentences.
- Boggs & Fillenwarth:
DUI and all other traffic violations
Criminal law ( juvenile, misdemeanor, felony )
Personal injury ( auto, construction, and other accidents )
Work injuries and worker's compensation
Construction / business litigation
Family law / divorce / custody / adoption
Probate / estates / wills / guardianships
- Mt. Prospect
- Mount Vernon
- Parrish, Troy:
DUI & DWI: 45%
15 years, 1 thousand cases
Criminal Defense: 30%
15 years, 1 thousand cases
Personal Injury: 25%
12 years, 100 cases
- Walton, Meliah:
Custody and Visitation
Family Law Mediation
Guardianship - Child
Guardianship - Adult
Guardian ad Litem
- Hassakis & Hassakis: Offenses for which your driver's license may be revoked include, but are not limited to, the following: DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are under age 21, the minimum revocation time is a minimum two years for first offense. All other minimum revocation lengths vary according to previous history. Felony Offense – A vehicle was used while committing a serious crime. Perjury – Lying or providing false information to the Secretary of State. Reckless Driving – Conviction of three reckless driving offenses in 12 months of driving. Drag Racing or Street Racing – Illegally racing with another vehicle. Reckless Conduct – Reckless behavior involving a vehicle and resulting in injury or imminent danger to another person. Fraudulent ID – Making or possessing the equipment to make, sell, use, attempt to use or assist another in using an unauthorized, non-governmental issued ID or driver's license. Driver's License Suspension Suspension is a temporary loss of driving privileges. In most cases, your license can be reinstated at the end of the suspension period upon payment of a reinstatement fee. In other cases, your driver's license will not be returned until you meet requirements of Illinois law. Offenses for which your driver's license may be suspended include, but are not limited to, these: Traffic Violations — Your driver's license will be suspended if you are convicted of three traffic violations committed within any 12-month period. Uninsured Crashes – Being uninsured at the time of a crash in which you were determined to be at fault and for which you owe damages may cause license suspension. Drug/Alcohol Test Refusal – Refusing to take a breathalyzer or drug test after being arrested for DUI will cause your license to be suspended. Parking Violations – Failure to satisfy a warrant for 10 or more unpaid parking violations may cause license suspension. DUI Conviction Driving while impaired is a major cause for license revocation. Such offenses result in vigorous prosecution by the Secretary of State for one seeking driving relief.
- Illinois N-Z