Battery Case: I just finished a case where my client was charged with two counts of battery and one count of trespass to land. The State, McHenry County called five witnesses to testify against my client. Two of the witnesses were independent individuals that did not know any of the parties, (they were in a…Details
I just finished a DUI case in DuPage where I had the case dismissed before trial. Here are the facts. My client was in a parking lot of a bar when he backed into another car that was driving in the lot. The police were called. My client admitted to being in the bar and…Details
With the changes in the law (making 26mph and over a Class B misdemeanor, and 40mph and over a Class A misdemeanor), I have received many new clients being charged with these more serious speeding misdemeanors. Here are three cases (I have handled many more) and how I resolved them. I represented a person for…Details
My client was stopped by the DuPage Sheriff’s Police and after the officer smelled alcohol and saw that my client had blood-shot and glassy eyes arrested him for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Because the arrest took place on private property, were was not a Statutory Summary Suspension issued. On the first court date…Details
The Illinois State Police have jurisdiction throughout the entire State of Illinois. Therefore, they can stop and arrest a person for DUI, or any state offense anywhere within the State of Illinois.
The location of court has to be within the county that you were arrested or received the ticket.
Plea Agreement: If after all of the evidence is reviewed, and it is determined that the best option is to enter a “plea” which is basically an admission of guilt, there are several more steps to take than just admitting you committed the offense and getting sentenced. There are three types of pleas options: First,…Details
I just finished a DUI trial where the police officer testified. When a police officer testifies in a driving under the influence (DUI) case, the police officer is trying to convince the judge that when he pulled your vehicle over that he did not think that you were drinking and driving. He wants the judge…Details
My Client was arrested by the Illinois State Police in Chicago, (Kennedy Expressway) and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Speeding, Improper Lane Usage and No Insurance. My Client’s driving, (Speeding and Improper Lane Usage, 4 seperate lane violations) was captured on the in-car police video camera as was the roadside tests. My…Details
With the new Illinois Speeding Law which makes speeding over 25mph a Class B Misdemeanor and speeding over 40mph a Class A Misdemeanor, each case I work on has to be fought to either have the case reduced to a petty offense, (meaning less then 25mph, (turning the speeding charge into a regular speeding ticket)).…Details
If your arrested for DUI there may or may not be a video of the police officer stopping your vehicle and you performing the field sobriety tests. Each police department has its own video recording rules. Some police departments do not have in-car video and other’s do. By law, all Illinois State Police have in-car…Details