Plea Agreement: Winning is Still an Option.

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,…

Effective Cross Examination on a DUI Case

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…

2nd DUI, Speeding, Improper Lane Usage, Failed Roadside Tests = Not Guilty.

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…

Video of your Illinois DUI Arrest

Is there a video of your DUI arrest?  The answer is most likely “yes”.  More and more police departments are using dash and body cameras to record police interactions.  However, 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…

Bond: Types of Bond and Conditions of Bond

Bond: Types of Bond and Conditions of Bond Bond is security (money) that has to be given to the court to allow you to be released from custody (jail). More specifically, the money is posted and it is held by the court clerk’s office (bail bond agencies are not allowed in Illinois).  Generally, the money…