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

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…

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…

Bridgeview DUI: Not Guilty

I just won a DUI case at the Bridgview courthouse and my client did not have to testify. Here are the facts: my client was stopped at 1:15 a.m. in LaGrange, Illinois for speeding 40mph in a 25mph zone. My client admitted to drinking alcohol and, according to the police officer, failed all of the…