If you just received a DUI, the sooner you retainer a good, experienced DUI attorney the better. There are steps that can be taken to protect your license. The quicker the steps are taken, the better chance you have of saving your license. See “Statutory Summary Suspension” information on this website. Further, do not do…Details
Client sleeping in his van at a green light at 4:15 a.m. Failed all field sobority test. Not guilty of DUI.
The power of cross examination is best illustrated in a case I handled a few weeks ago (January 9, 2013). The police officer testified that at 4:15 a.m. he witnessed my client’s van at a green light and it was not moving. The officer position his vehicle behind my client’s van and knocked on the…Details
In reviewing a DUI arrest, the first question is why did the police officer pull you over. It is an important question because a police officer cannot pull you over just to see why your driving at 2:00a.m. The officer has to witness a specific violation. Most DUI stops occur because of “improper lane usage”…Details
Getting a DUI on private property is possible. The DUI laws are written that you can be charged with driving under the influence anywhere in the State of Illinois. Therefore, if you drank too much and were using a riding mower or snow machine (snow mobile), it is possible to be charged with driving (your…Details
Today I was in Court at the Courthouse located in Maywood, Illinois (Maybrook) the 4th District. I decided to continue a hearing on a Statutory Summary Suspension because the Judge had a very full call and by demanding the hearing, it would keep the Judge in Court past 4:00p.m. and it was clear he wanted…Details
When a person is arrested there are police reports which the police officer is required to fill out. They consist of a detailed account of what occurred. The reports also contain an “Alcohol Influence Report” which detailed how well or poorly you performed on the field sobriety tests, (FST). In some cases there may also…Details
This is the new blog for The Law Office of Michael J. Young.
In most criminal cases, if the officer fails to appear in court on a court date, your case will not be dismissed. A DUI case, driving on a suspended license case, are misdemeanor case. Both misdemeanor and felony cases require that you are provided with a trial within 160 days, 140 days if your in…Details
Once you lose your driver’s license, getting your license back has to be done through the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. Depending on the circumstances, you will need either an informal hearing or a formal hearing. The subject of the hearing, the testimony and evidence that has to be presented is based upon the reason…Details
There are two types of Secretary of State hearings: informal and formal. Formal hearings have to be reqested in writing, require a $50.00 fee and are scheduled 5-7 weeks after receipt of the written request. There are only four locations for formal hearings in Illinois: Chicago, Joliet, Mt. Vernon and Springfield. Informal hearings do not…Details