Winning a DUI Trial in Illinois

To win a DUI trial in Illinois you have to understand the basics of trial law. Specifically, who has the burden of proof. At all times from your arrest for DUI through to the end of the trial, you are presumed innocent of the charge. This means the State has the burden (requirement) to prove…

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…

Police Will Lie to You on a DUI Stop / Investigation

During a traffic stop a police officer may tell you that he has to have you perform the Field Sobriety Tests, (walk and turn, one leg stand, etc) because it is his department’s police and that it is routine and you can be on your way in a few minutes. During the tests, the officer…

DUI Motions have two Purposes

DUI Motions: When I represent a client on a DUI charge I usually file certain motions to challenge the police officer’s reason for stopping the client and a motion to challenge the police officer’s belief that the client was intoxicated. These motions are called a Motion to Quash the Arrest and Supress the Evidence.  …