Winning a DUI Trial

To win a DUI trial in Illinois you have to understand the basics of trial law. Specifically, who has the burden of proof. You are innocent of the DUI charge at all times until a Judge says otherwise. This means the State has the burden (requirement) to prove to the court that you are guilty.…

Illinois Secretary of State removes 30 waiting Period for BAIID

Effective January 1 2016, the Illinois Secretary of State has removed the 30-day waiting period before a person with a suspended license based upon a Statutory Summary Suspension can begin driving. When a person receives a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) they usually (but not always) also receive a Statutory Summary Suspension. This…

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…