CDL Driver, Speeding 60mph in a 30mph Zone = Not Guilty

This is a Lockport, Illinois matter.  My client, a CDL truck driver was driving his commercial vehicle (a Vovlo truck with 53 foot trailer) on Route 7 into Lockport. He was coming down from the bridge into Lockport when a Lockport police officer used radar and clocked him going 60mph in a 30mph zone. This…

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…

Burden of Proof: Statutory Summary Suspension vs. DUI Trial

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case has two separate parts: the initial suspension of your license, (1 year suspension if you did NOT submit to a breath test and 6 months if you did and provided a breath sample (BAC) over 0.08), and the criminal charges. The Statutory Summary Suspension is from the Illinois…

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.  …