DUI License Suspension / Disqualification- – How to STOP it

In most DUI cases in Illinois, in addition to the DUI criminal charges, you will received a STATUTORY SUMMARY SUSPENSION. This is the automatic suspension of your driver’s license 46 days after your DUI arrest. If you have a CDL license, this will suspend your CDL and cause a 1 year disqualification. This suspension /…

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…

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…

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.  …