Driving under the influence of alcohol can have a harmful impact on your future. If you are convicted of the offense then you face jail time, fines, community service, a criminal record, and the suspension of your driver’s license. You may also be subjected to higher rates for auto insurance while finding yourself disqualified from jobs which require you to drive. If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI then it is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. I am a Peoria criminal defense attorney who assists those charged with driving under the influence. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Peoria lawyer assisting Illinois residents charged with driving while intoxicated
A DUI or DWI should not be considered a trivial matter. It is considered a criminal charge. Depending on the circumstances you will either be charged with a misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI. The case will begin with an arraignment where a plea will be entered. If a favorable resolution cannot be reached then a trial date will be set. Drunk driving cases often hinge on whether the police had reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle, whether field sobriety tests were properly administered, how blood tests were conducted, and law enforcement’s handling of evidence. If the police failed to follow proper procedures, from beginning to end, then it may be possible to gain a dismissal. There are many steps to challenging a DUI and it is important that you retain an experienced attorney to assist you.
As a Peoria, Illinois DUI attorney I assist those who have been charged. I will use your initial consultation to hear your side of the story and to help you understand how the case is likely to proceed. Once retained, I will obtain all available evidence from the police and he will file any necessary Motions to challenge the officer’s stop of your vehicle as well as any blood or toxicology evidence. If necessary I will challenge other police procedures and will protect your rights throughout the process. If you wish to speak with a lawyer then contact my office today.
In addition to Peoria, I service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.
Peoria DUI attorney providing experienced legal representation
I bring extensive legal experience to every case I handle. As a former prosecutor with over twenty years of experience, I am familiar with our local legal system. I also strive to provide a high level of service. This includes quickly returning phone calls, promptly responding to emails, and providing clients with my cell phone number. I understand that this is a serious situation and I am ready to assist you.
I am also able to assist with issues such as a driver’s license reinstatement and the sealing of a criminal record.