Being arrested for DUI can happen to anyone. For most of us, being arrested for DUI is traumatic and embarrassing. While no one wants to go through such an experience, it can happen to anyone despite our best intentions.
Illinois has some of the most stringent DUI laws in the country and the consequences of an arrest can be catastrophic including severe criminal penalties (including an extended jail term), loss of driving privileges, in some cases permanently, a threat to job security as well as severe financial hardship including fines, court costs, alcohol/drug evaluation costs, counseling costs, breath alcohol ignition interlock device costs and increased insurance costs.
Over the last 30 years, Illinois DUI law has become increasingly complex and fraught with danger for the inexperienced attorney. Therefore, for the person arrested for DUI, the choice of an experienced DUI Defense attorney is all important. Choose the wrong law firm to represent you in such an important matter with such far reaching consequences to your freedom, ability to drive and financial well-being and you could pay the price for years to come.
Your attorney should be experienced not only in the field of DUI defense but also in the area of driver's license consequences. That is why you should consider the Law Offices of Davis & LaScola, Ltd..
Larry Davis is also a recognized author and lecturer in the field of DUI and driver's license law, including Secretary of State rules and procedures. He is a co-drafter of the Illinois DUI law and has written numerous articles on these subjects for attorneys. He is a co-author of the book Defense of DUI published by the leading continuing legal education program in Illinois. Mr. Davis has also argued numerous DUI cases before the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court and his writings on DUI law have been cited by the Illinois Supreme Court. His advice and counsel is regularly sought by legal practitioners including prosecutors, defense attorneys and others.
Martin LaScola is an Attorney with the Law Offices of Davis & LaScola, Ltd.. He previously worked for nearly 5 years as a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. As an assistant state's attorney, Mr. LaScola prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony DUI offenses. Since he left the State's Attorney's Office in 2004, Mr. LaScola has represented and successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony DUIs. He enjoys a solid reputation and a wealth of experience in DUI summary suspension hearings, pre-trial motions and trials.
If you seek effective and knowledgeable representation in a DUI, traffic or other criminal matter, we look forward to hearing from you. Please be sure to visit our DUI/DWI FAQs page, explore our web site and contact us online to learn more. Let us put our vast experience to work to help you.