DUI Attorney Case Study – Bridgeview Courthouse

The Davis Law Group, P.C. is a Cook County based law firm that focuses on criminal law and DUI defense. The key to our successful client representation is a combination of an in-depth knowledge of the Illinois law and our skilled approach to negotiation and litigation of our clients’ cases in court. We combine this knowledge with a custom approach and strategy for each case, which allows us to reach the most favorable outcome for the clients that we represent.

DUI Defense Case Study – Bridgeview Courthouse

This is a case study of one such client who recently came to us facing incarceration in the Illinois Department of Corrections  after being charged with DUI. He was ultimately acquitted. The DUI defense lawyers at The Davis Law Group, P.C. defended this client at the Bridgeview Courthouse, more formally known as Cook County’s Fifth Municipal District Courthouse.  This particular DUI arrest occurred in Oak Lawn, Illinois and the case was brought to a bench trial by attorney David Mennie of The Davis Law Group, P.C.. Our legal team regularly represents clients with a variety of charges at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

Allegations against our Client: Our 33-year-old client was pulled over for allegedly making an improper turn. An Oak Lawn police officer alleged that he observed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and that our client admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving. The officer claimed that, in his opinion, our client failed the field sobriety tests. Additionally, our client took a preliminary breath test on the street, which allegedly indicated a BAC of .172. He was charged with DUI and refused further testing including an evidentiary breath test back at the police station.

Outcome: The case proceeded to a bench trial. The arresting officer testified regarding his observations of our client’s alleged poor performance on the field sobriety tests. On cross-examination, the officer admitted that he did not know whether he conducted the tests the way he was trained and that he did not remember the specific way he was trained to conduct the field sobriety tests. He admitted that the validity of the tests was dependent upon properly conducting the tests. The  preliminary breath test was not admissible trial. The Judge presiding over the case ruled that the evidence presented was insufficient to prove our client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. As a result, we were able to secure a finding of not guilty on the charge of DUI.

Contact Bridgeview Courthouse DUI Attorneys

The DUI defense lawyers at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have decades of combined legal experience representing clients charged with DUI throughout Illinois, including Cook County and the Bridgeview Courthouse. If you have been arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence you should retain the services of an attorney experienced in handling DUI cases. Contact the DUI defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. today to discuss your case. Frequently asked questions regarding DUI can also be found here. You can reach our legal team by filling out the contact request form on our website or by calling us at (847) 390-8500 – our attorneys are standing by and ready to help.