Waukegan DUI Attorney Case Study

The Waukegan DUI attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have an unparalleled understanding of Illinois DUI and traffic law and years of experience representing clients at the main Lake County courthouse located in downtown Waukegan. Our DUI lawyers are prepared to fight to protect your freedom and driving privileges.

DUI Defense Case Study – Lake County, Illinois

The case study detailed below is the recent story of our client who, after allegedly failing field sobriety tests, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol by the Illinois State Police. Defense Attorney David Mennie, one of our experienced Lake County DUI attorneys, and a former prosecutor, was the lead attorney on this case.

Allegations against our Client: Our 46-year-old client rear-ended another vehicle. The Illinois State trooper arrived on the scene and stated that he observed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and that our client admitted to driving. Our client submitted to a preliminary breath test on the street, indicating a blood alcohol concentration of .20 and he was charged with DUI by the trooper. After his arrest, back at that station, he did not submit to any further chemical testing.

Trial Summary: Following the officer’s testimony at trial, he was cross examined by Mr. Mennie. The investigating officer had made several errors by not following proper procedure in conducting the standardized field sobriety tests at the scene of the arrest. In addition, he testified to making observations of our client that were not supported by the video evidence presented. The preliminary breath test taken on the street was not admissible as evidence at trial.

The judge ruled that the prosecution did not present sufficient evidence demonstrating that our client was under the influence of alcohol at the time he was driving.

Outcome: After a bench trial at the Waukegan Courthouse in Lake County, we were able to secure a finding of not guilty on the charge of DUI.

Contact Waukegan DUI Attorneys

The Davis Law Group, P.C. is comprised of skilled DUI defense lawyers with extensive experience in Lake County. Our practice includes traffic ticket defense, DUI defense, criminal defense and expungement.

Lake County DUI cases are adjudicated at the Waukegan Courthouse. The Waukegan Courthouse is located at 18 N. County Street. While the majority of DUI offenses are charged as misdemeanors, felony DUI cases heard at the Waukegan Courthouse as well (also known as aggravated DUI cases). The penalties for DUI can range from a period of court supervision to substantial prison time. Of course, other penalties may include a loss of driving privileges, treatment and high fines.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Lake County, Illinois, your first call should be to a professional and knowledgeable Waukegan DUI attorney. Our defense attorneys are standing by and ready to help. Our practice extends throughout the Lake County, including the branch courts located in Mundelein, Park City and Round Lake Beach.

Call (847) 390-8500 to speak to our team today. You can also connect with us online by submitting your contact information via our contact page.

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