DUI, Skokie / Old Orchard Courthouse
The DUI attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have extensive experience representing clients charged with DUI at the Skokie Courthouse located at 5600 Old Orchard Road. Our Skokie DUI lawyers provide high-quality, knowledgeable and professional legal representation to those accused of driving under the influence.
DUI charges resulting from arrests in the northern suburbs of Cook County are regularly prosecuted in the Second Municipal District Courthouse in Skokie, Illinois. This location is also referred to as the Old Orchard Courthouse or Skokie Courthouse. The vast majority of DUI cases are prosecuted as misdemeanor offenses, although felony DUIs are frequently prosecuted at this courthouse as well.Where are DUI cases heard within the Skokie Courthouse?
There are multiple misdemeanor DUI courtrooms within the Skokie Courthouse, primarily on the first floor of the building (Rooms 101, 102, 103 and 104) where these cases are heard Monday through Friday. Suburban felony DUI matters are typically handled in courtrooms on the second floor of this courthouse. Additionally, there are courtrooms on the first floor of the courthouse where Chicago felony DUI cases are assigned.
Aside from DUI cases, the misdemeanor courtrooms in the Second District courthouse in Skokie may also have other misdemeanor offenses mixed in along with other traffic-related matters. Domestic violence cases are heard separately.Which cities and villages have DUI cases assigned to the Skokie Courthouse?
There are numerous cities and villages that comprise the Second Municipal District, which include Glenview, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette, Deerfield, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Northfield, Kenilworth, Golf, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Glencoe, Des Plaines and Winnetka. Each of these villages make arrests for driving under the influence and the arresting officers are scheduled to appear and/or testify on DUI and other traffic matters on specified dates throughout the calendar year (commonly called key dates).Who prosecutes DUI cases at the Skokie Courthouse?
With the exception of Northbrook, DUI charges at Skokie courthouse are prosecuted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, which is led by an elected official, the Cook County State’s Attorney. Northbrook is the only village where a team of village prosecutors have been contracted by Northbrook to handle first and second offense DUI cases. DUI is typically only charged as a felony for a third or subsequent offense, although there are exceptions. All felony DUI cases are prosecuted by the Cook County State's Attorney's office.Contact our Skokie DUI lawyers today
The Skokie DUI defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have years of experience practicing law in this courthouse and are familiar with the local courthouse procedures, judges, prosecutors, and Clerks of the Circuit Court. Our attorneys appear at this courthouse on almost a daily basis. Hiring an attorney that has extensive experience in the courthouse where your case is pending can make a significant difference in the quality of their legal representation.
Our Main Office in Northfield is conveniently located a short distance from the Skokie Courthouse. Contact us today if you have been charged with DUI, a criminal offense or a traffic-related matter in the Second Municipal District courthouse in Skokie, Illinois. We are happy to provide prospective clients with a free initial consultation. Let us put our vast experience to work for you.