DRIVING UNDER the INFLUENCE (DUI)
If you were charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you face automatic license suspension and possible jail time. Hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney right away can significantly improve your chances of reducing or eliminating some of the consequences.
For decades, the attorneys at Lucco, Brown, Dawson & Hertz LLP have been providing effective criminal defense for clients throughout southern Illinois who were charged with drinking and driving. We have earned a reputation of providing excellent client service among judges, clients and peers. Several of our attorneys are listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Whether this is your first DUI offense, or you are considered a habitual offender, our DUI defense attorneys can help protect your rights and minimize the consequences you face. We invite you to contact our offices today to arrange a consultation. We offer quality, cost-effective legal services.
Challenging the Prosecution's Evidence
A successful DUI conviction depends on evidence taken at the time of the traffic stop and immediately after an arrest. Often this evidence, such as blood alcohol content and scores of a field sobriety test, is inadmissible in court if it was not collected according to the Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines.
Our DUI lawyers have been successful at challenging everything from the traffic stop to field sobriety tests and the accuracy of breathalyzer or blood test results. We search for inconsistencies between the police report and video. We question whether the breathalyzer operator was properly trained and whether enough time lapsed between the first and second blood alcohol content tests. If we find any problems with how the evidence was collected, we will file a motion to suppress it.
Helping Clients Reinstate Their Driving Privileges
The most common penalty for drinking and driving is a suspended license. If this is your first offense, you may have your license revoked for a few months. If this is your second or third offense, the license revocation period is two years. Our attorneys are skilled at defending DUI charges. We will attend Secretary of State Administrative Hearings to help get your license back.
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