When you have been arrested for driving under the influence, this is an extremely stressful and traumatic event. In most cases this is a first time offense and you may be utterly unprepared to deal with the circumstances and what actions you should take. This is not a subject taught in school and most people lack the life experience of how to deal with an arrest or formal DUI charges.
A Chicago DUI attorney who is experienced and can aggressively defend your rights is worth his or her weight in gold. It takes years of experience and hundreds of DUI cases, both defending and prosecuting, to build the calm, certain understanding of what to look for, what to challenge, what actions to take and how to bring all of the elements together to form a strong defense for a client. Understanding each aspect of the law is fundamental but the experience and familiarity gained from years of application is what makes for a valued legal representative.
At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, our team includes former prosecutors and our founding attorney has more than 20 years of legal experience, including tenure at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. We have handled thousands of criminal cases through the years and are ready to put our experience to work for you.
What Our Law Firm Can Do for You
There are many ways that an experienced DUI lawyer may be able to effectively challenge your charges. For example:
- If nothing is done you will automatically have your license suspended. This is called a Statutory Summary Suspension (SSS) and will take place on the 46th day after your arrest. We can go to court and make arrangements, depending upon eligibility, for an exemption which can allow you to continue to operate a vehicle under certain programs.
- We can investigate and query any potential irregularities or faults in field sobriety tests or BAC tests. These can be quite faulty but without full knowledge of their weaknesses the tests can go unchallenged and remain valid as evidence to be used against you.
- We can fully investigate and pursue any and all potential violations of your rights particularly in the nature and circumstances under which you were stopped by the police. If this police stop proves to be unconstitutional, there is a possibility that a case and/or charges can be dismissed.
Learn more about how we can help with your case. Contact a Chicago DUI lawyer at our law firm – we accept your calls 24/7!