Rochelle, Illinois DUI Lawyers

Richard H. Schmack
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Sycamore, IL DUI Attorney with 39 years experience
(815) 895-2074 584 W. State Street
Sycamore, IL
DUI, Domestic Violence, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Richard Schmack was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Berwyn, Illinois. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois in 1977 with double majors in Political Science and History. In 1980 he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Upon graduation from law school in 1980, Richard was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar. Richard has made DeKalb County his home since1985. He, his wife, Jackie, who is his office manager, and...
Jack Slingerland
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Sycamore, IL DUI Attorney with 41 years experience
(815) 895-5141 499 E. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jack C. Slingerland received a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Jack is the city Attorney for Genoa, IL. He has served as a DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney, as the DeKalb County Public Defender, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He served as a member of the legislative staff of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael J. Madigan.

Jack has been in private practice of law for more than 23 years, and now is the co-owner of Slingerland & Clark, P.C. He is admitted to practice in federal...
Dennis Riley
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Oregon, IL DUI Attorney with 42 years experience
(815) 732-7444 410 W Washington St
Oregon, IL 61061
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Rockford, IL DUI Lawyer
(815) 547-9533 6281 Valley Knoll Dr
Rockford, IL 61109
DUI and Criminal
Dekalb, IL DUI Lawyer
(815) 758-6626 317 E Locust St
Dekalb, IL 60115
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Donald J Ramsell
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(800) 342-5384 12 S. Riverside
Ste 2-I
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationSt. Charles, IL DUI Lawyer with 34 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
Donald J. Ramsell, author of several DUI articles and books, is the one of the few DUI defense attorneys to appear and argue on a DUI case before the United States Supreme Court in its entire 213 years of existence. In his 33 year career his firms have defended 15,000 clients.
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL DUI Attorney with 17 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Motta II is the Managing Partner at Motta & Motta LLC. He concentrates his law practice in criminal defense, DUI, divorce & family law. Robert was named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community for his unparalleled pre-trial and trial strategies.
Patrick Nelson
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Wheaton, IL DUI Attorney with 19 years experience
(630) 480-4280 1749 South Naperville Road
Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
As an experienced litigator with over 18 years of experience, I have extensive experience handling the following types of cases: divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony (maintenance), property division, modification and support enforcement, QDRO's (division of retirement accounts), criminal law, DUI, traffic tickets, juvenile and expungement.

I believe that representing clients is a great responsibility and privilege. I enjoy helping people through a difficult time. I take a personal approach to each client and to each case. Every client that retains me receives personal attention and knows that their interests truly matters to me. You will...
Mr. Stephen A Brundage
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Wheaton, IL DUI Attorney with 28 years experience
(630) 260-9647 1749 S Naperville Rd
Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
My law enforcement background as an investigator, instructor, evidence technician and police officer provides a key advantage to clients of my criminal defense practice. I have practiced law in Illinois for 27 years, helping thousands of clients obtain the best possible outcome when facing criminal charges, from DUI and traffic offenses to serious felonies such as drug charges and sex crimes. Our law firm, serving DuPage, Kane, and Cook counties, also offers strong advocacy in divorce, custody and related issues, as well as and personal injury, real estate, and wills and trusts. For experienced, personalized representation in your legal...
Timothy Martin
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Wheaton, IL DUI Attorney with 26 years experience
(630) 480-0604 610 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
Timothy P. Martin Wheaton, Illinois Managing Partner and Chief Litigator 630-474 -8000 Office 630-480-0692 Fax Email Tim@Timmartinlaw.com Timothy P. Martin, a resident of DuPage County, is a Partner with the LAW OFFICES OF MARTIN & KENT, LLC. Mr. Martin received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois. While in law school, Mr. Martin served as an associate editor of the John Marshall Law Review. His work on the law review lead to a nationally published article in the area of criminal law. In 2009, Tim Martin was elected President of the...
Gus Kostopoulos
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Naperville, IL DUI Lawyer with 20 years experience
(630) 556-1814 608 S. Washington Street
Suite 58
Naperville, IL 60540
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
DePaul University
Gus Kostopoulos is a former prosecutor with over 18 years experience successfully handling criminal defense matters.
Jeremy Wang
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Wheaton, IL DUI Lawyer with 8 years experience
(630) 712-9264 610 E. Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeremy Wang of Wheaton, Illinois, is a successful trial-tested criminal, traffic, and DUI defense lawyer. 630-712-9264. Free 20 minute consultations.DuPage County Attorneys is a division of the Wheaton law firm, J. Wang Law, LLC.

When he first started his legal career, Jeremy often heard complaints due to the lack of attention clients received from attorneys they used in the past. These well established lawyers, although successful, may have been so busy - they did not have the time to give each client the attention they needed. As a young attorney, this is how Mr. Wang built his law practice over...
Steven R. Roach
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Wheaton, IL DUI Attorney with 21 years experience
(630) 573-8500 1755 S. Naperville Road
Suite # 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
The "Law Offices of Steven R. Roach" is a full service criminal defense practice with office locations in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Wheaton, Illinois. We provide tough, experienced, effective representation on behalf of adults and juveniles throughout the greater Chicagoland area, and all surrounding suburbs. We are pleased to offer a free consultation. Our practice areas include, but are not limited to, Personal Injury, Criminal defense, Worker's Compensation, DUI, Traffic, Driver's License Revocation Reinstatement, FOID Firearm Owners Rights Reinstatement. To contact one of our law offices, call 312-421-8820 / 847-685-6000 / 630-573-8500. You may also contact us...
Ken Wang
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Naperville, IL DUI Lawyer with 11 years experience
(630) 470-6900 1717 N. Naper Blvd. #200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Former President of the McDonough County Bar Association, and named as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40. CALI award for excellence winner for trial advocacy. Former First Assistant State's Attorney of the McDonough County Bar Association. Managing Attorney at the Law Office of Ken Wang. Admitted to the Federal Bar of the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Trial Bar.
Ray Flavin
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Woodstock, IL DUI Lawyer with 26 years experience
(815) 334-9004 666 Russel Ct
Suite 106
Woodstock, IL 60098
DUI and Domestic Violence
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Master's of Business Administration
Law Degree Southern Illinois University
25+ years Criminal Defense Attorney
Matthew J. Haiduk
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Geneva, IL DUI Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 557-6288 825 W. State
#117D
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
Concentrating in helping and defending people accused of crimes, DUI and traffic offenses. Aggressive.

Zealous representation of private and court appointed clients in trial and appellate
courts. Practice includes crimes such as homicide, assault, drug distribution, drug
possession, fraud, DUI, Home Invasion, Sex Offenses and traffic tickets; Jury trials,
bench trials, and contested motions dispositive of the case; Research, draft, file and
serve Appellate briefs, Petitions for Leave to Appeal to the Illinois State Supreme Court,
Post Conviction and 2-1401 petitions for trial courts; Oral Arguments before the Illinois
State Appellate Court, Second Judicial District.
Charles A. Canning
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Elgin, IL DUI Attorney with 35 years experience
(847) 742-0420 40 N. Airlite
Suite 3
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Charles Canning has represented clients throughout Kane County and across Northern Illinois for over 30 years. He assists clients with cases in the following practice areas:
Stacey A. McCullough
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St. Charles, IL DUI Attorney with 25 years experience
(630) 665-7300 309 Walnut Street
Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Stacey A. McCullough's career has been focused on the successful defense of the criminally accused in DuPage County for over 20 years. She has firmly established her advocacy skills through hundreds of hearings and trials for offenses ranging from traffic violations to felonies. Stacey's experiences and involvement in the legal community have instilled in her the understanding that each case and client she takes on is unique and important. She reviews all circumstances thoroughly and provides clients with explanations of proceedings, potential challenges, and possible outcomes. Clients can be confident Stacey's representation is personal, honest, respectful and dedicated.

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Joseph M. Laraia
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Wheaton, IL DUI Attorney with 57 years experience
(630) 690-6800 1761 South Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
DUI, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Northwestern University School of Law
A trusted and highly experienced attorney, Joseph M. Laraia is a representative in the courts of DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties in Illinois. Mr. Laraia has been a trial attorney for more than 48 years and takes pride in serving clients in both criminal and civil cases. When Mr. Laraia first started our law firm back in 1966, attorneys had to be versatile enough to represent clients in all types of legal cases. Because of this experience, he has been successful in cases ranging from traffic violations to capital murder, as well as in family law and business litigation.
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Salvatore Miglore
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Wheaton, IL DUI Lawyer with 38 years experience
(630) 933-8400 310 South County Farm Road
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60187
DUI, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
DePaul College of Law and DePaul College of Law
With over 35 years of legal experience, including experience as a Special Municipal Prosecutor, and two years as a Cook County Sheriff's Deputy, lawyer Salvatore C. Miglore has earned a reputation over the last 30 years for being a quick witted and talented advocate for his clients. The Law Offices of Salvatore C. Miglore & Associates, in Wheaton, Illinois, prides itself in counseling clients about all their legal problems.

Our firm focuses on the areas of family law and criminal defense. All clients receive the same personalized counsel about their legal issues. We encourage you to deal proactively with your legal...
Glenn Sowa
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Geneva, IL DUI Attorney with 36 years experience
(630) 232-1780 524 W. State Street
Unit 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Mr. Sowa was a Special Agent in the Illinois Bureau of Investigation, the State Police agency for investigating narcotics and organized crime, and later became an Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County. Prominently active in the Kane County Bar, he is a member of its Criminal Law Committee and Courthouse Design Committee, and a lecturer on ethics and criminal law for the Kane County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee Seminars. Mr. Sowa is the past Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee.

Mr. Sowa manages our office in Geneva, handling cases in Kane, DeKalb, Kendall and outlying counties.

Mr. Sowa has extensive experience...
Brent M. Christensen
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Wheaton, IL DUI Lawyer with 25 years experience
(630) 665-5965 1755 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationDUI
The John Marshall Law School
For more than 20 years' experience, Brent Christensen has been the leader in DuPage County DUI defense. Admitted to practice throughout Illinois and in every Federal jurisdiction, including the United States Supreme Court, Brent Christensen's experience, knowledge and creativity make him to "go-to" choice for any one charged with a DUI anywhere in DuPage County, Illinois.
Michael T. Schulenberg
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Batavia, IL DUI Lawyer with 19 years experience
(630) 280-3879 428 South Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
When hiring an attorney you need to have someone on your side that concentrates their practice in one or two areas of law. I concentrate my practice in representing those charged with criminal and traffic offenses, family law, and litigation.
Brendan W Caver
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Rockford, IL DUI Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 714-9508 308 W State St #321
Rockford, IL 61101
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Loyola University Chicago
Theodore Louis Kuzniar
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St. Charles, IL DUI Attorney with 45 years experience
(630) 377-7770 2580 Foxfield Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Kuzniar is a member of the Illinois State and Kane County Bar Associations where he has been a frequent lecturer. He was recently honored by the Kane County Bar Association for 30 years of service to the profession and membership in the Association. Mr. Kuzniar is licensed to practice in the Illinois state, appellate and Supreme Courts, as well as the United States Federal District Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kuzniar was chosen by the Supreme Court of the...
Robert H. Hanaford
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Fox River Grove, IL DUI Attorney with 37 years experience
(847) 516-5297 100 S Northwest Hwy
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Patricia Magana
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Naperville, IL DUI Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 448-2001 1555 Bond Street
Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563
DUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Ms. Magaña has extensive experience in criminal defense, including traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses. Additionally, she represents individuals in formal and informal hearings before the Secretary of State's Office.

Brett A. Appelman
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Naperville, IL DUI Lawyer with 13 years experience
(630) 717-7801 618 W. 5th Ave.
Suite B
Naperville, IL 605063
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Wisconsin Law School and Federal Law Eforcement Training Center
Paul M. Marriett
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Rockford, IL DUI Attorney with 7 years experience
(815) 391-0089 308 West State Street
Suite 327
Rockford, IL 61101
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
The majority of my practice revolves around fighting for those injured in major and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents and defending those accused of DUI, Misdemeanor, Felony, and Traffic offenses. I have NEVER worked for, or taken on an insurance company as a client, and I've NEVER prosecuted anyone on behalf of a state or federal agency. When you hire me, if you e-mail, call, or text message the office, I'm the one that answers, when we go to court, I'll be the one there with you, NOT an associate. Feel free to read some reviews from former clients...
John P. Dickson
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Crystal Lake, IL DUI Lawyer with 8 years experience
(815) 317-5193 4 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
DUI, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Chicago
Dickson Law Group is a full service law firm serving individuals and small businesses in McHenry, Kane, Lake, DuPage, and Cook counties.
Maria G. Antoniolli
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Winfield, IL DUI Lawyer with 7 years experience
(630) 668-6700 1N141 County Farm Rd
#230
Winfield, IL 60190
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Maria G. Antoniolli, or “Gabby,” grew up in DuPage County, attending Hinsdale South High School in Darien. She went on to attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and,after graduation, Gabby was hired by the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office where she worked as a legal secretary for one year prior to attending law school at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She earned a Juris Doctorate in 2012 and, after passing the bar exam, she was welcomed back to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney.

She began her career at the State’s Attorney’s Office handling...
David Lee
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Aurora, IL DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 796-7699 2000 W Galena Blvd,
Suite 202
Aurora, IL 60506
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
I have been a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois since 2003. I began my legal career as a an Assistant State's Attorney in the County of Kendall, State of Illinois. In 2007 I opened my private practice and have successfully represented hundreds of clients in matters ranging from criminal defense to various family law issues, including divorce. I have a unique perspective in criminal defense from my experience in criminal prosecution. I believe that in order to successfully represent client's in criminal and family law matters one must know what the available options are, have a very thorough...
David Brian Franks
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Lake in the Hills, IL DUI Attorney with 29 years experience
(847) 854-7700 1301 Pyott Road
Suite 200
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Beijing University & Fudan University
David B. Franks is a highly effective Criminal Attorney, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Lawyer and Traffic Defense Attorney who has practiced criminal law since being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1989. Mr. Franks has more than fifteen years of criminal prosecution and defense experience. Mr. Franks served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both Cook County and McHenry County, Illinois. In McHenry County he served four years as a prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions. He served as one of the first two designated Domestic Battery Prosecutors in McHenry County, as well as the Misdemeanor and Traffic...
Marilyn A.  Miller
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Wheaton, IL DUI Lawyer with 40 years experience
(630) 424-8816 1755 S. Naperville Rd.,Suite 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
The Law Office of Marilyn A. Miller represents clients accused of criminal offenses in State and Federal Court. After decades of experience, we are ready to aggressively and effectively handle pretrial negotiations, bond hearings, arraginments. preliminary hearings, bench or jury trials, post-trial proceedings, and crminal appeals in defense of our clients. We are prepared to represent clients charged with all types of felonies and misdemeanors including serious traffic and DUI offenses. We are also available to counsel clients who are in police custody. Our law practice extends from Chicago to the greater Chicagoland area including the...
Brian J. Mirandola
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Elgin, IL DUI Lawyer with 19 years experience
47 Du Page Court
Elgin, IL 60120
DUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
I am criminal defense lawyer Brian J. Mirandola. I served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kane County for more than seven years, where I prosecuted hundreds of DUI cases and other misdemeanors and felonies. I understand the prosecutor's strategy. I was also a member of the criminal defense team at a large local law firm for nearly two years, where I learned that handling case files as they land in your in-box is no way to provide effective, honest criminal defense representation. That is why I opened my private solo practice last year. I started law school...
Donald Zuelke
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Aurora, IL DUI Lawyer with 34 years experience
(630) 906-7360 563 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
The John Marshall Law School
Scott A. Kent
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Wheaton, IL DUI Lawyer
(630) 474-8000 610 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
DUI, Criminal and Juvenile
DePaul College of Law
Sandi Byrd
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Aurora, IL DUI Lawyer with 23 years experience
(630) 906-7360 563 Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Zuelke & Byrd, L.L.C., have significant experience defending people charged with crimes. Sandi Byrd entered private practice in October 2002 following nearly six years working as an attorney in the Kane County Public Defender's Office. Since entering private practice Sandi has represented clients in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and Cook Counties. Sandi graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1996 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois the same year. Since the beginning of her career Sandi has focused her...
Michael O'Donnell
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Wheaton, IL DUI Attorney with 15 years experience
(630) 765-7365 310 South County Farm Road, Suite F,
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
DePaul College of Law
Prior to opening the firm of the Law Office of Michael P. O'Donnell & Associates in 2014, Mike worked at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office for over 11 years, handling all types of felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mike served as a clerk at the State's Attorney office conducting motion writing and legal research. As an Assistant State's Attorney, he has prosecuted thousands of cases including traffic, domestic violence, financial crimes, narcotics, and violent crimes. Mike served in the Traffic, Misdemeanor, Juvenile and Felony Division. He has conducted hundreds of trials and hearings...
Richard Kelly
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Hebron, IL DUI Attorney with 27 years experience
(815) 404-8522 P.O. Box 428
10008 Main St
Hebron, IL 60034
DUI, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.

Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.

DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.


Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.

Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.