I recently represented a client charged with DUI, no insurance on the vehicle, driving without a license, improper lane usage and improper use of a turn signal. No accident was involved, and no person was injured. The police had pulled my client over for her alleged improper lane usage and failure to properly signal her turn. After she was pulled over, the officer administered field sobriety tests, which she allegedly failed. She took the breathylizer test and blew well over the legal limit. She was charged with two counts of DUI, driving without a license, driving without insurance, failure to properly signal, and improper lane usage.
Many attorneys would look at the facts and tell the client to plead guilty and move on. I filed a motion asking the court to suppress all of the evidence recovered by the police because the officer did not have probable cause to stop the vehicle. After a hearing where the officer testified, the Court granted the motion and suppressed all of the evidence. This included all evidence that my client was driving without a license, had no insurance, and was under the influence of alcohol.
Even after this ruling, the State pressed on and wanted a trial. Prior to trial, I filed another motion seeking to bar all evidence from being presented at trial. The Judge granted this motion and all charges against my client were dismissed.
You want a Orland Park criminal attorney who is experienced, can identify issues, and who will not hesitate to fight for your rights and do what is necessary to get the best result for you.