If you are charged or arrested with Driving Under the Influence for the first time, you are probably new to the criminal justice system. You are likely concerned about your ability to drive, potentially losing employment, and the penalties you are facing. Generally speaking, the first DUI arrest is a Class A misdemeanor which is punishable up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. However, Illinois also has enacted a law, known as a Statutory Summary Suspension, which automatically suspends your license on the 46th days after your arrest. Our office has a great track record of clients getting their driving privileges reinstated.
The DUI Defense Lawyers at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois have handled Driving Under the Influence cases for years. We are trained in challenging breathalyzer results and fighting field sobriety tests. Our attorneys can explain your options to you and discuss how the facts of your case can relate the ultimate outcome of your case.
Your defense lawyer must have a detailed understanding of field sobriety tests, police procedures, and the sciences behind Driving Under the Influence charges. Driving Under the Influence is a highly technical area of law. Our lawyers aggressively fight to keep your driver’s license privileges, try and get reduced charges, or get your case dismissed.
Do You Think the Police Officer Did Not Properly Administer the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?
If you think that the officer did not properly administer the field sobriety tests to you, contact one of our DUI defense lawyers for a free initial consultation.
See our Field Sobriety Page for more information about the administration of field sobriety tests and how they can affect your case.
Did the Officer Have Probable Cause to Pull Your Vehicle Over?
One of the major issues in a DUI case is why the officer pulled you over. Often times, the officer stops a vehicle because of an equipment violation such as a broken tail light. Our DUI Defense Attorneys have handled thousands of Driving Under the Influence cases over the years and understand how police officers operate. We have successfully argued for our clients that there was no probable cause for the officer to pull the vehicle over and that there was no reason for the officer to reasonably believe that our client was under the influence. Contact our Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Weekend and after hours appointments are available.
Noll Law Office First Time DUI Results:
People v. J.S. (2015 Menard County)
J.S. was followed by a woman who claimed that he was driving erratically. The officer administered field sobriety tests and arrested J.S. for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. After a review of the video and police report by our DUI attorney and a retained field sobriety expert, the State dismissed the DUI charge and all of the accompanying traffic citations. In addition, the State conceded that there was no probable cause for the arrest and the Statutory Summary Suspension was rescinded. All charges were DISMISSED.
People v. M.W. (2012)
M.W. was charged with DUI. Our office was able to convince the prosecutor that the field sobriety tests were improperly administered. All charges were dismissed and M.W.’s license was never suspended.
People v. M.W. (2013)
M.W. was charged with Driving Under the Influence of an intoxicating compound. Our office was able to convince the prosecutor that law enforcement officers improperly conducted field sobriety tests and could not identify the appropriate intoxicating compound. All charges were dismissed and M.W. never lost driving privileges.