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G&S DUI Attorneys at Law is a law firm with the primary focus of representing Illinois driver’s in the Greater Chicago area who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence.  The attorneys, Michael Gruszeczki & Dustin Smith, are both former Prosecutors with vast experience handling criminal cases in Illinois from both the prosecution side and the defense side.  Michael and Dustin have experience with all litigation relevant to a DUI case including Motions to Quash and Suppress Evidence, Bench Trials and Jury Trials.


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A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can cause you to lose your driver’s license. It can ruin education and job opportunities. Worse yet, it could send you to prison for a significant period of time. The attorneys at Gruszeczki and Smith Law LLP are former prosecutors in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. They have prosecuted numerous driving under the influence and traffic cases over their careers. If you have been charged with DUI, you need experienced legal representation. Gruszeczki & Smith Law has the experienced trial lawyers you need to keep your license and stay out of jail.

A DUI arrest results in a suspension of your driving privileges. If the driver submitted to a breathalyzer (breath tests) or blood or urine draws…

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Attorney Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith attended the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign where he earned a degree in History and a minor in Anthropology. Dustin graduated college and went on to attend the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Dustin began his career as a prosecutor in the city of Chicago with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. It was at the State’s Attorney’s Office where Dustin first began litigating DUI cases as a licensed law clerk in the Traffic Division at the Daley Center.

Attorney Michael Gruszeczki

Michael Gruszeczki was born and raised in Chicago. Mike attended DePaul University College of Law where he distinguished himself as a Dean’s List law student. He was honored for his academic achievements, graduating in the top of his class from DePaul. During law school, Mike also worked as a law clerk at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and for two different civil litigation law firms in Chicago.

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AVVO's Top Criminal Defense Attorneys of 2013
AVVO's Top DUI Attorneys of 2014

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AVVO's Top DUI Attorneys of 2014

” Dustin Smith has provided valuable consult and legal support on a number of occasions. He has a unique ability to translate complicated legal jargon into understandable terms. He’s certainly talked me off a few ledges! I’ve had a few situations which did not follow normal or predicted paths as they unfolded, but Dustin proved unflappable, professional, and supportive. I would highly recommend this firm to any person with appropriate legal needs. “

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Dustin Smith is exceptional!

My husband and I have worked with Dustin Smith countless times over the past 5 years with his representation in real estate law, and we look forward to many more! Dustin is an extremely trusted advisor, and he truly cares about his clients. We have made numerous recommendations to friends, family, and to our own clients, and they have all referred and recommended him frequently.

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” Dustin Smith has been my attorney for both purchasing a new home, and selling a home. Both experiences have been wonderful. Dustin did a great job at explaining both processes, going through all of the paperwork with me, answering all of my questions, and worked hard in making sure there weren’t any issues/unknowns at the time of closing. Both processes were quick and painless. I honestly felt like I did not do much during both of these closings, and I think that it exactly how a Client wants to feel – taken care of. If you want to work with someone who is knowledgeable, honest, and works hard to get the job done- then I highly recommend Dustin Smith! “

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” Dustin help with the bike process and closing of my new home and the sale of a home. He handled everything and was able to answer every question I could come up with. He is very prompt in answering emails and phone calls. I would recommend him to anyone.“

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”I was a witness in a domestic battery case which I was subpoenaed to testify in. The victim pressed battery charges against me for being involved. I was kept out of jail and everything was dropped thanks to Dustin. Under what I considered a high-pressure situation where I was blind-sided and about to be arrested he handled it with absolute professionalism and I didn’t even have to speak. Highly recommend.“

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”Gruszeczki & Smith Law represented me in a real estate closing roughly a year ago. Extremely professional and reliable throughout the entire process. I felt comfortable asking all of my questions and knew I was in good hands. It was actually the easiest real estate transaction I’ve worked through because of Mike and Dustin. I’ve recommended to family, friends and co-workers.“
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”I have used Dustin Smith’s legal services for both real estate transactions and for legal advice pertaining to my small business. I could’t be happier with his attention to detail and his overall knowledge and professionalism.“
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”Attorney Justin Smith is a magician! I had a difficult drug conviction looming over my head; on house-arrest with a two count indictment and the prospect of facing a maximum of 30 years in prison. Not only am I free, but the two count indictment was reduced to the lower count, and the maximum conviction was reduced to 2 years probation. Attorney Smith is a strong defense attorney, with a vast legal network in Chicago, also there to represent me at each court appearance. I am a west-side resident — living in a gang and drug infested community in Chicago yet, Dustin understood my case, and was for me and my fiance’ every step of the way. I highly recommend this twenty-first century Attorney, who did not look down on me, or pass me off to another Attorney despite my situations. Attorney Smith worked with me without hesitation. He kept me abreast of the laws, and responded to any/all questions my Fiance’ and I had regarding possible outcomes. I thank Attorney Smith for providing a personal touch; which can sometimes be overlooked. He is blunt, honest and open from beginning till end. I have recommended Dustin to friends and family, and to you as you read my zealous testimony! Attorney Smith will be there without hesitation — just be open with him, and he will do the same in return. Thanks again Dustin for being a twenty-first century attorney who achieves fairness through justice via the Law. God bless you!“
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”Professional, dependable and knowledgeable are just 3 words that I would use to describe attorney Dustin Smith. Mr. Smith reviewed my case, made an assessment and informed me of any steps, if needed, we would take to win my case. Because of Mr. Smith’s expertise we indeed did win this case. Thank you Gruszeczki & Smith.“
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Charlie’s reputation as an excellent lawyer is well deserved. His trial skills are second to none as is his record of success on behalf of his clients. Charlie is honest, thorough and hard working. I highly recommend him.

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Frequently Asked DUI Questions

Is it possible to get my criminal arrest record expunged or sealed?2018-10-10T14:18:27+00:00

Yes. Under specific circumstances, Illinois law allows felony, misdemeanor, or municipal ordinance violation records in Criminal and Traffic cases to be expunged or sealed. If you qualify, a judge can order your records sealed or expunged by law enforcement agencies. “Expunged” records are destroyed. “Sealed” records are closed and restricted from public access, but are not destroyed. This means employers and creditors cannot see these arrests. For a free consultation with experienced Chicago expungement attorneys, contact Gruszeczki & Smith Law at 312-253-7343 or use the form to the right.

Do I need an attorney for a bond hearing?2018-10-10T14:17:48+00:00

Having an experienced attorney at your side in bond court can mean the difference between making bail or being held in custody (jail) while awaiting trial. Contact the attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law at 312-253-7343.

Someone I care about was just arrested by the police, but I don’t know where the police took him, where should I look?2018-10-10T14:17:01+00:00

An experienced criminal attorney, like the attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP can help locate a loved one after he has been arrested. As former prosecutors, we are familiar with the various police locations throughout the city and know where to look. We can find your loved one. Even in police custody, the accused has the right to consult with an attorney. The defense in a criminal case starts immediately after an arrest. Waiting too long to contact an attorney in this situation can make matters worse. If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact us at 312- 253-7343 or email us by using the form to the right. We are available 24/7.

My driver’s license was suspended and I have a bad driving record, is it possible to get my license back?2018-10-10T14:14:13+00:00

Often times a driver can get his or her license back after it has been suspended. The attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law know how to read and research your driving record, and can guide you through the steps to restoring a valid license if it is possible. For a free consultation call us at 312-253-7343.

I was arrested for a DUI, what happens to my driver’s license?2018-10-10T14:13:27+00:00

In short, your driver’s license is automatically suspended. The length of the suspension depends on whether the driver submitted to a blood or breath alcohol test. If the driver submitted to a test and failed, his license is suspended for 6 months. If the driver refused to submit to these tests, his or her license is suspended for 12 months- assuming this is the driver’s first DUI. The suspension will take place on the 46th day after notice (usually on the date of the arrest). However, often times the accused’s rights are violated by the police. The accused can demand a statutory summary suspension hearing within 90 days. The attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith can help. Call us at 312-253-7343 or email us by using the form to the right.

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G&S DUI Attorneys at Law is located on 33 N Dearborn St #1950, Chicago, IL 60602. From Chicago Midway International Airport get on I-55 N/Stevenson Expy from S Cicero Ave and head northeast. Then keep right at the fork and follow signs for Departures/Garage. Next, keep left to continue toward Departures and continue onto Departures. After that, use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right and use any lane to turn right onto S Cicero Ave. At this point, pass by Starbucks (on the right in 1.1 mi) and turn right onto the Interstate 55 N/Stevenson Expy ramp to Chicago. Then continue to US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr and take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive exit from I-55 N/Stevenson Expy. Next, merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy and use the left 2 lanes to take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive exit. After that, continue on US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. and drive to S Dearborn St. At this point, merge onto US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr and use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Jackson Dr. Finally, turn right onto S Michigan Ave and turn left onto E Adams St. Turn right onto S Dearborn St and G&S DUI Attorneys at Law will be on the right.

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