DUI Defense in Chicago, IL
A conviction for driving under the influence 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 G&S DUI Attorneys at Law 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 in Chicago or in the surrounding area, you need experienced legal representation. G&S DUI Attorneys 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, the Illinois Secretary of State will suspend your license for at least six months. If the driver refused to take these tests, then your license will be suspended for at least a year. However, the experienced Chicago attorneys at G&S DUI Attorneys at Law can aggressively challenge these suspensions. Often times, the police arrest people for driving under the influence based on improper vehicle stops. On other occasions, the police lack probable cause to arrest an accused for DUI. Further, sometimes the police don’t administer the tests according to the law or don’t properly warn a motorist about his rights. We will protect your rights and, if appropriate, demand a hearing (called a Statutory Summary Suspension hearing) to defeat these suspensions of your license based on improper policing.
Aside from the loss of your driver’s license, a driving under the influence arrest results in a criminal prosecution. DUI can be either a misdemeanor or felony offense based on the circumstances and background of the accused. As former prosecutors, our vast experience in search and seizure provides our clients with an avenue to attack the state’s evidence and get it thrown out before trial. Because we worked with the police, we know what mistakes the police make and we will use those mistakes for your benefit. If a trial is necessary, we will strategically present your case with the goal of a finding of not guilty. To beat a DUI, and avoid a suspension of your driver’s license, you need the experience and trial skills of the lawyers at G&S DUI Attorneys.
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Arrested for a DUI in Chicago?
Whether you are facing a DUI charge or other criminal charges it is important to understand that there is a big difference between a conviction and an arrest. The state and its prosecutors must prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in each and every case.
Our attorneys will work closely with you, reviewing your case, educating you on the legal issues and ramifications and discussing trial strategies and potential witnesses. From evaluating the state’s evidence and analyzing any offers from the state they will be your experienced criminal defense team. G&S DUI Attorneys, your Chicago DUI Attorney team. Please visit this post for additional insights into why choosing DUI representation with the right experience is critically important.
Finally, keep this in mind. If you are charged with driving under the influence or a drug related crime in Chicago, Cook County or any part of the state of Illinois, it’s extremely important to remember that law enforcement officials and the prosecution are not on your side.
DUI Defense Lawyers in Chicago
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. READ MORE >
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. READ MORE >