Top Chicago (Cook County) DUI Lawyers
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 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, 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 Gruszeczki & Smith 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 Chicago’s Gruszeczki and Smith Law.
For free consultation with criminal defense lawyers experienced with driving under the influence charges or other traffic offenses, contact Gruszeczki & Smith Law in Chicago, Illinois at 312.253.7343 or use the form to the right.
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.
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. Gruszeczki & Smith Law, your Chicago DUI Attorney team. Please visit this post for additional insights into why choosing DUI representation with the right experience is critically important.