FAQ: Frequently Asked

Chicago DUI Questions

Have questions about the DUI process in Chicago? Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.