Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – NOT GUILTY
The Defendant was charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol which is a class A misdemeanor in the State of Illinois. Furthermore, a conviction for this offense will result in a revocation of one’s driving privileges. In Illinois if you are charged with DUI you are eligible for supervision upon a finding or plea of guilty on your first DUI and are only eligible for supervision one time. Upon a finding or plea of guilty on your second DUI there is a mandatory conviction which revokes your driving privileges. This was the defendant’s second DUI and she needed a valid driver’s license as she drove for work and could not sustain a conviction.
The Defendant hired Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael P. Schmiege to represent her. Mr. Schmiege, being an experienced criminal lawyer, thoroughly reviewed the case file and police reports and filed the proper and necessary motions. This was a very difficult case as the defendant submitted to a BAC and the results indicated that her blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit. The State’s Attorney’s office refused to reduce the charge and the case went to trial and Chicago Criminal Lawyer attacked the officers memory of the incident and arrest and administration of the BAC and argued that the police officers memory was lacking and insufficient for a finding of guilty and the judge agreed and found the defendant NOT GUILTY of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
DUI’s can have severe consequences on your future, freedom, reputation and driving privileges. If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with DUI in Illinois or DUI in Chicago it is important that you contact an experienced Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney. An experienced Chicago Criminal Lawyer can walk you through and explain the entire process surrounding a driving under the influence of alcohol charge.
Contact Chicago Criminal Lawyer Michael P. Schmiege for a free consultation concerning your criminal charges.