DUI / DWI LAWYER
Kane County DUI – Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one is facing a drunk driving charge, it is important to seek the counsel of a skilled lawyer immediately. Our Elgin DUI/DWI attorneys will examine your situation and educate you on your options and what you can expect while going through the legal process.
We can help you.
At the Law Office of Richard C. Irvin & Associates, we represent clients facing all types of misdemeanor or felony charges for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We know the time following a DUI charge is important. A person may face jail or prison time, large fines, or have his or her driver’s license suspended or revoked. A first offense can carry heavy consequences, including a 120 days to a year license suspension, up to a $2,500 fine and up to one year in jail. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), we can step in and provide aggressive arguments for maintaining your driving privileges and keeping you out of jail. Contact one of our experienced Illinois DUI lawyers today for a free consultation.
Our most important goal is to help clients maintain their driving privileges in some fashion. We assist clients with applying for judicial driver’s license permits and argue against statutory suspension. The field sobriety tests and Breathalyzer examinations are not foolproof and leave room to challenge their accuracy. We take seriously the rights of clients and aggressively challenge police procedures. We review your entire case to ensure there was probable cause to stop you, including the procedure of the arrest and interrogation, and every step involved in your detainment.
The Initial Stop
A large portion of your defense rests on the initial stop and the law enforcement officer’s actions at that time. We will interview witnesses and read the officer’s report to get as much information as possible. If a Breathalyzer was used, we will examine its maintenance records to ensure that the machine was accurately calibrated, and determine if the officer was properly trained on its operation.
Several other aspects of your traffic stop will be examined, including:
- Was there probable cause for the traffic stop?
- Were the field sobriety tests administered properly?
- Was there a strong odor of alcohol?
- Did the driver have bloodshot and glassy eyes?
- Was the portable Breathalyzer used correctly?
Count on our firm to ask these, and many other questions while crafting your defense. Do not hesitate to schedule a consultation at either our Aurora or Elgin office.
Illinois Secretary of State Hearings
After a person has had his or her license suspended for a second DUI, he or she needs to appear before the Illinois secretary of state for a driver’s license reinstatement hearing. We represent clients at the reinstatement hearings and do our best to make sure they comply with the requirements of reinstatement, including drug or alcohol counseling and payment of any fines and reinstatement fees.
Contact Our Firm
If you have questions regarding DUI defense or Breathalyzer testing, contact The Law Office of Richard C. Irvin & Associates to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept major credit cards for payment of services. Hablamos español.