HERE WE GO... AGAIN: In 2015, a client named Linda K. came into my office to discuss her 2nd DUI arrest with me. After the meeting, it was clear that I had given her good legal advice. It was equally clear that she got to know me as a lawyer AND as a person! She clearly liked me and trusted me. Thus, she hired me, and we were “off to the races.”... read more →
DUI EVALUATIONS: Every person who is pleads guilty or is found guilty of DUI in Illinois must have obtained a DUI Evaluation before sentencing. Each county has numerous DUI evaluators and most court houses have a list of pre-approved providers. In most counties there are usually many evaluators to choose from...
Summer is here and that means vacations, parties and an influx of drinking for some people. Over 900,000 people are arrested every year for DUI and DWI charges with over 1.4 million arrests occurring in 2010 alone, and there is always a noticeable spike in DUI arrests in the summer… read more →
If you have been stopped and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), the law enforcement agency probably used a breath test to measure your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and determine how impaired you may have been. Many elements go into whether or not a breath test delivers an accurate… read more →
Jerald Novak is the first and only Defense Lawyer in Lake County, Illinois, to be certified as both a field sobriety test instructor and practitioner. Illinois DUI attorney Jerald Novak was recently certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as… read more →