Thinking Outside Of The Box

smartstartinc logoHERE 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 →

IL DUI Education & Counseling Requirements

smartstartinc logoDUI 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...

What to do When Stopped at a DUI Checkpoint This Summer

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 →

DRASTIC Defenses to the Breath Test in a DUI Case

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 →

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