Facing a DUI charge can be one of the most devastating times in one's life. Those convicted of driving under the influence not only risk damaging their reputation, but are also subject to license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines, community service, jail or even prison. Illinois handles DUI cases harshly, making it difficult for those convicted to return to their normal lives.
Our Approach To Building Your Defense
At The Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, Inc., our attorney is experienced in handling DUIs. Our method of defense involves investigating the procedures by which you were arrested. According to Illinois law, police must follow proper protocol in making DUI arrests. If proper protocol was not followed, the prosecution's argument is weakened. Additionally, our attorney is skilled at arguing the validity and reliability of the evidence stacked against you, thus lowering your chances of being convicted and/or decreasing your penalty.
When examining protocol, we look at every aspect of the prosecution's case against you. We look to the initial stop itself and whether the police had probable cause to pull you over and suspect you had been drinking. We work to uncover inconsistencies and whether the police actually observed the behaviors giving them reasonable suspicion of intoxication or whether standard indications were included in the police report.
We look to see whether the field sobriety tests were conducted properly and whether any of your rights were violated during the tests. Make sure you have the facts about field sobriety tests in Illinois.
Driver's License Issues After A DUI
Following a drunk driving charge in Illinois, you will also face a civil case. Notification of your arrest will be sent to the secretary of state to suspend your license. You have an extremely limited period of time to challenge the suspension. It is important to contact a DUI lawyer as soon as possible after you have been arrested to prevent the automatic suspension of your license. We can help you keep your license after a DUI.
If your license has been suspended, we can help you address civil penalties with the secretary of state and work to get your driver's license reinstated.
You Deserve A Strong Defense. Contact The Law Office Of Bradley R. Tengler, Inc.
Our firm understands that everyone is entitled to the best defense possible, no matter what the conviction. Attorney Tengler's skill and experience in defending those charged with DUI will prove to be a valuable resource as you go through this difficult time. We are committed to helping you move past this incident and on with life as seamlessly as possible. For a free initial consultation for most cases, please contact us at 815-981-4859. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Located in Rockford, we accept cases throughout the surrounding areas of Illinois.