Frequently Asked Questions: DUI
I've just been arrested for DUI. What should I do first?
To protect your rights, before you do anything else, call a skilled DUI attorney. Do not make any statements or enter a plea of "guilty" or "no contest" or accept any type of deal before having a lawyer present. Your first step should be to call a Chicago DUI attorney at The Toney Law Firm, LLC.
I don't know why the officer stopped me. I wasn't doing anything wrong. Is that legal?
If the arresting officer did not have "probable cause" to pull you over, your charges may be able to be dismissed. Discuss the circumstances of your arrest and what the officer claimed was his reason for stopping you with your lawyer. If you were driving safely and committed no traffic infractions it is possible you were stopped unlawfully.
My Breathalyzer test showed a BAC of .08% but I hadn't had anything to drink in over two hours. How is that possible?
Breathalyzer tests are not always reliable and if it can be shown it was not properly calibrated or the officer did not conduct the test properly, such evidence can be challenged and thrown out of court. Your attorney understands how to do this and will explain how such evidence can be false.
The officer took my drivers license and said it would automatically be suspended. Is there a way to get it back?
Yes. You have up to 90 days to request a DUI Hearing to contest the suspension of your license. You attorney can help you do this and appear with you to help you get your license back. When you call the firm for representation you lawyer will do everything possible to get your life back in order while your case is processed.
I was convicted of a DUI and had my license revoked. Now that I have served my sentence can I do anything about my license or arrest record?
Yes. It is possible to petition to get a revoked license reissued and it may be possible to get your DUI arrest and conviction records sealed. This means no one doing a background check will find your DUI as part of your record.
Contact a Chicago DUI Lawyer for clear answers to any questions you have about a DUI arrest or conviction.
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