DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS (DUI)

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DUI BASICS

Hiring an experienced and effective Chicago DUI lawyer to defend against an allegation of drunk driving is an important decision. DUI convictions can lead to heavy fines, a multi-year suspension of your driver’s license, steep increases in your insurance and jail time. Remember, just because you have been arrested for driving while impaired, even if you failed a BAC test, doesn’t necessarily mean you are guilty or that you don’t have legal options. 


​Not all DUI cases are the same, as each includes a unique set of circumstances. Typically, it is through these circumstances that our attorneys can either find evidence of police or prosecutor mistakes or uncover certain details to undermine the state's case.

In addition to representation in court, Wachnik Law LLC can guide you through Secretary of State hearings, the effects of a DUI allegation or conviction on your insurance, and driving privileges, such as a suspended or revoked license. Call us today at 847-892-5060.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU FIGHT DUI CHARGES

DUI cases are built around three crucial elements:

Evidence of Bad Driving — Law enforcement must have a reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle before they turn on the lights and siren. Often, evidence of lawful driving can be used to bolster your case.


Performance on Field Sobriety Tests — Many law enforcement officers are inexperienced or improperly trained on how to administer field sobriety tests. As your Chicago and Cook County DUI lawyer, we are educated on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration guidelines, and understand how your performance on these tests can be used to your advantage.

Results of a Breath or Blood Test — Test results for blood alcohol are the linchpin of any DUI prosecution. But our state also requires that officers inform those charged with certain rights. Breath instruments must be properly maintained. We understand the laws governing breath and blood tests, and will fight for your rights to suppress an unlawful breath or blood testing procedure.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

Wachnik Law LLC has helped clients throughout Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois. No matter the conditions of your arrest, we’ll work with you to put your interests at the front of our criminal defense strategies. Through diligent investigation and aggressive representation, we’ll fight for a finding of not guilty, case dismissal or reduction in charges. If the evidence is stacked against you, we boast extensive experience in pursuing reduced or alternative sentencing. For a free consultation with Chicago's DUI lawyer, contact Eryk Wachnik today at 847-892-5060.