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Have you recently been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in
Chicagoland? What you do next – and when you do it – is absolutely critical.
After an arrest, you will be placed in a precarious legal situation where
the prosecution has already started to gather evidence against you while
you are still trying to figure out what to do.
Remember: No matter what your charges are, you should never plead guilty
without speaking to an experienced Chicago DUI attorney first.
At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, I put an entire team of skilled and
focused professionals in your corner so you aren’t alone during
this stressful time. Contact my office today by calling (312) 651-4206
to schedule your free consultation with a DUI defense lawyer!
What You Need to Know After a DUI Arrest
After a DUI arrest and license suspension, you have a limited amount of
time to schedule a DMV hearing for your administrative suspension –
sometimes as little as 10 days, depending on the circumstances. Furthermore,
if you fail to attend your administrative hearing, you will lose your
driving privileges pending the outcome of your criminal DUI case.
I, Attorney Mitch Furman, can act on your behalf at the hearing, contest
the suspension, and provide you with powerful representation in court
that is supported by my 15+ years of legal and trial experience.
Be sure to
read our blog
for more info about what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI.
Some of the Tactics that May Apply to Your Case:
breath tests and
field sobriety tests are notorious for being inaccurate. I may be able to challenge these types
of evidence and get them dismissed from your case.
Blood and urine samples, when taken by poorly trained personnel, will often
result in contaminated samples and inaccurate test results. As a result,
challenging the blood test is often an effective defense for drunk driving cases.
- Timing is another factor that may allow you to challenge the evidence of
your case. If your blood, urine or breath was tested several hours after
arrest, your blood alcohol content (BAC) could actually be higher than
it was at time of arrest.
- Individual BAC results may not be enough to warrant a conviction. My firm
can fight to prove that a physical or medical condition—such as
diabetes, high blood pressure or even heartburn—caused you to register
a.08 BAC or higher.
Guiding You Through the Criminal Process
After an arrest for driving under the influence, you must make important
decisions concerning your case and how you are going to go about defending
yourself. Hasty or otherwise uninformed choices could limit your chances
of a favorable outcome. Rather than rushing into things or stepping into
a situation without the proper knowledge and preparation, let me look
at your case and determine the right course to develop a solid defense.
DUI Practice Areas We Handle Include:
Constructing a Proper Defense
You should not be left hanging and feeling helpless after being arrested
for a DUI in Chicago. At my firm, I am confident that I can come to your
assistance and find a way to help you. If I need to burn the midnight
oil and go the extra mile for my clients, I am happy to do so. It all
comes down to finding a way to get you the best resolution as possible.
Some ways I can challenge your arrest and charges include:
- Questioning the accuracy of breath and field sobriety tests
- Contending that your stop was unlawful
- Reanalyzing the results of your chemical tests
The importance of a unique and well-developed defense cannot be stressed
enough. Even if you are not hit with jail time and high fines after upon
sentencing, you will likely lose your license for quite some time. For
most of us, that would mean unnecessary stress in our lives and a loss
of freedom of mobility. For many others, it could also mean a loss of
employment as you are unable to make it to work without a car.
Don’t leave things up to chance! Contact my firm
to start working with an experienced Chicago DUI attorney.