Our client, Anthony, was stopped by the Oak Lawn Police Department for speeding, swerving over a median lane, and bumping into a raised median. Prior to making the stop, the officer observed Anthony put his car in reverse while stopped at a red light.
Anthony was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
At trial, the officer testified that he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Anthony’s breath. The officer further testified that Anthony admitted to having a few drinks. Anthony agreed to submit to field sobriety tests and the officer explained that he failed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, the Walk and Turn Test, and the One Leg Stand Test. The officer testified that, in his opinion, Anthony was under the influence of alcohol.
At the conclusion of the trial, Anthony was found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
Our client, Jay, hired us to expunge two cases, a Domestic Battery and an Assault. We represented him on both cases and all charges were dismissed. Even though both cases were dismissed, the arrests would appear on his record until they were expunged.
With our assistance, both cases were successfully expunged.
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Our Client, Rich, was stopped by the Des Plains Police Department for improper lane usage. Prior to making the stop, the officer also observed Rich stop at a stop sign for 22 seconds before proceeding. Rich was arrested and charged with DUI, Open Alcohol, and Improper Lane Usage.
At trial, the officer testified that when she approached Rich, she smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. She further testified that Rich’s face was flush, his eyes were watery, and he used his car door to assist him in exiting the vehicle.
An assisting officer testified that he asked Rich whether he drank any alcohol prior to driving. That officer testified that Rich avoided the question. That officer further testified that Rich failed the walk and turn, the one leg stand, and the finger to nose tests.
Both officers testified that in their opinion, Rich was under the influence of alcohol.
We argued that the State failed to meet their burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. After arguments, the judge found Rich not guilty on all counts.