DUI / DWI Defense
Kankakee, Illinois DUI Lawyers
A conviction for drunk driving (DUI) will change your life forever. In addition to the social stigma, it may result in fines and jail time. Your insurance company may increase your rates, and you may lose your driver's license. If you have been arrested or charged with DUI in Illinois, you need a skilled and experienced Illinois DUI lawyer to make certain that your constitutional rights are protected. The DUI laws are complex and issues arise regarding the legality of the arrest, blood alcohol levels, field sobriety tests and breathalyzers.
At the law offices of Scott N. Sliwinski, P.C., in Kankakee, Illinois, we represent men and women who have been arrested or charged with drunk driving. We have substantial experience protecting the rights of persons accused of DUI. Our clients come from throughout northern Illinois, including Kankakee County, Iroquois County and Will County, and the communities of Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Momence, Manteno, Peotone, Herscher, Watseka, Monee and Joliet.
The criminal justice system requires that the police follow specific procedures when conducting an investigation or when making an arrest. With a DUI, the investigation and the arrest are often simultaneous. Police officers administer field sobriety tests or breathalyzers to determine blood alcohol levels. Often, these are done incorrectly, leading to false conclusions and improper arrests.
Our skilled DUI lawyers will carefully examine every aspect of your arrest. We will determine whether the police officer had probable cause. We will confirm that all tests were properly administered. We will ensure that you were properly read your rights and that any statements you made were properly obtained.
We also provide legal counsel for a variety of traffic violations, including driving without a license, license suspension, speeding, reckless and careless driving.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your DUI charge. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted.