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Do I Need an Attorney for My DUI Case?

Seek Help From a DuPage County DUI Attorney

Do I need an attorney for my DUI case? It's a question that many people ask after an arrest. Paying court costs and fines is expensive enough, so why add the cost of a lawyer? There are a few reasons.

For starters, Illinois judges require that all DUI defendants are represented by attorneys.

More than that, experienced attorneys can help you drastically reduce the consequences of a DUI arrest. Instead of seeing a conviction, you may see the charges dropped. Or, instead of felony DUI charges, you may have charges reduced to a misdemeanor.

While results are not guaranteed, the lawyers at Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., have a history to succeeding where other attorneys refused to try. Our successes include cases that others said were unwinnable. But we took them. Using our extensive experience and knowledge, we were able to get favorable results.

Experienced Lawyers With the Tools to Beat a DUI in DuPage County

Michael T. Norris is a former criminal prosecutor with a unique understanding of what goes on in the minds of the opposition, and John W. Callahan is a member of Mensa International who applies intelligence to the most intense legal challenges. We use all tools available to help our clients achieve the best possible results in Illinois courts.

When we take DUI cases to trial, we cross examine the police officers to get their version of the facts. Often these are quite different from videos of the same event. We look to see if the police properly performed all field sobriety tests. We also look to see if chemical tests — Breathalyzers — were given properly by well-trained staff.

Looking at every detail, we often see the places where officers' stories start to fall apart. This often results in favorable results for our clients — things like being found not guilty, having charges dismissed or reduced.

Talk to a Lawyer About Your DUI Arrest

You do need an attorney for your Illinois DUI defense. And talking to a lawyer as soon as possible is the best way to protect your rights. Contact Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., today. Call us toll free at 1-877-335-6693 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day.