Jeffry Mandell is a Chicago DUI Lawyer for more than 40 years of experience.
Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, is defined by Illinois law as the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As a Chicago DUI lawyer, Mr. Mandell has extensive experience within the Illinois legal system and knows how to successfully defend against charges of DUI.
Mr. Mandell will defend you against a variety of DUI related offenses including:
There are a few key strategies to keep in my mind when facing DUI charges:
- The first strategy is to challenge the reason behind the initial stop by the police officer. Often police pull over cars for ambiguous reasons that can be challenged in court. If there is an improper stop by the police, the DUI charge has the potential to be thrown out.
- The second strategy is challenging the grounds of conducting field sobriety tests or asking drivers to take a breathalyzer, blood or urine test or as a result of poor performance on the field sobriety test. The key is that if there is a video in the police car, the video potentially can be a benefit to the defendant.
- The third strategy is to hire an expert to challenge the accuracy of the breathalyzer or blood/urine test.
- If you did not take the breathalyzer, the prosecution needs proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving under the influence. Without a breathalyzer test results, this can be challenging for the prosecution.