Case Conclusion Date: October 4, 2017
Practice Area: Felony DUI
Outcome: Plea Agreement (most serious charges dismissed)
Description: DuPage County (Case #17 CF 643)
Client whose driver’s license was revoked over a decade earlier based on 2 prior DUI cases was observed traveling 32 miles an hour on a road where the speed limit was 65 MPH and was repeatedly swerving between traffic lanes without signaling despite the fact that there was an Illinois State Trooper immediately behind his vehicle filming his erratic driving. Relevant police car video shows the client failing all standardized field sobriety tests being unsteady on his feet and slurring his speech. His breathalyzer result was a .198 blood alcohol content (2.5 times the legal limit). After submitting mitigating factors on behalf of my client the State agreed to take a plea on the Class 4 felony Aggravated DUI charge instead of the Class 2 felony Aggravated DUI charge. My client was placed on probation with no fine and was required to do a short period of time in DuPage County Jail which is required by statute.