If you're looking for Chicago DUI Lawyers, you want three things to give you the best chance for success. You need lawyers with experience in the Chicago court where your case will be heard, knowledge of the law and local Chicago rules, and the training and trial skills to take on the Cook County State's Attorney - just like the DUI attorneys at Fagan, Fagan & Davis.
Chicago DUI Lawyers - since 1980
The attorneys at Fagan, Fagan & Davis have been defending people accused of DUI in Chicago since 1980. If you'd dialed 635-8200 nearly 40 years ago (back when you didn't need to dial an area code), you'd have reached one of the very best Chicago DUI attorneys, even then.
In Chicago, DUI or drunk driving means driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of any amount of alcohol which impairs the driver or a blood alcohol level above 0.08. In Illinois, DUI also includes impairment due to the presence of any amount of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, other illegal drugs and even sometime the combination of legal prescription drugs and alcohol. Impairment is often broadly defined by courts, and is often a point of contention for the skilled Illinois DUI lawyer. DUI penalties in Chicago are tough, and getting tougher every year.
Current Chicago DUI cannabis law for those not authorized to for medical use of marijuana prohibits the presence of 5ng or more of THC in whole blood or 10 ng of other "bodily fluids" as measured within two hours of actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Another possible cannabis DUI charge, including for medical marijuana users, is where cannabis (like other non-controlled substances) impairs the motorist to the extent they are unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.
Chicago DUI attorneys must know how to address not only general criminal defense issues, but specific forensic science and special civil procedures unique to DUI defense in Chicago. Additionally, DUI almost always involves a Statutory Summary Suspension of your Illinois driver license. We know that addressing that suspension is almost always a primary concern for clients, and that speed is important.