DUI Defense

Waukegan DUI Defense AttorneyDriving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense in Illinois that can have severe consequences, including the loss of one’s driving privileges and even jail time.  As experienced criminal defense attorneys and members of the Traffic Committees of the Lake County Bar Association and Illinois Bar Association, we have the experience and knowledge you need to defend you on your DUI charge.  In fact, we have over 80 years of combined legal experience defending individuals against DUI and other traffic-related violations.  With our extensive experience and thorough knowledge of both DUI and traffic law violations you be confident you will get the best defense by the Law Office of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Waukegan DUI Lawyers

Illinois has some of the most stringent DUI laws in the country.  And being arrested for DUI can not only be traumatic and embarrassing, but can have serious real-life consequences. A DUI offense carries not only severe criminal penalties, including the possibility of jail time, but also the suspension and possible revocation of your driving privileges. A DUI can also threaten your financial well-being as a result of fines, court costs, required alcohol treatment, and breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) costs and increased car insurance premiums.

Illinois DUI law has become increasingly complex and fraught with danger for the inexperienced attorney. Therefore, for the person arrested for DUI the choice of an experienced DUI Defense attorney is an important one.  Choose the wrong attorney can have serious consequences for your freedom, your ability to drive a car and your financial well-being.  If your DUI case is not properly handled you could pay the price for years to come.

Defending Against a DUI

The law in Illinois governing driving while under the influence is extremely complex. But generally speaking a charge of driving while under the influence is comprised of two separate aspects:  1) The Summary Suspension of your license, the length of which is based on whether blew over the legal limit of .08 or refused the breath test and, 2) The criminal charge for DUI which can result in jail, fines and the revocation of driving privileges and other consequences.
Motions for discovery, subpoenas, pre-trial motions, and requests for driving relief need to be prepared, filed and presented properly before the court. We can also challenge the Summary Suspension of your driving privileges by filing a Petition of Rescind the Statutory Summary Suspension. We will challenge every aspect of the case against you including whether:

  • There was legal basis for the police to stop your vehicle
  • The police had probable cause to arrest you for DUI
  • The  field sobriety tests were they administered properly
  • Your right to refuse testing was made known to you
  • The breath, blood or urine test was administered properly
  • Your rights were violated during the arrest process
  • All legal procedures were properly followed

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer we will defend you every step of the way so that the legal consequences of your arrest and the effect on your life are minimized.  Give the Law Office of Winer & Winer a call so we can begin defending you.

Location Address Company Code
Antioch 474 – E. State Route 173 CST
Fox Lake 89 S. Route 12 ALC
Fox Lake 17 E. Grand Ave. BSL
Gurnee 6170 W. Grand Ave. NAT/CST
Kildeer 20505 N. Rand Rd.  NAT
Lake Zurich 1320 Ensell Rd. SMA
Libertyville 1098 E. Park Ave.  NAT/ALC
Mundelein 321 Townline Road GUA
Mundelein 20951 W. Hwy 60 CST
Mundelein 825 E. Hwy 45 CST
Mundelein 1045 Campus Drive CST
Vernon Hills 551 N. Milwaukee Ave.  NAT
Vernon Hills 701 N. Milwaukee Ave.  CST
Waukegan 1212 Golf Road GUA
Waukegan 80 S. Greenbay Road AAA
Waukegan 1 N. Greenbay Road AAA
Waukegan 1925 Grand Ave.  SMA
Wheeling 851 E. Palatine Road GUA

Certified Companies

ALC – Alco-Test Inc. 800-622-2526
NAT – National Interlock Systems 800-508-4794
SMA – Smart Start 800-880-3394
CST – Consumer Safety Technology 877-777-5020
GUA – Guardian Interlock 800-499-0994
AAA – AAA Interlock 888-786-7384

You may also check the Secretary of State website at www.cyberdiveillinois.com


* Driving Under the Influence (DUI) * Secretary of State Hearings
* Suspended or Revoked License * Zero Tolerance
* Driver’s License Reinstatement * Minor Consumption of Alcohol
* Boating Under the Influence * Open Alcohol in Vehicle
* Reckless Driving * Speeding in Construction or School Zone
* Auto Accidents * Passing a School Bus
* Reckless Homicide * CDL Violations
* Overweight Trucks * All Traffic Violations

Get Back on the Road!
Contact The Law Offices of Winer & Winer
(847) 336-9111