The Henderson County, Illinois courthouse is in Oquawka, Illinois. Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC has an active DUI and criminal defense practice in Henderson County, Illinois. Most of the people we defend for DUI charges in Henderson County have been stopped and arrested in Gulfport, Illinois. We are familiar with the places where law enforcement officers stop and charge drivers with DUI in Gulfport and the practices employed for drivers to give evidence against themselves. So familiar that we can usually describe the circumstances once the driver tells us where he/she was arrested. Typically, we know the strengths and weaknesses of the particular law enforcement officer or trooper involved and can plan a strategy based on those strengths and weaknesses. Often that involves using the squad car video and audio to test the legitimacy of the stop and the field sobriety testing which occurred after the stop. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the officer’s squad car video is worth ten times that. If the video shows an unwarranted stop, like a momentary crossing of the fog or center line, which sometimes happens, we move to quash the arrest.
The population of Henderson County, Illinois is 7,331. It encompasses an area of 395 square miles. Henderson County is mostly rural with small towns mainly along the bank of the Mississippi River. The main industry is grain farming. In general, Henderson County contains an interesting mix of very conservative farmers and more liberal folks who reside in towns.
The following picture shows one of the most favorite places where officers stop drivers in the early morning hours in Gulfport, Illinois for driving over the fog line on the curve. Drivers don’t see the officer, they’re coincidentally parked back in the weeds, but the officers see the drivers.
In addition to DUI law enforcement, officers are on the lookout for guns and Tasers. Iowa is a concealed carry state, but an Iowa resident’s concealed carry permit is not worth the paper it is written on in Illinois. Carrying a gun or Taser in Illinois is a crime which may include misdemeanor and felony punishment depending upon the circumstances. Generally, to be lawful in Illinois, the gun has to be unloaded in a separate case so long as the person in possession has an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, or broken down into a non-functioning state, or not immediately accessible.
If you are arrested for DUI or face other charges in Henderson County, you need an experienced attorney to represent you. You can call us at (309) 734-1001 or fill out the contact submission form, and we will discuss the facts of your case and your options. This consultation is free, and there is no obligation to hire us after the consultation.