The Illinois State Police owns and services breath test instruments used by law enforcement for measuring breath alcohol content of motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The instruments are supposed to test deep alveolar breath – breath coming from the alveolar regions of the lungs. The alveolar are very thin tissue where … Continue reading Why I don’t trust Illinois breath test instruments, and why you shouldn’t either. Part 1.
Are you asking yourself, “Do I need a lawyer or can I represent myself in court just as well on my first DUI?” If you search this question on the internet, you can get advice that you can represent yourself just as well as hiring a lawyer on your first DUI (driving under the influence … Continue reading Do I need to hire a Lawyer on My First DUI? →
Is it a good defense to DUI if you realize you may be intoxicated, stop your car in safe place, and sleep it off? First, the bad news. One court has agreed that it is in the public interest to give motorists leeway from prosecution when they act reasonably by sleeping it off rather than … Continue reading Challenging Your DUI Arrest – Sleeping it Off →
The preliminary breath test is a very useful tool which law enforcement uses to support your arrest for DUI. While it is not used at the trial of the criminal portion of your case, it is always used to support the officer’s reasonable belief that you were driving while intoxicated. That is important to your … Continue reading Challenging Your DUI Arrest – the PBT →