If you are charged with DUI or another crime in Peoria, you need an experienced and effective attorney as your advocate. 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.
The Peoria County Courthouse is located at 324 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois.
Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC has an active practice in Peoria County, Illinois. In 2010, there were 659 DUI arrests in Peoria County and 21 zero tolerance DUI arrests. In addition to the Illinois State Police, the Peoria Police Department has an active and trained group of officers making DUI arrests in Peoria.
Both the Illinois State Police and the Peoria Police Department squad cars are equipped with audio-video recording equipment which records the traffic stop and should record the full encounter between the police officer and the driver. As in other jurisdictions, we always require the production of these recordings. As often as not, the recordings are beneficial for the defense, allowing us to exclude field sobriety tests which are not properly performed because improperly performed tests are ineffective to truly detect intoxication and therefore have the potential to mislead a jury.
Currently, all DUI criminal proceedings for those accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs in Peoria County are conducted in Courtroom 201 on the second floor of the Peoria County Courthouse at 324 Main Street.
The Peoria County States Attorney has highly skilled, and trial hardened Assistant States Attorneys assigned to the prosecution of DUI and traffic cases. As in many other jurisdictions, the best resolution of DUI cases in Peoria, and in the case of second or third DUI arrests, the only resolution, requires being prepared to go to trial.