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Things You Should Know About a First Time DUI Offense

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Criminal Defense Attorney One evening after a hard day at work, you and your friends decide to go out for a few drinks. A few drinks turn into a few too many and soon enough you are intoxicated. You need to get home to your family and make the poor decision to get behind the […]

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3 Ways to Dispute a DUI Charge

Posted on June 21st, 2017 by lawyeradmin

Do you believe you may have been wrongly charged with a DUI? While we don’t condone drinking and driving, there are ways you may be able to dispute the charge. Police officers and their equipment can make mistakes and unfairly charge you for a DUI. A good lawyer can assess your case and find any […]

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Can I Use Mouthwash To Avoid a DUI?

Posted on July 21st, 2015 by Don Pioletti

Illinois has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Our law enforcement officers diligently look for individuals who are driving under the influence and prosecutors routinely seek aggressive sentences for DUI convictions. Because of the severe penalties for a DUI conviction, drivers should avoid a DUI arrest by choosing not to drive when […]

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What Is It Meant By Residual Mouth Alcohol?

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 by Don Pioletti

If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Illinois, you are facing serious penalties if you are convicted. Before you can be convicted of DUI in Illinois, the state must prove that you had a BAC of .08 or above while you were operating a vehicle. According to Illinois DUI […]

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DUI Stop: Why Does A Police Officer Want Me To Follow An Object With My Eyes?

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Don Pioletti

An arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois typically begins with a DUI stop. A police officer may suspect that you are driving under the influence if you are swerving, changing lanes suddenly, or driving too slow. If the officer suspects you are intoxicated, he will pull you over. However, an officer may […]

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What Are the Top 8 Mistakes Defendants Make in DUI Cases

Posted on April 8th, 2015 by Joe Pioletti

What Are The Top 8 Mistakes Defendants Make In DUI Cases? from Joe Pioletti Avoid these 8 mistakes defendants make in DUI cases in Illinois.  

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Free Report: DUI In Illinois – What Is Impaired Driving?

Posted on March 17th, 2015 by Joe Pioletti

  Impaired driving occurs when an individual operates a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol that impair the individual’s ability to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. State statutes vary; however, each state has a DUI (driving while under the influence) or DWI (driving while impaired or intoxicated) law that sets […]

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What Physical And Behavioral Signs Does An Officer Look For When He First Pulls Me Over For DUI?

Posted on March 4th, 2015 by Don Pioletti

Police officers patrol the roads of Illinois to protect drivers and others from dangers and threats. One part of their job is to be vigilant in their pursuit of drunk drivers. Law enforcement officers are always on the lookout for physical and behavioral signs that indicate a driver is under the influence of alcohol. Those […]

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What Types Of DUI Defense Options Do I Have For My DUI Case?

Posted on February 12th, 2015 by Don Pioletti

One of the questions that we hear from potential clients is, “Do I have any DUI defense options that will keep me out of jail?” Being charged with drunk driving is a frightening, embarrassing and stressful experience. In addition to the financial and emotional cost of fighting a DUI charge, you also have to consider […]

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What is the HGN Field Sobriety Test?

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by Joe Pioletti

When a driver is stopped by law enforcement officers in Illinois under the suspension of driving under the influence (DUI), the officer typically performs a variety of field sobriety tests, including the HGN field sobriety test, to determine if an arrest for DUI is justified. There are three standardized field sobriety tests used by law […]

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