DUI & TRAFFIC
Know the DUI Laws
Many individuals who are arrested for DUI must make decisions while under stress. They do not understand the rules for taking, or not taking, a field sobriety test or a Breathalyzer test. Most people do not know that if they refuse a Breathalyzer test it results in an automatic one year driver’s license suspension. By the time an individual calls a DUI lawyer, they have already been charged with DUI and significant damage has been done.
Cook, Kane, Dupage, Dekalb & Will County DUI Lawyer
The best hope for people who have been arrested for a DUI is to right away hire an experienced DUI lawyer who can mitigate the consequences. For many years, attorney Brittany Pedersen has helped clients overcome the worst effects of a drunk driving arrest. As a skilled DUI lawyer, Ms. Pedersen and her associates understand how to obtain a dismissal of the charges or a not guilty verdict when possible. When it is not, she and her firm know how to negotiate with the State’s Attorney to minimize the negative consequences for the client.
Two Proceedings, Two Outcomes
A DUI arrest triggers two legal proceedings. One is the criminal procedure that can lead to supervision, a conviction, a fine, and a jail sentence. The second proceeding is an administrative procedure that can result in summary suspension or revocation of the person’s driver’s license. These two proceedings are part of the same drunk driving incident, but they are very different matters.
Brittany Pedersen & Associates will handle all areas of a DUI defense, from getting a temporary permit to drive and litigating statutory summary suspensions of drivers’ licenses in the administrative procedure, to forensic investigations and arguing motions to suppress evidence in a DUI trial. When it appears that the State’s case is flawed, Attorney Pedersen will work to obtain a not guilty verdict at trial or an outright dismissal of the charges. If the State’s case is strong, she can seek to reduce the penalties, possibly by securing your participation in a treatment or diversion program so that you can put the event behind you and go on with your life.
After a conviction and the loss of a driver’s license, the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates can work to obtain a reinstatement of your driving privileges.
A violation of Illinois drunk driving laws can result in serious consequences. Whether this is your first DUI arrest, or you are a repeat DUI offender, our firm will work to obtain the best outcome possible.
For a free consultation with the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, call (630) 208-8200 or contact us online.
Although many people believe that they can defend their own traffic tickets in court, this may not be the case. Traffic tickets can have serious repercussions to an individual’s driving license status. Multiple traffic violations in a one or two years period can suspend your Illinois Driving privileges.
At the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, we take each and every driving infraction serious. Where LIDAR or radar equipment is used to issue speeding violations we make sure that that equipment is up to National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration standards. If dashboard officer equipment is available we review to assess whether or not the violation that our clients have been ticketed with actually occurred.
At the Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, we help clients successfully deal with multiple speeding tickets and other traffic violations.
Our firm represents clients who have been accused of all types of moving traffic violations, including:
- Reckless driving and careless driving
- Driving without a license
- Driving while suspended
- Driving without insurance
- Road rage, and others
Keeping You on the Road
Our primary objective in these cases is to protect your driver’s license and keep you on the road. Successful speeding ticket defense is possible, and when there are good reasons to challenge the stop we can work to obtain a dismissal of the charge or a not guilty verdict in a trial. Most cases however, involve negotiation with the State’s Attorney to obtain a better result, in exchange for action on the client’s part. This can include attendance at a safe driver school or other diversion program.
We understand that any single infraction on a CDL license is grounds for suspension or revocation of that license and thereby likely the loss of that individual’s job. At that Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates we set moving violations for trial or work with the prosecutors to seek an amendment to a non-moving violation through mitigation.
If loss of driving privileges does occur we work with our client’s to reinstate their driving privileges or work to obtain restricted driving privileges.
For a free consultation or phone conference with at the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates, call us at (630) 208-8200 or contact us online.