In Illinois, DUI cases must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was drunk. Our experienced Illinois drunk driving attorneys know how to defeat this assertion. Call us today at (312) 466-9466 to speak with experienced Chicago drunk driving lawyers.
A common defense to DUI is that the driver was not drunk. This defense usually applies when there is no breathalyzer test and the officer's subjective observations are used to support that charge. It can be supported by witnesses such as passengers or people who saw the defendant shortly before he began to drive who can contradict the officer.
Poor performance on field sobriety tests (FSTs) can be explained by injuries or disease. The absence of bad driving beyond a minor moving violation will also support the argument that the defendant was sober. These are just a few ways to argue that the driver was not drunk and therefore not guilty.