Case Results

People of the State of Illinois v. Z.W.

Our client was arrested for driving under the influence for the fourth time. He was charged under the felony statutes and the state recommended, as an offer to settle his case, that our client go to the penitentiary. Obviously, we rejected that offer. Our client was stopped for crossing over a lane dividing line five times. When the car was stopped and the officer approached, our client had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath; bloodshot, glassy eyes; slurred and mumbled speech; and he took and failed four field sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol. We contested all of the charges. The Secretary of State sought to suspend our client's driving privileges for three years, and we proceeded to a hearing on the issue of whether or not the Secretary of State could enter that suspension.