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We Explore All Options To Fight DUI Charges

If the state has charged you with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (known as OWI, OWVI or DUI), the prosecutor is going to do whatever he or she can to get a conviction. Without a lawyer to protect your rights, you may end up facing consequences that will affect you personally as well as professionally for years into the future.

At Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, our lawyers have well over 50 years of legal experience handling all types of cases. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about drunk driving defense and explain your options. We routinely work with clients in Springfield and throughout Illinois who have been charged with DUI and other criminal charges.

There have been recent changes in driver's license reinstatement law in 2016, which make it more difficult and more cumbersome for those seeking driving relief.

Is There A Defense To Drunk Driving Charges?

Given the potential consequences of a DUI conviction on your driver's license, your reputation, your employment and your insurance rates, no one should plead guilty to a drunk driving charge without first consulting a defense attorney.

Just because you were drinking does not mean that the state can prove you were guilty of driving under influence. In some cases, there are technical defenses that our lawyers can use to beat the charges. For example:

  • Police need a legal reason to stop you. If the stop violated your constitutional rights, all evidence gathered after the stop (including the Breathalyzer test results) can be suppressed.
  • Breathalyzer tests must be administered properly. If police made mistakes, those test results can be challenged and thrown out.

Even when the state has a case it can prove, an experienced lawyer can help minimize the potential consequences you face. Depending on the circumstances, we can negotiate for a reduction of the charges, explore diversionary programs that keep you out of jail and other options that mitigate the consequences of a first-time charge.

A Top 100 DUI Defense Attorney By Your Side

Peter C. Beard has been recently been named as a Top 100 DUI Defense Attorney in the state of Illinois by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD). This designation is an important distinction due to the fact that DUI cases can be complicated matters that require the utmost skill and care from your legal representative.

The NAFDD screens thousands of candidates for the qualities necessary for such a distinction questioning experience, training and outcomes in DUI cases. It is an invitation only designation that was the result of intense research nationwide for the best DUI attorneys. Pete Beard has also been designated with a "Superior" ranking nationally, which means he is one of the top DUI attorneys in the nation.

I've Been Charged With DUI. Now What? Call Us.

For more information or a free case evaluation, call our Springfield law offices and speak with an attorney about your case: 217-280-4984, 877-671-5884 or fill out the contact form on this website.