Archive for the ‘Illinois DUI attorney’ Category
April 9th, 2014 at 1:21 pm
As reported on Digital Journal:
Naperville DUI Lawyer Wins Illinois Supreme Court Case
Naperville, IL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
Naperville DUI Lawyer Donald J. Ramsell recently won an Illinois Supreme Court case for his client. Ramsell presented his oral arguments for the case People v. Deforest Clark (Case No. 15776) held before the Illinois Supreme Court back in January. The case questioned the constitutionality of eavesdropping laws in Illinois. In the opinion reached, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the state’s criminal eavesdropping statute is unconstitutional.
The panel of Judges decided that the statute violated the First Amendment because it applied to all conversations, including those conversations that cannot be considered private such as loud exchanges on a private street, a political debate on a college campus or the public communications between law enforcement and citizens. The Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which bans the audio recording of conversations without the consent of all parties, has been scrutinized for years as Illinois legislative efforts to revise the law have continuously fallen short.
Illinois DUI lawyer Donald Ramsell along with attorney Nicole Sartori represented the defendant Deforest Clark in relation to the two felony counts charged against him for recording conversations with an opposition attorney during child support hearing 11CF464 held in Kane County Court.
“Obviously, my client is extremely pleased with the outcome. We felt that it was the correct decision. My client was simply trying to keep a record of a court proceeding that he was handling pro se, there was never any nefarious intent on his part, ” explains criminal defense attorney Donald Ramsell.
Criminal attorney Donald Ramsell is a managing partner at Ramsell & Associates, LLC. Ramsell focuses his practice on DUI’s, criminal law, drug crimes, felonies, misdemeanors and traffic violations. In 2013, Ramsell was selected for membership to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization. The organization recognizes attorneys for their knowledge, skill and success held by only the elite attorneys in the United States. He was also named a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine, which marks his 8th Super Lawyer designation.
Ramsell & Associates, LLC has been featured in the media throughout the country including on ABC’s 20/20, CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX, COURT –TV and Hannity and Colmes. The Illinois criminal law firm has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and on various national and local radio shows.
Ramsell & Associates, LLC is located in Wheaton, IL. The firm has defended over 13,000 clients since its establishment in 1986. If you are facing criminal charges and would like to work with an experienced criminal attorney call 1-800-DIAL-DUI or fill out the online contact form for a free case review.
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January 30th, 2014 at 12:13 pm
When arresting a person on charges of a DUI offense in Illinois, there is a proper procedure all officers must follow. The 2013 Illinois DUI Fact Book outlines these steps so that drivers will know what to expect.
First, an officer must stop your vehicle at a roadside safety check or have adequate probable cause or reasonable suspicion to pull you over. This can include observing unusual operation of the vehicle by the driver. Once safely pulled over, the officer may spend a few moments talking with and observing the driver before requesting the driver’s license, registration, and insurance.
If the officer suspects the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may ask the driver to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. Once these are completed, the officers can either release the driver, or if they have probable cause based on the results of the field sobriety tests, they can place the driver under arrest for DUI. Anyone who refuses to complete the field sobriety tests can have their license suspended under the law.
If the driver is placed under arrest, they will be taken to the police station, where a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) test of their breath, blood, or urine will be administered.
If the BAC is found to be between .05 and .08 percent, and no drugs are found in the driver’s system, the DUI charge remains in effect until the court decides otherwise, however the driver’s license does not automatically get suspended. If the BAC is shown as .08 or more, or if there is any evidence of drugs in the driver’s system, the driver will receive immediate notice that their license has been suspended.
If you have been accused of a DUI offense, and believe that the proper procedures were not followed, contact an experienced Illinois DUI defense attorney right away. They can ensure your case is fairly represented in court, and ensure you do not receive any undeserved punishment under the law.
January 27th, 2014 at 3:59 pm
Generally, when one thinks of a DUI charge, it applies to someone who has been driving a car. However, this is not always the case. A DUI charge in Illinois may apply if you are driving another form of vehicle such as a boat, small watercraft, or even an all-terrain vehicle.
The recent case of 24-year-old Katheryn J. Daly is a good example. According to The News-Gazette, Daly was driving a John Deere Gator on County Road 1700 E on October 6 when she hit a patch of wet gravel. The vehicle skidded out of control, left the road, and eventually rolled onto its side. The passenger, Katheryn Daly’s 19-year-old cousin Annie Daly, was trapped underneath the vehicle and later died of her injuries.
Katheryn Daly admitted to police that she had been drinking earlier that night at a relative’s house, and failed field sobriety tests. A blood-alcohol test administered at the county jail revealed that her blood-alcohol concentration was 0.13 percent, well over the Illinois state DUI limit of 0.08 percent. She has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. She is scheduled to appear in court on November 8.
She faces serious penalties under the law, which may include hefty fines and jail time.
DUI laws are complicated, and it can be difficult to know where your case falls, or how the law applies. Whether you were driving a car, all-terrain vehicle, or watercraft if you have been accused of a DUI offense, contact an experienced DUI attorney in Illinois that you can trust. Our professionals can help you ensure that your case is being treated fairly under the law, and make sure that you receive adequate representation in court. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.