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     5.0 stars 23 total

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Excellent Attorney with Great Experience and Knowledge

    Attorney Wallin was very straight forward. He illustrated each possible outcome for my case. We went to court, the attorney reviewed a video with the Judge and prosecutor of me being pulled over. The attorney proved beyond a reasonable doubt that I was not impaired to operate a motor vehicle. I had a rare case. We went to trial the same day as the initial court date and I was found not guilty. I did not get my license suspended. I was not found guilty for driving under the influence. I thank God for blessing me with such a great attorney. Attorney Wallin is knowledgeable, thorough, and the quentessential law expert.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    2nd DUI - Found Not Guilty by Jury

    Harold was my lawyer for my first DUI, which I clearly deserved in my mind. He explained everything clearly to me and helped me make the best decision. I plead guilty and received supervision.

    When I received my second DUI, I went to see Harold, as well as 8 - 10 other attorneys. I wanted to find the best overall attorney, because I had to get this off my record or I would not only lose my driver's license, but also my career. I chose Harold not only because I had worked with him before, but because he told me everything all those other attorneys had said combined. He charged a fair price, where it seemed some others take advantage of the position I was in.

    Once the case started, Harold explored every possible avenue to get the case dismissed. The whole time, Harold was very professional, answered all my calls and emails in a timely manner, and kept me well informed of the situation and my options at the many stages of the process. He won't give you false hope, he will tell you the truth. He is practical and trustworthy.

    After 2 1/2 years of working the case, we finally went to a jury trial. At trial, Harold was excellent. He paid close attention to the details other might have missed. It seemed like we were fighting an uphill battle, not only against the prosecutors, but against the judge as well. Harold remained calm and said and did everything he could.

    Words can not express how thankful I am that I had Harold as my lawyer. His knowledge and experience made a big difference in my case. I highly recommend him to anyone with a DUI or criminal case.

    Thank you Harold!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    3rd DUI - Innocent

    First, I would like to say that Harold is the best DUI attorney in Chicago who also charges a fair wage. Most DUI attorneys charge a lot more than he does for services that are half as good. Harold knows the law, is very responsive, and has a calm/cool demeanor in court. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to my best friends, family, and acquaintances.

    In addition, Harold represented me in a Secretary of State hearing to get my license back after my second DUI. Years prior I tried earn my license back myself, I was denied. Harold's expertise and experience were vital to reestablishing my driving privileges.

    Most recently, I was pulled over and charged with DUI for a third offense. I was under the legal limit (.56), and Harold had the case dismissed on the bases that breathalyzers are not calibrated enough (accurate enough) to determine the difference between .56 and .50. I can't explain the law works or exactly how he got my case dismissed (many other factors as well), but the State failed to prove that I was intoxicated.

    Finally, I am extremely happy with his services. He is representing me in other (related) criminal matters as well, and I'm equally as pleased. However, I have come to the conclusion for myself that if I want to stay away from legal problems I need to change my actions. I am currently working on complete sobriety through AA which is changing my life for the best. It is definitely helping me to avoid and resolve other legal matters as well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    DUI CHARGES DROPPED

    If anyone has been charged with a DUI they know how within the first few weeks your mail will be flooded with advertisements for DUI lawyers. This is a serious charge with expensive consequences and choosing a lawyer is not an easy process. I was fortunate enough to have been referred to Mr. Wallin by my State Farm agent but for anyone else let me save you a search. Mr. Wallin exceeded all my expectations. His over two decades of experience in this arena does make a difference and he consistently provided me with accurate information about the charge,knowledge about the BAC test, the most recent laws regarding these types of cases and as to what to expect at each court visit. These cases are not usually resolved within in the first few court dates and this can create a lot of anxiety and "noise" from friends,relatives and others concerned about the outcome. Every single thing Mr. Wallin explained was verified and at these court dates there is little room for your lawyer to actually "argue" or "state" anything but when the date finally came that he could ...Wow did he....He stated all the facts articulately and in such a manner that created a situation where the judge had a reason to agree and the prosecutor had no reasonable rebuttal and so had to dismiss the case. He was very ready to take this to trial and even had found a favorable witness who was gonna to testify on my behalf. This attention to detail and type of representation is Extraordinary and Exemplary and I feel absolutely confident that Harold Wallin will be your best choice for an attorney should you be facing what I was.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Ron

    Highly Recommended!

    I've met with a few lawyers before hiring Mr. Wallin as my attorney and after doing some research online and reading all the reviews about Mr. Wallin, I set up an appointment. My initial visit I knew I wanted Mr. Wallin to represent me because he actually listened from A to Z, he also spent quite some time to talk to me about the case and explains to you in detail the law. He's very knowledgable about DUI law which was a plus. What I really liked about Mr. Wallin is he's very straight forward and an honest person, not like most attorneys I met with that just care about the money. Mr. Wallin is a great trial lawyer also. He goes above and beyond to get your other tickets dismissed on top of your DUI case, he doesn't give up too easy and will fight till the end.

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    If your looking for a fighter this is not your guy I promise!

    If your in a tight bind and need an Attorney that will fight to the end this is not your guy. Very knowledgeable of DUI's but has no balls to go with it. He will subsitute counsel more times than you will ever see him in court to help you with your case.

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    Harold L. Wallin’s response: “I do not understand what this person is referring to in regard to unwillingness to go to trial. In the past five court dates, I have done two trials, a Motion to Suppress, a Petition to Rescind, a license reinstatement hearing and a bond hearing. This is not unusual, I usually have anywhere from three to seven hearings set per week. I am always prepared to go to trial. However, that does not mean that I recommend a trial in all cases. The decision to go to trial is always the client's and not the attorney's. If I recommend against a trial, the client is free to overrule me. As to the other point, I am a sole practitioner and attempt to appear at each and every court date for each and every client. However, occasionally, I have conflicting court dates or less occasionally, illness, family emergency or other matter comes up and I have competent counsel to appear on my behalf (with explicit instructions as to what to do) at my cost.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by unkown

    trustworthy/ fast response to the queries

    Mr. Harold Helped me with my DUI case and subsequently answered many questions as a follow up without charging additional fees. He is knowledgeable, smart, and trustworthy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Enrique

    this guy knows DUI

    Excellent lawyer called before every court date, kept me informed about everything, reasonable price.
    We won the case!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Bogey

    An exremely amazing person!

    I simply cannot say enough good things about this man. He not only is a good lawyer but he truly does care about his clients! He has helped me twice so far and hopefully I wont need him again but if I ever do I will definitely call him again!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    DUI

    I was wrongfully arrested for a DUI last year on Christmas eve (2011) and immeditaly Mr. Wallin was able to get my license back and me back behind the wheel in no time. Mr. Wallin laid out all of my evidence to the court and the Judge the had decided that it was not a legit arrest; Therfore my case was dismissed.

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