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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent lawyer called before every court date, kept me informed about everything, reasonable price.
We won the case!!!
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!
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.
Harold Wallin was able to get the summary suspension of my drivers license rescinded so that I was able to keep my drivers license and I was also able to receive supervision instead of a DUI conviction which I am grateful for because I desperately did not need that on my record considering the career field that I am trying to get into. To me Harold is a great attorney because he gets results. When you go into his office he will lay out all of the legal possibilities to you rather than hide certain pitfalls like some attorneys do. I am not going to lie, you probably would not want to go out for a drink with Harold but who cares about that. He does affective representation, he is very profressional and he is someone that I would recommend to anyone. oh and you get great representation for an affordable price.
I just got home from court (2nd court date) and now feeling like myself again because Harold just got me out of a DUI (my first and hopefully only). Like anyone who's been charged with DUI, I was scared and humiliated. After two days of shopping around for a good and affordable DUI lawyer, I found Harold online and read all of the reviews about him. I decided to give Harold a call based on the positive reviews and after our consultation I hired him, all the while not really sure if I had gone with a 'good-enough" lawyer to get me our of my DUI (I don't believe anyone could be sure in this type of situation until court has taken place). Harold was not only honest and straight-forward, he KNOWS what he's doing. My case went to trial because Harold believed I had a good chance of having the DUI charge dropped. I'm so glad I took his advice. Harold was swift and effective while cross-examining the officer during trial. His series of questions to the officer truly impressed me and effectively gained the answers that worked in my favor from the police officer. I was blown away when the judge said "Not Guilty" on the DUI charge. The only two charges I was found guilty on were 'Improper Lane Change' and 'Failure to Signal.' I am elated and feeling like a ton of weight has lifted off my shoulders. The ordeal is over and I can be myself again! Thank you so much, Harold, for your excellent expertise as a DUI lawyer!
Additionally, Harold's fees are much more affordable than most DUI lawyers' in the Chicago areas. Other lawyers I contacted were charging at least twice as much as what Harold charges. All in all, I hired Harold based on the positive reviews about him and his very affordable fees. With that said, I am beyond pleased with the results.