Advice for 1st offense DUI judicial review?

Asked 10 months ago - Wheaton, IL

I don't have a lawyer and am representing myself in a judicial review to have the suspension rescinded. Any advice?

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  1. Elizabeth Marie Vonau

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Honestly, you need an attorney. If you testify you will be subject to cross examination and your testimony could be used against you in the DUI trial. You might be better off just getting the BAIID.

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  2. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Best advice - Hire a lawyer.

  3. Harold L. Wallin


    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . I agree with the other attorneys however if you insist on handling this matter by yourself I would advise that you read the summary suspension statute and go to your local law library and read treatises about some resuspension law including the IICLE book on DUI law.

  4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Only one: NEVER represent yourself in any judicial, criminal, civil or administrative proceedings.

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  5. Robert Jason De Groot


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Get counsel, there are too many pitfalls for someone trying to represent himself or herself.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq.,
  6. Eric P. Pitsch


    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . You may try a google search to find answers on procedure; however, an attorney is who you really should get your information from, even if it's just a free consultation, which many attorney's do. But, I would recommend you finding a local attorney who can personally review your materials with you, rather than relying on one here. This may be a good starting place, but a local attorney will have more insight and be in a better position to help you.

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