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Amanda Waechter

DUI and DWI Attorney

5.0   21 reviews
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About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Over 11 years of experience with all types of criminal cases, including retail theft, domestic battery, underage consumption of alcohol and drug charges. Felony and misdemeanor offenses.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    DUI defense from the day after your arrest until your case is closed in court.

    18 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%
    Specializing in driver's license reinstatement and Secretary of State hearings. Also defense of misdemeanor and petty traffic offenses.

    18 years

  4. Expungement
    10%
    Clear your criminal record. Extensive experience in pardons and circuit court expungements.

    15 years

I enjoy getting to know my clients and listening to their problems.  I always strive to compassionately help my clients through whatever situation they are facing.

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Licensed for 18 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Christina | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Amanda helped my son in court to have a lighter sentence. She is always available when we had questions. She would remind us with court dates and very easy to talk too. I highly recommend Amanda.
Posted by Jose | March 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answered All My Questions
Although I did not hire Amanda as my attorney, she answered every question I had in a very prompt and detailed manner. This alone shows that Ms. Waechter is an attorney that cares about her clients and those she consults with.
Posted by Mary | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's a great lawyer!
I had a few traffic tickets from a car accident. She was able to get two of them dismissed, and kept the third from suspending my license! I was so relieved! She's very knowledgeable about the local court and laws, and was great at explaining the whole process. She truly looks out for her client's best interests. I definitely recommend her!
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Posted by Robert | March 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The perfect lawyer
I had been debating whether or not to try and expunge my record on my own or not. It was causing me a lot of added stress after the fact of everything I had already been through! At that point I reached out to Attorney Waechter and am so very glad that I did!! Ms. Waechter was extremely familiar with matters such as mine, and by the time I hung up the phone I felt like a weight was lifted off me! She took the ball and ran with it right off the bat! Amanda is a great communicator whether it be on the phone, through e-mail, text, fax, what ever it may be, she is very effective and responsive to her clients. The petition put through on my behalf was successful as well. I highly recommend...A++
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Posted by Eric | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Amanda did a great job explaining the situation and any questions I had. She kept in contact the entire way through and I was in and out of court quickly.
Posted by David | December 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic court case
Amanda did a fantastic job helping us with our son’s traffic violation which required a court date. She guided us through the process so that two tickets were dismissed & expunged and was very professional, knowledgeable, and understanding along the way. Hopefully we don’t need her again but would most certainly hire her for any future attorney required professional services.
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Posted by Tyler | October 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a treat
Communication was excellent, case outcome excellent, care and knowledge towards my cases was excellent. I could have not asked for anything more
Posted by Steve | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Amanda Waechter was outstanding in representing me for my traffic court case. She was extremely knowledgable and easy to work with. I was extremely pleased with my case outcome and Amanda worked diligently throughout my case to get the result we were looking for. I would highly recommend her as your counsel.
Posted by Jenn | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and helpful
Ms. Waechter responded to me promptly. She went above and beyond to explain the entire process to me. After initially meeting with her she emailed me several times to check how I was doing before court, and then in between my court dates. She was a great advocate for me in court and I'm happy about my outcome. She also emailed me after to make sure I understood. She was not only helpful along the way but was very comforting.
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Posted by Hatem | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My god she's an awesome lawyer
Thank you I'm on Amanda for your hard-work and professionalism.
Posted by Stephanie | June 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
Amanda Waechter was a godsend. From the initial conversation to the final court date she was there all the way. I appreciate her honesty and her fighting spirit.
Posted by Sue | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely satisfied
My teen son was in a minor traffic accident last year and received court supervision for it. Recently he received a speeding ticket and I decided to look for a lawyer to understand the ramifications of having two incidents within a year for a teenager. I saw Ms. Waechter's reviews here and on Yelp and all were very positive. I decided to reach out to her. She responded immediately to me and we spoke for a few minutes on the phone. After talking to her on the phone, I decided to hire her to represent my son with his speeding ticket. It was the best decision I could have made. She is professional and knows exactly what to do. Having her at the court with us put my mind at ease and she was able to get my son court supervision for his second ticket. I would highly recommend Ms. Waechter to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position with their teenager. I'm sorry I did not hire her the first time when he was involved in the minor traffic accident.
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Posted by Kate | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Thankful!
We were referred to Attorney Waechter and couldn't be happier! She was very proactive with our case and went way beyond our expectations to get the outcome we were hoping for, but really never thought was possible.
Posted by Susan | October 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely satsified!!
I decided to hire a lawyer after my teen daughter was involved in a minor traffic accident and was charged with driving too fast for conditions. I initially posted a question on Avvo and Ms. Waechter responded immediately with sound advice that made me immediately comfortable. We spoke by phone the next day and I hired her. We had 2 court dates. The second day we had quite a few conversations about how to proceed. Ms. Waechter explained every option in a way we could easily understand. She helped us make the best decision and my daughter's case was dismissed. I am extremely happy that I hired Ms. Waechter. And would recommend her to anyone that finds themselves heading to traffic court.
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Posted by Michael | October 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident attorney
We haven't gone to court yet so i can't comment on that yet, but i will say shes very professional and extremely accessible. She answers all emails, phone calls, and all questions and concerns i had. She seems very confident and knowledgable in the art of clemancies. I hired her bc i got a good vibe when talking to her, plus good reviews from this site and others PLUS she seemed very confident, im not a fan of wishy washy type people, especially an attorney.
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Posted by Maciej | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Amanda helped me to get court supervision, down from Class A Misdemeanor (speeding over 35 mph). Granted, my driving record was clean up to date (don't expect miracles... but Amanda will get you the best deal possible). She's honest, professional, and punctual... which is all I expect from a lawyer. Highly recommended...
Posted by Andrew | September 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pardon and Expungement
Amanda Waechter assisted me with getting several judgments against me pardoned with the governor and expunged from my record. She and the rest of the firm were very helpful in person, via email, and over the phone. They handled everything from start to finish and made the process much easier. I hope I never need their type of service again, but if I know anyone who does I would highly recommend Amanda and her firm.
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Posted by Kathleen | September 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Review
Amanda helped us out during a Very scary/stressful time/situation in our lives, with her legal knowledge and calm, professional demeanor. We are very grateful to her, she's a Great lawyer!
Posted by Greg | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dui attorney
Amanda helped me obtain my RDP and also helped me fully reinstate my driving privledges. She was great ! She helped me with all the questions that I had. She helped throughly and completely , and I highly recommend her. I had numerous questions and she was extremely patient and knowledgeable. I suggest if you are in need of a lawyer to contact her and hire her, she will fight for you continuously .
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Posted by Dawn | April 14, 2015
Excellent - Very Helpful With Traffic Citations / Issues / Court
My family has hired and worked with Amanda Waechter twice now. The first time that we contacted her for my daughter's citation, she was responsive and thoroughly explained the infraction, the resulting issues and possible consequences. She arrived in traffic court and immediately spoke with the appropriate individuals and the issue was quickly and fairly resolved. I called her again to help with a traffic citation for my son and we received the same outstanding response and help. Amanda explained the implications of the citation and the possible outcomes; she arrived in court and spoke again with the court attorney and this issue was again, appropriately and fairly resolved. Amanda is wonderful; very knowledgeable and self-assured and very effective. I could not recommend her highly enough and would certainly contact her again if needed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Amanda Waechter PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Yetter Law Group
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Dupage County Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Will County Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • People v. N.O.
  • Not Guilty on all counts following a bench trial
  • People v. M.W.
  • Reduced charge
  • People v. S.M.
  • Reduced charge

Associations

  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • St. Mary Immaculate Parish School Board
  • School Board member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • 2001
  • Honors Program
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 2001
  • Member
  • Golden Key National Honor Society - Miami University
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
Endorse Amanda
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Amanda is a fierce advocate who treats each client's individual needs with great skill and care."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know Amanda for quite some time. She is an attorney who's opinion and expertise I hold in high regard. She is an exceptional attorney and formidable litigator. Amanda would get my top endorsement--someone I would refer family and friends too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda is knowledgeable, intelligent and a great advocate for her clients. Amanda is greatly respected and liked by attorneys and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Friend
"Amanda is a great, honest and hard working attorney. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is an excellant attorney. I strongly recommend her and her firm.."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Amanda is a hard working and dedicated attorney who truly cares about her clients. She is extraordinary diligent about getting outstanding results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Amanda is an excellent lawyer. Her attention to her clients and the details of their cases is staggering."
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