I graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law with a J.D. in 1985. During my stay at SIU, I was involved in the formation of the Sigma Pi fraternity. In 1986, I was hired as a partner of the firm Taradash & Bentley, where I practiced...
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Attorney with areas of practice in criminal defense, DUI/traffic, appeals and civil litigation. Prior to starting my own practice I was an assistant public defender at the McHenry County Pubic defender's office.
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Litigation, Federal Crime, Appeals
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.