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DuPage County First Offense DUI Lawyer

GET Experienced, Aggressive Defense Against a DUI First Offense

A person accused of their first offense of DUI may be presented with a wide range of options for resolving the matter. Some of these options may appear to be very easy, such as accepting court supervision. Unfortunately, these easy options do not take into account the long term aspects of having a DUI on your record. It is important to try to DUI so that you will not have to deal with loss of license and a permanent mark on your record.

Call us at 1-877-335-6693 today to speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer. You can also e-mail us. Mike Norris and John Callahan offer a free consultation to let you know how we can help you deal with a first offense of DUI.

When you are arrested for a DUI in Illinois, we always describe it to our clients as picking up two cases: a criminal case aimed at your freedom and a civil one aimed at your driver's license. We encourage you to fight both aggressively, and can help you with issues relating to:

  • License Suspension - If you don't take action, your license will be suspended 46 days after your DUI arrest. We can help you fight this.
  • License Reinstatement - We can represent you at the administrative hearing to get your revoked driver's license back as soon as possible.

While there are some attorneys out there who “rush” to plead their clients guilty, Mike Norris and John Callahan look at every possible angle to try to beat the case. When they find that angle, the case can often be won, leaving their client without any criminal record and eventually getting their clients record expunged and their police reports returned back to them.

At Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we have decades of experience handling criminal defense matters for clients in DuPage County, Kane County, and the surrounding parts of Illinois. In our years of practice, our attorneys have come to understand the value of providing aggressive representation in any case, including first offense DUI/DWI cases. We start with the goal of finding a way for you to walk away without driver's license suspension and with a clean record.

The Judge Says, "Case Dismissed!"


Cross-examination is an important tool. In one challenging drunk driving case that we handled, we used this tool to make our case a success. After intense questioning of the police officer involved in the case, we were able to demonstrate that he was being less than truthful. Under the weight of our cross-examination, the officer broke down and said, "I don't care. I just don't care anymore." The judge's response: "If you don't care, then I don't care. The judge then found the client Not Guilty."*

What are the Employment Consequences of a DUI First Offense in Illinois?

Many employers have wised up to the fact that some of their prospective employees have obtained DUI's. They used to ask, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?" When a defendant received court supervision on a 1st DUI, he or she could honestly answer, "No." Now employers are asking questions like, "Has your driver's license ever been suspended?" Or, "Have you ever been arrested for a DUI?" If we beat the suspension and beat your case and eventually get it expunged, you can honestly say, "No" to both of these more difficult questions.

To find out more about the steps our team is willing to take to defend you against a first offense of DUI, call 1-877-335-6693 to speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer. Or you can e-mail us. Serving Naperville, Addison, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and all of DuPage County.

*These are past results and do not constitute a guarantee of future results.