Those in Illinois who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol can understandably feel much worry and fear. No person wants to be arrested and charged with a criminal offense. However, a DUI charge, in and of itself, is not proof of anything. A driver was recently arrested in Northbrook and charged with DUI.
According to reports, the man was driving on the wrong side of the road and witnesses alerted police. Allegedly, the driver was observed swerving and driving erratically. Officers caught up with the driver in the parking lot of an office complex on Landwehr Road. A witness on the scene told officers that the driver was about to pick up a passenger at the complex, but the witness warned the passenger not to get in the vehicle.
Upon speaking with the driver, officers said they noticed an odor of alcohol and the driver's eyes appeared glassy and bloodshot. Reports said police conducted field sobriety tests and found that the man's blood alcohol content was over the legal limit. Reportedly, officers arrested the man and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Being arrested and receiving a criminal charge is troubling and can do great damage to a person's reputation. Despite the DUI charge, this man must be proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to be convicted in the state of Illinois. Any individual who receives a DUI charge has the right to acquire the services of a legal representative. An experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can provide much-needed guidance while ensuring the protection of personal rights.