Rockford’s DUI Defense Lawyer

A DUI charge can have significant ramifications on your life and your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones.

If you are facing a DUI in Illinois, it is absolutely crucial that you reach out to attorney Michael Myzia as early in the process as possible. This defense will have a lasting effect on the rest of your life. Don’t leave anything to chance.

Legal Experience You Can Depend On

15 years of both prosecution and defense experience

Successfully litigated multiple cases involving death

Tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict

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From the beginning of a DUI case, it is absolutely crucial to retain competent counsel early on in the process. Do not be duped by attorneys who provide pricing information in the window of their advertising or who only dabble in DUI and traffic charges as a favor to friends and family.

Forming Your Defense

If you are charged with DUI, almost always, your case will begin with what is called a Statutory Summary Suspension. The duration of that suspension is based on whether you refused to submit a sample of breath, urine, or blood as well as your traffic history. There is a deadline to filing a Petition to Rescind Statutory Summary Suspensions. A Statutory Summary Suspension is the suspension that is imposed if you refuse to submit a breath, urine, or blood sample for chemical testing at the request of law enforcement or submitted a sample that had a BAC greater than a .08. Attorney Myzia will work with you to address any way in which the Statutory Summary Suspension can be rescinded or removed. Due to multiple statutory provisions regarding Statutory Summary Suspensions it is essential to retain an attorney as soon as possible to maximize the likelihood of successfully having a Statutory Summary Suspension rescinded or removed. The laws surrounding Statutory Summary Suspensions changed on January 1, 2016. You need an attorney who is aware of those changes and can use them to your benefit.

Through the process of addressing your case, attorney Michael Myzia will be able to discern what motions can be filed and what discovery is available. No stone will go unturned as you receive thorough and thoughtful counsel. Also, throughout the process, you will be informed of where your case stands, where the case is going, and why the case stands as it does at a specific time. Particularly in counties that have law enforcement officers that specialize in DUI detection, you need an attorney who is equally skilled at picking apart the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and office investigations.

If you are facing a DUI, call Michael Myzia immediately at (815) 345-4808 to discuss your case and all possible options.