Experienced DUI And BUI Defense

An arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence or boating under the influence can turn your life upside down. For a single mistake, you face the prospect of driver's license suspension or revocation, costly fines and surcharges, higher insurance rates, possible job loss and other sanctions.

I am Barry M. Lewis, a criminal defense lawyer in Chicago. I have successfully defended people accused of alcohol-related charges for over 35 years. Even if you think you are guilty of DUI or BUI, contact me for a free initial telephone consultation.

Protecting You From Serious Charges

Illinois continues to ratchet up the penalties for DUI and BUI. Even a first offense of driving while your license is suspended for DUI must result in a jail sentence or more than a month of community service. A conviction can cost you many thousands of dollars and do irreparable harm to your reputation. When so much is at stake, it is important to put your case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

I will thoroughly examine the circumstances of your arrest to find any weakness in the prosecution's case. Examples of defenses include:

  • Challenging the legality of the DUI stop
  • Challenging the field sobriety test results
  • Challenging the breath test results
  • Challenging the statutory summary suspension

You are presumed innocent of DUI and BUI charges. I will provide the strongest possible defense based on the facts of your case.

Defending you against BUI charges. Boaters on Fox Lake in Lake County, Illinois, are subject to zealous enforcement of drunk boating laws. I understand the laws that apply to boaters and will take immediate steps to protect your rights. I served two terms as the Judge Advocate for the Chicago Yachting Association. I have over 35 years of experience in defending those accused of operation while under the influence and a lifetime of boating and sailing experience.

Contact Illinois DUI/BUI Defense Attorney Barry M. Lewis

DUIs and BUIs are highly technical cases that require technical defenses. Call me 24/7 at 312-574-3357 or fill out our simple contact form to schedule a telephone consultation. I offer flat-fee DUI defense.