Case Results

Fatal-Accident-ChicagoAugust 22, 2013. NOT GUILTY IN FATAL ACCIDENT. In this case, the client was charged for causing the death of another person in a motor vehicle accident. Lewis Gainor defended him at trial and the jury found him not guilty. Circuit Court of Cook County. 1st Municipal District Court in Chicago. Case No. M2501689.

Please note that starting September 1, 2013, we will no longer review case results unless the case has public exposure. In the past, it has been our policy to provide potential clients with information concerning representative cases, but this process has become burdensome and will be discontinued. Only cases drawing media coverage will be reviewed.

July 29, 2013. NO CONVICTIONS. This client was arrested by a State Police trooper for speeding 117 mph in a 55 mph zone. He was cited for reckless driving, speeding 40 mph over the limit, following too close, improper lane usage, and several other violations. The prosecutors were seeking 10 days jail. After negotiations with the Cook County State’s Attorney and providing mitigation, Lewis Gainor was able to have the client plead guilty with supervision and a fine only – no record. Circuit Court of Cook County. 6th Municipal District in Markham. Case No. 13 MC 600559001.

July 19, 2013. SUMMARY SUSPENSION RESCINDED. In this case, the client was arrested for DUI after failing field sobriety testing. Cannabis and open alcohol was found in the vehicle. Nonetheless, after presenting substantial mitigation (eg, reasons to impose a less severe penalty), the prosecutor agreed to rescind the suspension and reinstate the defendant’s license. Lewis Gainor had the suspension removed by sending the order FedEx to the Secretary of State in Springfield. Circuit Court of Cook County. 6th Municipal District in Markham. Case No. YW-201-978.

June 3, 2013. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING. Client in this matter was arrested for driving under the influence after an accident in the snow. His vehicle crossed over lane dividers and flipped over into a frozen creek. The client was able to extricate himself from the wreckage. When he was walking down the roadway, he was stopped and detained by police. He admitted to driving, and his blood alcohol was several times over the legal limit. It was his second DUI offense. The charge was reduced based on presentation of mitigating factors (eg, reasons why the penalty should be less), which is an often neglected way negotiating pleas. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No. 13 DT 317.

May 24, 2013. NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES. In this case, the client was charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. A police officer stopped him for a traffic violation and searched his vehicle with a K-9. He had a digital scale with cannabis residue in his pocket and grinder in the console. Not guilty on all counts. Circuit Court of Boone County. Case No(s). 12 DT 122, 12 CM 351.

May 9, 2013. One-year summary suspension rescinded. In this case, the client was arrested for DUI after a motor vehicle accident in Chicago. Airbags deployed on impact and the driver was taken to the hospital. The driver failed sobriety testing and was arrested. The breathalyzer test was refused, causing the Secretary of State to impose a one-year summary suspension. Since the State’s Attorney in Chicago never agrees to a rescission for plea, this case was won at a hearing against the arresting officer. Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District (Daley Center). Case No. TB-656-619.

May 3, 2013. One-year summary suspension rescinded. Client was stopped for moving violations and asked to step out of the vehicle. The officer observed slurred speech, an odor of alcohol, and the driver failed sobriety testing. At the police station, the driver refused the breathalyzer, resulting in a one-year statutory summary suspension of driving privileges. The suspension was rescinded and because it occurred so quickly, this client never had a suspended license. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 13 DT 675.

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April 1, 2013. NOT GUILTY. This client was charged with his second DUI offense and facing up to one year in jail and a revoked driver’s license. He was arrested after police in Chicago found him sleeping in his vehicle with the engine running, headlights on, and turn signal flashing. He failed sobriety testing and was taken into custody. He was acquitted at trial. Circuit Court of Cook County. Case No. UC-041-781. 1st Municipal District (Daley Center in Chicago).

April 1, 2013. DUI DISMISSED. Client was stopped by the police for speeding and ordered out of his vehicle. Once outside, he failed sobriety testing and was taken into custody. The DUI was dismissed, which allows him to have the record of his arrest expunged. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 13 DT 90.

February 15, 2013. Summary suspension rescinded. Client was arrested after failing sobriety testing. At the police station, he submitted a breath sample with a result of 0.19, more than double the legal limit of 0.08. The judge rescinded the suspension and this client was never suspended. Circuit Court of Cook County. Sixth Municipal District Court. Markham. Case No. YW-552-678.

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January 23, 2013. Summary suspension rescinded. Client was stopped for driving without headlights and the police officer determined that his license was suspended. He was arrested for DUI and at the station, submitted to a breath test. The result was double the legal limit at 0.165. The court ordered the summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 12 DT 1219.

Intox EC/IR IIJanuary 18, 2013. Summary suspension rescinded. This client was stopped after police observed him driving on a deflated tire. He took a breathalyzer test at the police station, which is admissible in court, and the result was 0.148. The court entered an order rescinding the suspension. Circuit Court of Cook County. Bridgeview. Case No. YT-747-399.

December 17, 2012. Conviction vacated and charged dismissed. Client was a CDL operator for a food distributor in Chicago. He had an accident and pled guilty to failure to reduce speed. The conviction caused his CDL to be cancelled and jeopardized his employment. The conviction was vacated and case dismissed. His record was cleared and he kept his job. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District. Skokie. Case No. 57354697.

December 13, 2012. Summary suspension rescinded. Client was stopped for speeding 30 mph over the posted limit. He failed sobriety tests and was arrested. At the station, he blew 0.092. The summary suspension was rescinded. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No.  12 DT 3407.

December 6, 2012. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS. This client was stopped on I-294 for weaving in the early hours of the morning. He failed sobriety testing and was arrested for DUI. At the station, he blew into the breathalyzer and the result was 0.132. The prosecutor reduced the charges. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 12 DT 2417.

November 21, 2012. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS. Client was arrested for DUI by an Illinois State Trooper on I-294 after failing field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody and submitted a 0.081 breath sample at the police station. He was charged with violating 11-501(a)(1) and 11-501(a)(2). The prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to reckless driving with no DUI treatment and fine only. Note that this client also had his summary suspension rescinded on June 5, 2012. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District in Skokie. Case No. 57381777.

November 15, 2012. 12-month summary suspension rescinded. This client was arrested for DUI after a concerned citizen called 911 to report a drunk driver. The client refused chemical testing, and so, the summary suspension was for one year. It was rescinded before going into effect. This client never lost his license. Circuit Court of Kane County. Case No. 12 DT 1308.

November 13, 2012. 6-month summary suspension rescinded. Client was arrested for DUI and submitted to a breathalyzer test disclosing a result of 0.16. The suspension was rescinded and the client’s driving privileges completely reinstated. Circuit Court of Cook County (Rolling Meadows). Case No. YW-015-306.

October 25, 2012. Prosecution seeks 180 days in jail for a DUI with a suspended license, and possession of cannabis. Lewis Gainor had his client plead guilty to a misdemeanor with no promise of any sentence (called a blind plea), because the misdemeanor would preclude the filing of felony charges by double jeopardy. The client received supervision and no convictions of any kind. Circuit Court of Will County. Case Nos. 12 DT 419, 12 CM 1222.

October 15, 2012. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS, ONE-YEAR SUMMARY SUSPENSION RESCINDED. Client was arrested after pulling into traffic and nearly causing an accident. The breathalyzer was refused and therefore, the summary suspension was for 12 months. The DUI was reduced to reckless driving and the summary suspension was rescinded. This client’s license was reinstated. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 12 DT 1771.

September 17, 2012. Summary suspension rescinded. Client was arrested for DUI and blew a 0.084 on the breathalyzer. The suspension was rescinded and his driver’s license reinstated. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 12 DT 1522.

September 13, 2012. Summary suspension rescinded. Client was suspended for one-year for refusing a breathalyzer after his arrest for driving under the influence. After hearing, the judge ruled that the suspension should be rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows. Case No. YW-002-840.

August 22, 2012. NOT GUILTY OF DUI. Client was arrested after police officer observed him vomiting out of his vehicle while his passenger was drinking a can of Modelo beer. When questioned by the police officer he said, “I’m drunk.” He stumbled out of the vehicle and displayed poor balance (swaying). When asked to perform field sobriety tests, he said, “Come on, I’m drunk.” Not guilty of DUI. Circuit Court of Cook County. Maywood. Fourth Municipal District Court. Case No. YT-719-083.

August 9, 2012. One-year summary suspension rescinded. Client crashed his vehicle into a Chicago Police Department squad car and then drove away. He was arrested for DUI and damaging government property. He had a strong odor of alcohol and urinated in the jail cell while waiting for bond. He refused the breath test and therefore, his license was suspended for one year. The court held a hearing and ruled for the client: suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District (Daley Center). Case No. TW-473-820.

July 27, 2012. Summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows. Case No. YT- — – —.

July 24, 2012. NOT GUILTY OF DUI. Client was stopped by police officer after making an improper turn. There was an open bottle of wine in the vehicle and plastic SOLO cup with wine residue in it. Client admitted to drinking alcohol. It was the client’s second offense of DUI, and so a guilty verdict would have resulted in a conviction and revoked license. Client was found not guilty. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District. Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Case No. YT-827-273.

July 2, 2012. DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED DISMISSED. Client was pulled over by a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy after he checked the vehicle’s registration plates. The client was arrested for driving during a summary suspension for DUI. The mandatory minimum penalty for this offense would have been 10 days jail. All charges were dismissed. Circuit Court of Cook County. Rolling Meadows (Third Municipal District Court). Case No. YW-013-387.

June 27, 2012. SUMMARY SUSPENSION RESCINDED. Client was arrested for DUI by a trooper of the Illinois State Police. She was pulled over for speeding and failed sobriety testing. At the police station, she submitted a breathalyzer result of 0.249. The suspension was fought at the earliest possible opportunity and the court ordered her license to be reinstated. Circuit Court of Cook County, Sixth Municipal District Court in Markham. Case No. 57381493.

June 6, 2012. DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED DISMISSED. Lewis Gainor was representing this client on a DUI matter in Skokie. His license got suspended because he failed the breathalyzer. Not aware that his privileges were suspended, the client drove and was arrested by the Chicago Police Department for driving while license suspended. The charge carried a minimum sentence of 10 days jail. Case dismissed. Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District Court. (Daley Center). Case No. TW-493-563.

June 5, 2012. NOT GUILTY OF FELONY DRIVING WHILE REVOKED. Client’s driving privileges were revoked for DUI because court had revoked supervision and re-sentenced client to a conviction. He was arrested by Chicago Police Department subsequently for driving while license revoked, and charged with a Class 4 felony. Found not guilty. Circuit Court of Cook County, Criminal Division. 26th and California. Case No. 11 CR 2124501. (Coincidentally, Lewis Gainor was able to have the DUI supervision reinstated, which caused the Secretary of State to reinstate his license.)

June 5, 2012. Summary suspension rescinded. Client who was arrested by Illinois State Police trooper on highway submitted a breath test and failed (0.081) at the police station. Nonetheless, the client’s driver’s license was never suspended because the suspension was rescinded on the first court date. Circuit Court of Cook County, Second Municipal District Court (Skokie). Case No 57381777.

June 1, 2012. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING. Client was arrested after nearly crashing into a police squad car. Failed sobriety testing and blew a 0.092 on the breathalyzer at the police station. Reduced to reckless driving. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 11 DT 1351.

May 11, 2012. NOT GUILTY of DUI. Client was arrested by Illinois State Trooper after an accident. He failed all sobriety testing and blew 0.28 on the portable breath test (see above). He was found not guilty at trial. Coincidentally, this client also prevailed on the summary suspension on December 16, 2011. The reason for the long delay was the unavailability of the trooper. The trial occurred on day 160 on the 160-day speedy trial term date. Circuit  Court of Cook County. Fourth Municipal District in Maywood. Case No. 37036262.

May 2, 2012. 3-year summary suspension rescinded. License reinstated. Client who had refused the breathalyzer was not a first offender and therefore, the suspension would have lasted for 3 years. It was rescinded before it ever went into effect. Circuit Court of Cook County. Fourth Municipal District Court in Maywood. Case No. YT-719-006.

April 30, 2012. NOT GUILTY of DUI. Client was arrested by officers from the Chicago Police Department after a motor vehicle accident. He had an odor of alcohol, bloodshot, glassy eyes, and slurred speech. He failed the walk and turn, and also the one-leg stand. Found not guilty on all charges. Circuit Court of Cook County. Case No. TT-510-004. First Municipal District Court in Daley Center.

April 25, 2012. NOT GUILTY OF FELONY DUI. In this case, the client was charged with Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence for his third offense. In a bench trial, with the judge aware of the fact that the defendant had another pending DUI, the court still found him not guilty. Circuit Court of  Cook County. Maywood (Fourth Municipal District). Case No. 11-C4-41299.

April 20, 2012. DUI with 0.191 breathalyzer reduced to reckless driving. Client was arrested for DUI after multiple lane violations. He failed sobriety testing and blew a 0.191 at the station. After aggressive pretrial negotiations, the prosecution reduced the charge to reckless driving and the client was not even convicted. Circuit Court of Winnebago County. Case No. 12 DT 204.

April 12, 2012. NOT GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER. Lewis Gainor was recently featured in the press for defending a man charged with shooting an unarmed teenager. The case has been called the Trayvon Martin shooting of Illinois. The jury returned a not guilty verdict. Circuit Court of Cook County (Rolling Meadows). Case No. 11 CR 11771.

March 23, 2012. Summary suspension rescinded. Client was stopped at approximately 3:00 a.m. by an Illinois State Police trooper. The client was speeding in excess of 30 mph over the limit on the tollway. Client failed sobriety testing and submitted to the breathalyzer at the police station yielding a result of 0.127 (see below).

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The summary suspension was rescinded on the first court date and this client never lost driving privileges. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District in Skokie. Case No. 57370337.

March 21, 2012. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS. This client was arrested for DUI after failing multiple standardized field sobriety tests (see above). Nonetheless, with the possibility of an acquittal at trial, the prosecutor was forced to reduce the charge to reckless driving. This was a second offense. The client kept his license. Circuit Court of Cook County. Rolling Meadows. YT-687-258.

Cook County DUI | Failed Sobriety Testing

March, 12, 2012. One-year statutory summary suspension rescinded. Client was pulled over for multiple lane violations and asked to perform sobriety testing. He failed all the field sobriety tests and refused the breathalyzer at the police station, resulting in a one-year suspension of his license. The summary suspension was rescinded before ever taking effect. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 12 DT 228.

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March 7, 2012. DUI reduced to reckless driving. Client was arrested for driving under the influence and blew a 0.142 on the breathalyzer machine (see above). The prosecution was forced to reduce the charges to reckless driving, saving the client’s driver’s license. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 11 DT 2255.

March 1, 2012. NOT GUILTY. Client was arrested by a trooper from the Illinois State Police on I-90 driving home from a club after 300 AM. The trooper stopped him for violation of Scott’s Law (failure to move over when approaching police at a traffic stop).

State Trooper DUIThe client failed all field sobriety tests, and the trooper testified that he nearly fell over into the squad car during testing. Not guilty. Circuit Court of Cook County. Chicago Daley Center. Case No. 37022200.

Chicago DUI Arrest | 0.226 Breath Test

March 1, 2012. Summary suspension rescinded. Client was arrested by officers from the Chicago Police Department on Lake Shore Drive. He failed field sobriety testing and blew a 0.226 on the breathalyzer (see above). The suspension of his driving privileges was rescinded and he got his license back. Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District (Chicago Daley Center). Case No. TW-260-023.

February 24, 2012. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS AND SUMMARY SUSPENSION RESCINDED. Client was arrested after falling asleep in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant at 2:38 in the morning (see above). At first the driver was non-responsive and smelled of alcohol. The prosecution was forced to reinstate his license and amend the charge to reckless driving. The client never had his license suspended. Circuit Court of Winnebago County. Case No. 12 DT 51.

February 15, 2012. NOT GUILTY. Client was stopped at about 2:00 am after a police officer observed multiple traffic violations. He was arrested for DUI. Acquitted. Circuit Court of Kane County. Case No. 11 DT 1232.

February 15, 2012. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS. In this case, the client was arrested for DUI after committing traffic violations and failing field sobriety testing. The client submitted a blood and urine sample for testing. The laboratory results indicated a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 combined with the presence of intoxicating controlled substances. The State reduced the charge to reckless driving. Case No. 11 DT 256. Circuit Court of Kane County.

February 10, 2012. One-year statutory summary suspension rescinded. Client was facing a one-year suspension for refusing the breathalzyer. The court ordered the Secretary of State to reinstate his driver’s license on the first appearance date. The client would never be suspended. Circuit Court of Cook County, Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows. Case No. YT-682-699.

February 7, 2012. NOT GUILTY. Client was arrested for his second DUI. Police responded to 911 calls by other motorists complaining that he was passed out at an intersection and blocking traffic. When the police arrived and woke him, he had an open container of alcohol in between his legs. Acquitted. Third Municipal District Court of Cook County in Rolling Meadows. Case No. YT-301-372.

Passed Out DUI | At Intersection

January 23, 2012. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Client was stopped on I-55 by a deputy of the Cook County Sheriff. Breathalyzer result was in excess of 0.16 (see result below). Circuit Court of Cook County. Fifth Municipal District (Bridgeview). Case No. YT-517-856.

January 5, 2012. NOT GUILTY AND SUSPENSION RESCINDED. Client was arrested for his second DUI offense. He was acquitted of driving under the influence and the court also rescinded the statutory summary suspension of his driving privileges. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District. Rolling Meadows. Case No. YT-484-191.

Breath Slip Alcohol ConcentrationDecember 29, 2011. DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING. In this case, the client blew a 0.120 on the breathalyzer after a motor vehicle accident. See photo to the right.

Nonetheless, attorney Lewis Gainor was able to prove that the breathalyzer was not accurate, resulting in the charges getting reduced to reckless driving as indicated in the photo to the left.

Circuit Court of Cook County. Fourth Municipal District Court in Maywood. Case No. YT-173-405. Note that the summary suspension was also rescinded for this client months earlier.

December 20, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Client acquitted of DUI after involved in accident on I-90. PBT result of 0.111. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District Court in Rolling Meadows. Case No. 57350525.

December 16, 2011. One-year statutory summary suspension rescinded. Client was involved in motor vehicle accident on interstate. PBT result was 0.278. Circuit Court of Cook County. Fourth Municipal District (Maywood). Case No. 37036262.

December 15, 2011. DUI reduced to reckless driving despite blood draws disclosing presence of cannabis, controlled substances, and alcohol concentration of approximately 0.15. Circuit Court of Kane County. Case No. 11 DT 916.

December 14, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Breathalyzer result was 0.174. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No. 11 DT 4194.

November 21, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Client found not guilty of DUI after multiple vehicle accident on I-90. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District (Skokie). Case No. 57152868.

November 17, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Class 2 felony aggravated DUI charges. Client was facing 3-7 years prison. Chicago police arrested client after motor vehicle accident on Lake Shore Drive in which one vehicle caught fire. Breathalyzer result of 0.202 (see above). Acquitted of all charges. Circuit Court of Cook County. 26th St and California. Case No. 11 CR 7034.

November 15, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County, Third Municipal District (Rolling Meadows). Case No. 57350525. Client had been arrested after two-vehicle accident on I-90.

October 27, 2011. DUI charge reduced to reckless driving. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No. 11 DT 2862.

October 17, 2011. One-year statutory summary suspension rescinded. Defendant refused breathalyzer. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No. 11 DT 2751.

October 5, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Breath test result was 0.175 (see above) and client was involved in motor vehicle accident. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District (Skokie). Case No. YT-577-363.

September 30, 2011. Statutory summary suspension rescinded after hearing. Breathalyzer result of 0.16 (see photo to left).

Client’s driving privileges were reinstated immediately after FedEx delivered rescission order to Secretary of State. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 11 DT 1385.

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September 29, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Client charged with possessing semi-automatic weapons (see article from CBS). Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District. Case No. 11 MC 111953101. (Lewis Gainor takes on major criminal cases in addition to DUI.)

September 26, 2011. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Client’s breathalyzer test was above 0.08. Circuit Court of Cook County. Case No. 37035575.

September 7, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded after hearing. Breathalyzer result was 0.195 (see breath test result below). Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District. Case No. 37034191.

August 25, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Client arrested for DUI has acquittal on all charges. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District (Rolling Meadows). Case No. YT-443-720.

August 19, 2011. Client with prior DUI: summary suspension rescinded despite breath test of 0.124. Circuit Court of Kane County. Case No. 11 DT 924.

August 16, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded after hearing despite breathalyzer result above 0.08 and motor vehicle accident. Circuit Court of Cook County. Fourth Municipal District (Maywood). Case No. YT-173-403.

August 9, 2011. DUI dropped for reckless driving despite breathalyzer result of 0.10. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 11 DT 687.

August 4, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Kane County. Case No. 11 DT 916.

July 12, 2011. DUI reduced to reckless driving. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No. 11 DT 1760.

July 8, 2011. One-year summary suspension rescinded after hearing. DUI arrest followed a motor vehicle accident. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District (Skokie). Case No. 37152868. (Illinois State Police)

June 30, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded after hearing. Result was above 0.15. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No. 11 DT 1262.

June 21, 2011. Petition to rescind 1-yr statutory summary suspension granted after hearing. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District. Case No. YT-443-721.

June 17, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 11 TR 12783. Client was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

June 15, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Circuit Court of Will County. Case No. 11 CM 80. Client was charged with resisting arrest and battery to a police officer. Click here to read about the jury verdict. Lewis Gainor’s law practice covers DUI and major criminal cases.

May 27, 2011. THREE-YEAR SUMMARY SUSPENSION RESCINDED. Client had prior DUI and refusal of chemical testing caused 3-year suspension. Judge ordered rescission after hearing. Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District (Chicago). TT-510-001.

May 24, 2011. One-year statutory summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District. Case No. 10 MC 3004379.

May 24, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Case No. 11 DT 981. The breath test result was 0.197 (see breath test result below).

May 23, 2011. NOT GUILTY. This client was found not guilty of DUI and all charges despite the fact that the breathalyzer result was 0.10. Circuit Court of Cook County. Fifth Municipal District. Case No. YT-047-353.

April 25, 2011. NOT GUILTY. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District (Skokie). Case No. YT-190-600. Note that the 1-year summary suspension for refusing the breathalyzer was rescinded in this case, too. This was the client’s second DUI offense.

April 8, 2011. DUI reduced to reckless driving. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 10 DT 2652. The blood draw disclosed an alcohol concentration of 0.199. This outcome is not typical. It is the result of a good 4th Amendment issue concerning the traffic stop.

April 8, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows. Case No. YT-130-014. The breathalyzer result was 0.192, and the arresting officer was in court. This result was based on aggressive pretrial motions.

March 18, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District (Skokie). Case No. 56757102. This was a 1-year suspension for refusal.

March 14, 2011. Summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District Court (Skokie). Case No. YP-577-736. The blood test showed an alcohol concentration of 0.19.

January 28, 2011. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Cook County. Fifth Municipal District (Bridgeview). Case No. YT-047-353. The suspension was rescinded on the first court date on the traffic ticket, so this client never got suspended.

January 3, 2011. NOT GUILTY. This was client’s second DUI arrest, and thus he was not eligible for court supervision. Circuit Court of Boone County. Case No. 10 DT 189. Note that Lewis Gainor was able to win the statutory summary suspension on this case, too.

December 16, 2010. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Breathalyzer result of greater than 0.15. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. — DT —-.

December 3, 2010. DUI charge reduced to reckless driving despite breathalyzer result of 0.08. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District (Skokie). 6458791.

October 18, 2010. One-year statutory summary suspension for refusing chemical testing rescinded. Case No. YT-578-259. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District. (Skokie).

October 12, 2010. DUI dismissed. Case No. 10 DT 854. The defendant was arrested with cannabis in the vehicle and had admitted to smoking cannabis hours before. The breathalyzer test was 0.022. Circuit Court of Lake County.

October 7, 2010. NOT GUILTY verdict on DUI. This was the client’s first appearance date on the traffic ticket. Generally, it is not advisable to proceed with trial on the first court appearance or first date discovery is obtained. But, there were extenuating circumstances in this case because the client lived in another state and time was pressed. Case No. 56562847. Circuit Court of Cook County. Sixth Municipal District.

October 6, 2010. DUI reduced to reckless driving. Case No. 10 DT 2459. Circuit Court of Lake County.

October 6, 2010. DUI reduced to reckless driving. Case No. 10 DT 2195. Circuit Court of Lake County.

September 20, 2010. DUI dismissed. Charge was based on positive urine test for heroin. Case No. 10 DT 1419. Circuit Court of Lake County.

August 31, 2010. DUI reduced to reckless driving. Case No. 10 DT 740. Circuit Court of Lake County.

August 17, 2010. Petition to rescind summary suspension granted. Case No. 10 DT 95. Circuit Court of Boone County.

July 23, 2010. NOT GUILTY on DUI. (Note: one-year summary suspension rescinded on March 25, 2010 as well. See below.) This was the client’s second arrest for DUI. He was ineligible for supervision because he got supervision on the prior DUI. Case No. 10 DT 399. Circuit Court of Lake County.

July 19, 2010. One-year summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 DT 1220. Circuit Court of Lake County.

July 14, 2010. One-year summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 DT 189. Circuit Court of Boone County.

June 29, 2010. DUI dismissed. This case involved a property damage accident. Case No. 09 DT 2986. Circuit Court of Lake County.

June 29, 2010. DUI dismissed. Case No. 10 DT 513. Circuit Court of Lake County.

June 17, 2010. 3-year summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 CF 360. Circuit Court of Lake County.

June 15, 2010. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 6458791. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District.

June 3, 2010. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 2317. Suspension was based on positive urine test for heroin.

May 26, 2010. Summary suspension rescinded. DUI dismissed. Case No. 10 DT 537. Circuit Court of Lake County.

May 25, 2010. DUI dismissed. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 DT 509. Circuit Court of Lake County.

May 14, 2010. DUI dismissed. This was the defendant’s second offense. Case No. 10 DT 879. Circuit Court of Lake County.

May 11, 2010. DUI dismissed. Case No. 10 DT 303. Circuit Court of Lake County.

May 11, 2010. DUI dismissed. Case No. 10 DT 451. Circuit Court of Lake County.

April 5, 2010. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 DT 146. Circuit Court of Lake County.

March 31, 2010. Summary suspension rescinded. In this case, the summary suspension was based on a positive urine test for cannabis. Case No. 10 DT 303. Circuit Court of Lake County.

March 26, 2010. One-year summary suspension for refusing breath test rescinded. Case No. 10 DT 537. Circuit Court of Lake County.

March 25, 2010. One-year statutory summary suspension rescinded. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 10 DT 399.

March 15, 2010. Class 2 felony aggravated DUI reduced to misdemeanor offense and 3-year summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 CF 631. Circuit Court of Lake County.

February 25, 2010. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 DT 157. Circuit Court of Lake County.

February 10, 2010. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 10 DT 80. Circuit Court of Lake County.

January 20, 2010. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Case No. YP-280-983. Circuit Court of Cook County. Second Municipal District.

January 13, 2010. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 2986. Circuit Court of Lake County.

December 15, 2009. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 3073. Circuit Court of Lake County.

October 22, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 2423. Circuit Court of Lake County.

October 7, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 1081. Circuit Court of Lake County.

September 23, 2009. Class A misdemeanor reckless driving and aggravated speeding. Case No. YP-137-837. Circuit Court of Cook County, Third Municipal District. All criminal charges dismissed.

September 22, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 2216. Circuit Court of Lake County.

September 18, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. YM-699-056. Circuit Court of Cook County. Third Municipal District.

September 2, 2009. Class A misdemeanor aggravated speeding. Case No. 55791263. Circuit Court of Cook County, Fifth Municipal District. Case dismissed.

May 13, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 MC 200149101. Circuit Court of Cook County Second Municipal District. This was a felony DUI offense which Lewis Gainor got reduced to a misdemeanor.

May 11, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 584. Circuit Court of Lake County.

April 7, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 55568641. Circuit Court of Cook County. Fifth Municipal District.

March 16, 2009. One-year statutory summary suspension rescinded. Case No. TT-035-734. Circuit Court of Cook County. First Municipal District.

February 27, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 62. Circuit Court of Kane County.

February 23, 2009. Summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 291. Circuit Court of Lake County. This client had an out-of-state driver’s license.

February 6, 2009. Statutory summary suspension rescinded. Case No. 09 DT 51. Circuit Court of Lake County. This client had a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

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October 11, 2007. CONVICTION VACATED. Client had been found guilty of Class 2 felony aggravated DUI (non-probationable). Conviction vacated and DUI charge dismissed. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No(s).07 CF 1542.

September 27, 2007. Felony DUI for accident involving personal injury reduced to misdemeanor. Client was in accident with breath alcohol concentration of 0.153. He leaves the scene of the accident and is charged with multiple felonies. Received supervision and did not have license revoked. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 07 CF 2281.

June 7, 2007. DUI DISMISSED. Class X felony (mandatory 6-30 years prison) aggravated DUI charge dismissed by State. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No(s). 06 CF 4478.

May 31, 2007. NOT GUILTY. The above is a case Lewis Gainor won against the Illinois Attorney General in the Circuit Court of Lake County. The Attorney General called it an environmental disaster. He represents clients in serious criminal matters as well as DUI. Case No. 06 CM 4298.

April 20, 2007. CONVICTION VACATED. Client was found guilty of DUI in absentia. Motion to vacate conviction was granted and the prosecution dismissed the case. Lake County Circuit Court. Case No. 02 DT 5102.

March 19, 2007. NOT GUILTY. Client charged with DUI is acquitted. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 06 DT 4362.

January 26, 2007. DUI for cannabis dismissed. In this case, the client tested positive for cannabis but the prosecution was unable to prove the case. All charges were dropped. Lake County Circuit Court. Case No. 06 DT 1755.

October 12, 2006. DUI DISMISSED. Client was charged with driving under the influence and Lewis Gainor was able to get all charges dismissed. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 04 DT 4367.

September 16, 2005. FELONY DISMISSED. Client was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer in addition to DUI. The client pled guilty to reckless driving and all other charges were dismissed. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No(s). 05 CF 1435 and 05 DT 1329.

July 25, 2005. DUI DISMISSED. Client charged with driving under the influence of cannabis. Case dropped. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 04 DT 4873.

June 27, 2005. DUI DISMISSED. Judge granted defendant’s motion to quash arrest for no probable cause, forcing the State to dismiss the case. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 05 DT 612.

June 9, 2005. DWLS DISMISSED. Client was arrested for driving while license suspended. Motion to quash arrest for no probable cause was granted. Prosecutors forced to dismiss all charges. Lake County Circuit Court. Case No. 04 TR 121848.

No Probable Cause

June 9, 2005. DUI DISMISSED. Client was arrested for driving under the influence with a breathalyzer result of 0.167. See right. Motion to quash arrest for no probable cause granted and charges dismissed. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 03 DT 5751.

June 7, 2005. NOT GUILTY. Client acquitted of driving under the influence. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 04 DT 5157.

June 6, 2005. DUI DISMISSED. Client had all charges dismissed. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 04 DT 862.

May 27, 2005. DUI DISMISSED despite breathalyzer result of 0.33. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No(s). 04 DT 3309.

DUI Breath Sample 0.117

May 23, 2005. DUI DISMISSED. Client was arrested for DUI and blew a 0.117 on the breathalyzer. See above. All charges dismissed. Lake County Circuit Court. Case No. 04 DT 4902.

April 28, 2005. DWLS DISMISSED. Charge of driving while license suspended was dismissed. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 04 TR 150157.

April 27, 2005. NOT GUILTY. Jury acquitted client of second DUI offense. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No(s). 04 DT 4266.

April 12, 2005. CASE DISMISSED. Client blows 0.33 on breathalyzer but has DUI dismissed. Lake County Circuit Court. Case No. 04 DT 3309.

March 28, 2005. NOT GUILTY. Client was charged with street racing, which at that time was called ‘drag racing.’ Acquitted of all charges. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 04 TR 107699.

February 9, 2005. NOT GUILTY. Client charged with DUI is acquitted. Lake County Circuit Court. Case No. 04 DT 2745.

January 18, 2005. DUI and DWLR DISMISSED. Client was charged with driving under the influence on a revoked license. The prosecution dropped all charges. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No(s). 04 DT 2631 and 04 TR 98380.

December 6, 2004. DISMISSED. Client was arrested for DUI without a valid driver’s license. At this time, the offense was only a Class A misdemeanor, whereas now it is a Class 4 felony. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No. 04 DT 2778.

DUI Not Guilty Verdict

October 26, 2004. NOT GUILTY. Client found not guilty of DUI. Breathalyzer result of 0.99 thrown out. See above. Circuit Court of Lake County. Case No(s). 04 DT 1914.