A Jury Win and a Client’s online review

This week, Harold Wallin successfully defended a client who was charged with DUI with a BAC of 0.156.  The case, which was tried before a jury in Chicago at the Richard Daley Center, revolved around the accuracy of the breath test.  The client’s comportment and demeanor, and his performance on field sobriety tests did not match the breath test result.  Something had to be wrong, and Mr. Wallin zeroed in on his client’s history of esophageal issues including acid reflux, which Mr. Wallin contended, invalidated the breath test result.  The jury agreed.

Later, the client posted this review on

2nd DUI – Found Not Guilty by Jury

Posted by a client,
Overall rating: Excellent
Trustworthy: Excellent
Responsive: Excellent
Knowledgeable: Excellent
Kept me informed: Excellent
      • I recommend Harold Wallin.

Harold was my lawyer for my first DUI, which I clearly deserved in my mind. He explained everything clearly to me and helped me make the best decision. I plead guilty and received supervision.

When I received my second DUI, I went to see Harold, as well as 8 – 10 other attorneys. I wanted to find the best overall attorney, because I had to get this off my record or I would not only lose my driver’s license, but also my career. I chose Harold not only because I had worked with him before, but because he told me everything all those other attorneys had said combined. He charged a fair price, where it seemed some others take advantage of the position I was in.

Once the case started, Harold explored every possible avenue to get the case dismissed. The whole time, Harold was very professional, answered all my calls and emails in a timely manner, and kept me well informed of the situation and my options at the many stages of the process. He won’t give you false hope, he will tell you the truth. He is practical and trustworthy.

After 2 1/2 years of working the case, we finally went to a jury trial. At trial, Harold was excellent. He paid close attention to the details other might have missed. It seemed like we were fighting an uphill battle, not only against the prosecutors, but against the judge as well. Harold remained calm and said and did everything he could.

Words can not express how thankful I am that I had Harold as my lawyer. His knowledge and experience made a big difference in my case. I highly recommend him to anyone with a DUI or criminal case.

Thank you Harold!