Success Stories

Designated Driver Vindicated!

A.M. is a good example of the saying “no good deed goes unpunished.”  She was the designated driver for a night out with a friend.  On their way home, her intoxicated friend began vomiting inside A.M.’s new car.  When she didn’t proceed immediately after her traffic light turned green (because her friend was vomiting), a Chicago police officer made a traffic stop.  Almost immediately, he arrested A.M., based on very flimsy evidence that she might be under the influence of alcohol (she was “confused” to be interrogated by a police officer, and her car smelled of alcohol (remember, her friend was vomiting inside the car after drinking)).  Attorney Wallin took the case to trial, resulting in a finding of “Not Guilty.”