Success Stories

DUI case dismissed because of illegal stop

Mr. H. was driving home and was about to park in front of his home in a Western Cook County suburb, when a police officer turned on his Mars lights and effectuated a traffic stop.  It turned out that the police had received a call from a local woman who thought that a vehicle had been following her a little earlier.  The “suspicious” vehicle was similar (but not exactly) the same as Mr. H.’s vehicle.  (“Suspicious” is put in quotes because this lady did not say anything that was all that suspicious).  Mr. H. had not committed any moving violations prior to the stop.  After a hearing on a Motion to Suppress, a Cook County judge ruled that the stop was improper and he suppressed any evidence later obtained by officers from use in a DUI trial.  As a result, the State’s Attorney dropped the pending DUI charge.