Success Stories

Wallin’s Client beats Felony DUI case, avoids at least a 2 year sentence!

Client L.S. was visiting his hometown of Chicago around Christmas, 2009.  He was found asleep behind the wheel of his rental car on Michigan Avenue, and charged with Aggravated DUI because of two prior DUIs and a revoked drivers license.  Because Mr. S. had an established professional career in California, he was eager for a plea deal that avoided jail.  However, the State’s Attorney would not budge below their offer of two years.  Mr. S. decided to risk the possibility of a bigger sentence if he was found guilty at trial.  Mr. Wallin focused on many inconsistencies in the arresting officer’s testimony, and presented several witnesses who had been with Mr. S. the night of the arrest.  Here is what Mr. S. had to say:  “I live in California but was visiting Chicago during Christmas 09. I was arrested downtown Chicago and was given a DUI. I have two prior DUI’s that occurred in 07 which means I was facing felony charges and jail time if found guilty. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck and couldn’t believe that I had to revisit the nightmare in which I had to endure while going through the DUI process from my priors. Not only that, I knew that I wouldn’t survive a day in jail so I knew that I needed the best representation to get me through my ordeal.  The day before leaving Chicago, I wanted to lock down an attorney. I simply went online and googled DUI Attorneys in Chicago. Harold was one of the first to pop up. I literally asked God to send me to the right attorney, and he did. I immediately called Harold, he got me in, and assured me that he would do everything he could to get me cleared from charges that were filed against me.  It took a few trips back and forth to Chicago before we actually went to trial. Harold talked me and my witnesses through the whole procedure. When the trial date finally arrived, we were all set and ready to go. Harold not only represented me amazingly during the trial, he also cross examined the arresting officer with style and grace. Needless to say, I’m a happy camper because all charges were dropped thanks to Mr. Harold Wallin. A huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and I owe it all to him….. “