How to become a DUI Lawyer in Illinois?

Updated on 06/15/2022 / Under

First and foremost, to become a DUI lawyer, you have to obtain the school requirements. In order to become a lawyer, you must first get a bachelor’s degree from a university.

You are not required to get a bachelor’s degree in a specific field. For example, you can have a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and still attend law school. After receiving a bachelor’s degree, you must take the entrance exam to get into law school.

After taking the entrance exam, you can begin law school and then upon graduation, you must take the BAR exam. The best way to become an expert on the laws in the area of driving under the influence of alcohol is to work as a prosecutor.

As a prosecutor, you get to work with police officers on a daily basis and you are able to handle hundreds, if not thousands, of cases. Every case is different and can bring different factual and legal issues in regards to DUI law. As a prosecutor, you will typically have a large caseload and will go up against all different types of attorneys with vastly different experiences and levels of expertise.

A prosecutor needs to learn all aspects of the law in order to learn how to build a case and how to prove someone guilty of the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol. I began my legal career working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in 2014. Through my years of experience, I handled countless numbers cases with various legal issues in regard to DUI cases.

Thought my years as a prosecutor I worked with all different types of police officers and learned all about their levels of expertise and the general procedures that a police officer is required to follow during a DUI investigation.

As a prosecutor, I have done hundreds of trials and motions for DUI cases. I learned exactly what a police officer can do and exactly what a police officer cannot do. I had the opportunity to learn all about the intricate rules and laws that play a crucial role in every DUI case.

The most important factor in learning how to become a successful DUI lawyer is to follow up with all of the laws and to learn how to effectively cross-examine a police officer. I have had the opportunity to cross-examine hundreds of witnesses.

Throughout my years as a prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, I learned how to present evidence to a judge and jury. Former prosecutors can have an advantage because they are able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case because they are exposed to a large volume of cases on a daily basis.

A prosecutor will spend most of their day in court working on cases. As a former prosecutor, it was not uncommon for me to be in court for up to 8 or 9 hours a day dealing with hundreds of cases in that one day. I have had the rare opportunity to acquire a vast amount of knowledge in the laws and procedures for all types of DUI cases.