There are many defense methods you can use to win an Illinois DUI case or to get your penalties and fines reduced. A good defense should seek to protect your license, your job as well as your driving record.
It would help if you convinced the court that you were driving poorly and not under the influence of alcohol. Kane County prosecutors have the task of proving your driving pattern was consistent with the driving of a person under the influence.
You should seek to debunk this theory. It would be best if you also elicited testimony from the arresting officer that driving violations are not a preserve of people under the influence. He should argue that most of the violations are committed by sober drivers as well. You will also remind the court that the driving pattern cannot get used reliably as a predictor of DUI.
The method used to prove that you are intoxicated can get challenged. They rely on your physical appearance to determine that indeed you were intoxicated while driving.
The prosecutor will use your physical appearances, such as red, watery eyes, flushed face, slurred speech, and a strong odor of alcohol on your breathing. These signs and symptoms get listed on the DUI arrest form, commonly referred to as FORM 5.2.5. It is the form used by local law enforcers when processing DUI arrests.
You can defend yourself against the use of the mentioned physical symptoms as evidence of driving under the influence by giving an elaborate explanation to the cause of the mentioned signs.