Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyer/DUI Defense Attorney Indiana

The MacNeil Firm Ltd.
20527 South LaGrange Rd.
Frankfort, IL 60423
Tel: (708) 218-0947

Have you been arrested for a crime in Lake County, Indiana, or facing a DUI charge in Lake County, IN? Many people fail to understand that a criminal charge can easily turn into a conviction if the right approach is not taken. Having a criminal conviction on your record can be a hurdle in getting a better job. You may even have to face hindrances in pursuing higher education, travelling or landing a decent job. Defending your case is of utmost importance because once you are convicted, the conviction will stay on your record for a long time.

Areas We Serve In Lake County, Indiana

The DUI and criminal defense attorneys at The MacNeil Firm Ltd serve areas all over Lake County, Indiana, including Cedar Lake, Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Gary, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Leroy, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, Saint John, Schererville, Schneider, Shelby and Whiting. Call now for a Free Case Evaluation at [number type=”1″] or [number type=”2″].

Our Practice Areas

We have been providing criminal defense and DUI defense services in Lake County, Indiana, for many decades. Whether you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Lake County, IN, a DUI defense attorney or a CDL DUI defense lawyer, we can help with your case. We can also defend sex crimes, or crimes involving concealed carry cases. If you are facing charges for an internet or sex offense, or are being charged with solicitation of a minor, child pornography or a white collar crime in Lake County, Indiana, we can defend your case. We also provide qualified representation in aggravated DUI cases. Give us a call today at [number type=”1″] or [number type=”2″] for a Free Case Evaluation.

DUI: The Three Letters That Could Ruin Your Life

Game day, at last! Sunday is here and the guys are over for a big day of watching football. The nachos were a hit, so were the pizza rolls, and the 3rd batch of wings is on its way. Your team is up by 14 heading into the half and you’re feeling pretty good. But wait, you’re out of beer. No problem, there’s a store just a mile down the road; you can be there and back in a flash. It’s a common scenario that many Americans have surely faced. It’s hard to know how much your guests are going to eat or drink, and sometimes you get it wrong. But is it worth risking your safety, the safety of others, your finances, your future, your reputation even? Absolutely not, yet, in the moment, when the good times are flowing, people make poor judgments. “It’s only a few blocks away.” “I’ve only had a couple.” “I’ve never seen a cop on that road before, I’ll chance it.” The excuses are many, but when you’re roadside with a patrol officer in your face, or she or he is giving you a field sobriety test, the second half of that game you’re missing will be the LEAST of your worries. In a moment, a great day has turned into the worst day of your year, possibly decade. You’re going to need a skilled DUI defense attorney in Lake County, IL.

You just got dumped. You thought everything was fine and then, out of the blue, she dumps you, over the phone even. Life is hard. You go for a drive to clear your head and end up on a barstool, telling your story to Kellie, the bartender, because she’s a good listener. An hour turns into two and before you know it, it’s closing time. You check your phone and realize that you’ve got to be at work in just 8 hours. You need to get to bed immediately, and that Uber you called isn’t showing up. You decide to risk it, and drive home. I mean, after all, it’s just twenty blocks. Bad idea, right? It’s easy to assess that this is a bad idea as we read the scenario on a page, but in the moment, well, sometimes we make the wrong decisions.

Driving while impaired, even slightly, is always the wrong decision. But as grave a mistake as it was, you did it, and now you’re looking at a DUI charge and a complete upheaval of your life as you knew it. You’re going to need a skilled Lake County, IL DUI defense attorney.

Those are just two of the millions of possible scenarios that could turn a good day into an awful one. At The MacNeil Firm Ltd, we understand that sometimes people make mistakes, even really bad ones, and the majority of people who do, they regret them. Our job is to help you pick up the pieces afterward. We’ll be on your side from the minute you step into our office for that very first consultation. We’ll listen to your side of the story, and really hear you, and then we’ll help you make the critical decisions that will impact the next phase of your life.

After we gather all the facts of your case, we’ll begin our own investigation to see if what we find lines up with what the police and prosecution have declared. We’ll interview all witnesses and assess what could be helpful and what could be damaging. And we’ll dig into any hostile witnesses’ backgrounds to find out what makes them tick, and if they are credible or if they have any motivating reasons to testify against you. When we find anything, which often we do, we will either petition the court to bar their testimony, or prepare a strategy to refute everything they say in court, essentially destroying their every word against you. We’ll interview police personnel and match their reports against their potential testimony and look for holes in their stories. We’ll meticulously comb through the events that led to your arrest and look for police procedure errors or violations of your rights and seek to have your case dismissed on those grounds. And from there we’ll keep digging, never stopping, always working, until we have built the best defense possible.

We are your DUI defense attorney in Lake County, IL. Those three little letters, DUI, don’t have to ruin your life, so call us today and let us get to work fighting for you.