I recently posted here, about about Chicago Top DUI Cop Joe Parker's highly questionable DUI arrests. Today I came across a different kind of 'mistake' which has serious consequences for anyone arrested for DUI in Chicago. I was reviewing a client's driving abstract, with a very long driving background. I noticed many cases that had the disposition "judgment on bond forfeiture" (JBFX). I began to cross-check them and discovered these matters were not supposed to be a part of his driving record, rather these matters had been dismissed.
My heart was in my throat when I saw that this young man had spent a considerable amount of time in jail because the State's Attorney, and the court, relied on an official driving record that was chock-full of errors. All of the errors were against my client, none of the errors were to his benefit.
In the past I have seen approximately one error per year in all the countless abstracts I review. The errors I have found to date have been always been connected to a Chicago DUI that my client claimed not to have. That miniscule number of errors, while not acceptable, is at least understandable. The record I reviewed today is neither understandable nor acceptable.