This Chicago DUI attorney is a proud member of the National College of DUI Defense.
Last week, a member reported on a change to the rights of the accused in Arizona.
That state has decided that no longer does a person accused of a DUI have a right to a jury trial. Yes, they can go to trial.
As shocking as it may seem, there are other states that don’t permit a jury trial for a first time DUI charge.
In Illinois, you are guaranteed the right to a jury. Yes, I heard you breathe a sigh of relief.
Here's the kicker, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law, although she received a professional courtesy for her own DUI.
*** New law goes into effect January, 2012