Illinois DUI Attorney

Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI)


A Conviction for DUI has a much greater impact than many people realize. Simply being pulled over and either refusing or failing a breathalyzer can result in a suspension of your driving privileges. A conviction for that DUI arrest will result in your Driver’s License being revoked for a very long period of time. While the Secretary of State will calculate an eligibility date for that revocation, the actual revocation period is indefinite or until you do everything that the Secretary of State requires.

If your Driver’s License or driving privileges are or might soon be revoked or suspended, call us now.

Michael R. Johnson and his team of lawyers have the knowledge and experience to defend you in court and at Secretary of State Hearings.

The law team at Michael R. Johnson & Associates understands just how serious a DUI arrest is and the impact it will have on you and your family. The stress and embarrassment of a DUI arrest can be overwhelming. We promise to give you the benefit of our experience and expertise while fighting your case and protecting your rights.

Illinois DUI Attorney                      

If you have been arrested in Illinois for DWI or DUI, it is important that you take quick and proper actions to protect yourself from the repercussions of a criminal conviction. Finding an Illinois DUI attorney that understands the law is your best defense against escalating charges. 

Michael R. Johnson’s deep understanding of DUI laws and the Secretary of State Administrative Hearing process has evolved over many years of experience as a Hearing Officer and Prosecutor for the Secretary of State.  Michael has been on the defense side of this process for 20 years and knows all of the ins-and-outs of protecting your driving privileges.

Top  Secretary of State Representation and DUI Lawyer

Michael has successfully represented thousands and thousands of Petitioners at Secretary of State Administrative Hearings.  As a former prosecutor and Hearing Officer for the Secretary of State, Michael thoroughly understands the hearing process, knows the various nuances of the system, and will make sure you know exactly what is happening with your case.  He’s not your typical lawyer.  Michael knows the system and knows what is required to make sure you are successful in the hearing process.

Your initial consultation is free and confidential.  Get the best representation for your case from the best team in Illinois and move the balance of the Scales of Justice in your favor.


Consult an Illinois DUI Defense Lawyer                         

Michael and his team of lawyers will handle the entire case from beginning to end. Initially, we will represent you in court and insure that the government has not made mistakes that could actually benefit your case. These include:

  •  Illegal detention or arrest
  • Collecting blood improperly
  • Not following proper procedures for sample collection
  • Lack of evidence
  • No evidence of impairment
  • Violating the Miranda Rights of the accused
  • Field sobriety evidence



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Call us now at 312-273-5993!



Driving under the influence of drugs

It is not only alcohol that impairs your driving ability. Drugs, whether they are illegal or prescription, can do the same. When you are driving under the influence of drugs, the chances are you do not drive like someone who is sober. A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs, whether legal, prescribed, or illegal, will result n the revocation of your driving privileges. This is why you need to enure you have the services of an attorney who practices exclusively in this field and will give you the best representation possible.

The penalties imposed for driving under the influence of drugs differs depending on where you were caught. This is why you need to ensure you have the services of an attorney who specializes in this field and who gives you the best representation possible.


DUI charges are serious. You need serious results.                        

DWIs are serious criminal charges. They can impose a heavy burden on your job, financial situation and your future. Our team is committed to fighting your DUI charge so that you can resume a normal life as soon as possible.

The possible alternatives are:  extensive drug or alcohol treatment, dramatically higher insurance rates, high monetary fines, community service, jail time and loss of your Driver’s License.


Get the best representation 

Michael R. Johnson brings his years of experience as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General and Secretary of State Legal Adviser, Prosecutor and Hearing Officer to every case he handles.  Michael has a proven track record.  Don’t just take our word.  Check around.  Ask questions and make sure that you are getting the best representation possible.  The answer to your questions can be found with the office of Michael R. Johnson.

Michael has represented thousands of individuals in Formal and Informal Hearings in Chicago, Springfield, Joliet, Mt. Vernon and numerous other Secretary of State locations.



The attorneys at Michael R. Johnson & Associates know the laws of Illinois and all the loopholes, ensuring your cases gets the best possible defense. Call us at 312-273-5993. The initial consultation is free. We know the law, rules and procedures. Take advantage of our knowledge and let us get you back on the road…legally.    

Call 312-273-5993 now for expert DUI legal representation!


You need a law team that works for you!

We handle every type of alcohol or drug related driving case: Zero Tolerance, Open Container, Illegal Transportation, Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Homicide, Possession. Call us now for a consultation which can be done in person or by phone. Regardless of your type of case, you have the right to be represented by someone who knows the laws, knows the system and knows what it takes to make sure you get the best possible results in court and at the Secretary of State.


Michael R. Johnson & Associates

17 North State Street, Suite 1700

Chicago, IL 60602



We are able to assist you throughout Illinois at any court or Secretary of State offices.  Call our DUI law office 24/7 from anywhere in Illinois including these towns and cities and nearby villages:

Cook County:  Chicago  Evanston  Arlington Heights  Schaumburg  Des Plaines  Cicero  Orland Park

DuPage County:  Naperville  Wheaton  Carol Stream  Downers Grove  Oak Brook  Elmhurst



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