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Cook County DUI

A night out in Cook County may lead to one drink too many. Before you realize your Blood Alcohol Content is over the legal limit, you may find yourself in handcuffs sitting in the back of a police car. A criminal record can permanently impact your future.

After a Cook County DUI arrest, the most important call you can make is to an experienced defense attorney. The team of DUI defense attorneys at Dolci & Weiland are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome in your case.

Cook County Police Stations

If a law enforcement officer in Cook County suspects that you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be arrested and transported to a police station for a breath test, or to a hospital for a blood test if you are injured in an accident. The location you are transported to depends on the arresting agency. Local law enforcement agencies include:

Illinois State Police

9511 Harrison Street

Des Plaines, IL 60016

(847) 294-4400

Cook County Sheriff's Office

50 W. Washington
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 603-6444

Chicago Police Department

Headquarters Building
3510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

(312) 746-6000

Burr Ridge Police Department

7700 County Line Road

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

(630) 323-8181

Glenwood Police Department

1 Asselborn Way

Glenwood, IL 60425

(708) 753-2420

Hickory Hills Police Department

8800 W 87th Street

Hickory Hills, IL 60457

(708) 598-4900

Markham City Police Department

16313 Kedzie Avenue

Markham, IL 60428

(708) 331-2171

Melrose Park Police Department

1 N 19th Avenue

Melrose Park, IL 60160

(708) 344-8409

McCook Police Department

5000 Glencoe Street # 2

McCook, IL 60525

(708) 447-1234

Olympia Fields Police Department

20040 Governors Drive # 2

Olympia Fields, IL 60461

(708) 503-8100

Richton Park Police Department

4455 Sauk Trail

Richton Park, IL 60471

(708) 481-8911

Riverside Police Department

31 Riverside Road

Riverside, IL 60546

(708) 447-2127

Stickney Police Department

6533 W Pershing Road

Stickney, IL 60402

(708) 788-2131

Willow Springs Police Department

8255 Willow Springs Road

Willow Springs, IL 60480

(708) 839-2732

Cook County Courthouses

DUI is a Class A misdemeanor. The Municipal Department of the Circuit Court of Cook County hears all non-felony traffic cases, including DUI. The Court is divided into six municipal districts, and your case will be assigned to a location based on where your DUI arrest occurred. You will be assigned to the same courthouse and room for every hearing in your case, but a different judge may preside.

You must appear at every hearing unless the judge grants you specific permission not to appear. This only occurs in limited cases. Additionally, you need the judge's permission to leave the state while your case is pending.

Municipal District Courts in Cook County are located at:

First Municipal District

Traffic Section
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 603-2600

DUI hearings held at 9:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.

Second Municipal District

Skokie Courthouse
5600 Old Orchard Road
Office of the Presiding Judge - Suite 219
Skokie, Illinois 60077 
(847) 470-7200

DUI hearings held at 9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 1:30 P.M. 

Third Municipal District

Rolling Meadows Courthouse
2121 Euclid Avenue
Office of the Presiding Judge - Suite 205L
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008 
(847) 818-2286

DUI hearings held at 9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 1:30 P.M.

Fourth Municipal District

Maywood Courthouse 
Office of the Presiding Judge Ste. 131
1500 Maybrook Drive 
Maywood, Illinois 60153

(708) 865-6060

DUI hearings held at 9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 1:30 P.M.

Fifth Municipal District

Bridgeview Courthouse
10220 S. 76th Avenue
Room 205L
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455

(708) 974-6288

DUI hearings held at 9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 1:30 P.M.

Sixth Municipal District

Markham Courthouse
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Office of the Presiding Judge, 2nd Fl.
Markham, Illinois 60428 
(708) 232-4170

DUI hearings held at 9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 1:30 P.M.

Court Appearances

In Cook County, every law enforcement officer has a "key date" schedule. These are the dates when they are assigned to appear in court, usually a few weeks in every calendar year. Your first appearance will be set on the arresting officer's key date, and your additional hearings will probably be on their key dates as well.

The number of hearings you must attend before your trial depends on the specific details of your case and the motions that your attorney files. Many defendants have three or four hearings before their trial, but your case may have more or fewer.

The length of time from arrest to trial varies for each case. Some cases are completed in less than a year, and some take much longer.

In most cases, your attorney will receive the prosecution's Discovery. This is their evidence against you, and it may include copies of the tickets issued to you; video of the traffic stop and your arrest; police reports; and your breath or blood test results.

If you took a breath test on the road, this was a Portable Breath Test (PBT) and those results are not admissible as evidence in court. The only breath test that is admissible is the one you took at the police station. If you submitted to a blood test, results may take three or four months to return from the crime lab.

Have You Been Charged With a DUI in Cook County? Contact an Attorney at Dolci & Weiland Today

Considering how damaging a DUI conviction in Cook County can be to your future, including your ability to pursue higher education and maintain gainful employment, wouldn't it be better to avoid a conviction altogether?

You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows all the nuances of Illinois law. We will use the law to your advantage to fight for reduced punishments or a dismissal of charges. You do not have to face criminal charges alone when you have an attorney from Dolci & Weiland defending your future.

To speak with a member of our legal team, fill out our online case evaluation form or call the office nearest to you today. You can reach out DuPage office at (630) 261-9098, or our downtown Chicago at (312) 238-9007.