AC hired our office last February because he had recently become aware of an active warrant for his arrest. He wasn’t sure why a warrant had been issued. We researched the issue for him and learned it was for an old Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol violation.
AC didn’t remember ever being arrested for DUI. Nevertheless, we attacked the case in the usual manner. AC was allowed by the Judge to remain on bail during our preparations. We almost immediately learned that the arresting officer had retired from the Chicago Police Department.
We demanded a trial immediately. The State’s attorney had to dismiss the case due to its age and the logistics problem related to the retired officer. This was another example of how intimate knowledge of local rules and procedure can really pay off. CASE DISMISSED. ARREST WARRANT QUASHED AND RECALLED.