Handling First Illinois DUI Case (2021 Edition)

Cosmo J. Tedone
Ronald E. Henson
Harold L. Wallin
Donald Ramsell
Cosmo J. Tedone | Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.
Ronald E. Henson | Beron Consulting
Harold L. Wallin | The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin
Donald Ramsell | Ramsell and Associates, LLC

On-Demand: November 18, 2021

Handling First Illinois DUI Case (2021 Edition)
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Program Summary

Session I - Client Interview: Information Gathering, Written Fee Agreement, DOL Hearing, and Ascertaining the Client’s Goal – Cosmo Tedone

An overview for the initial lawyer-client meeting. This CLE will be an informed, practical, and concise guide for the initial lawyer-client meeting; meetings which are an interview process between the client and the lawyer. Speaker will be dealing with specifics regarding DUI arrests.

Key Topics

  • Client Intake
  • The Interview Process
  • Closing the deal

Session II - The Basics of DUI Science: Foundation, Breath Tests, Blood Tests, When is Alcohol “In the System”? and “Standardized” Field Sobriety Tests – Ronald Henson

This presentation will provide a current examination of the foundation and issues associated with Breath and Blood test cases in criminal cases. This presentation will also address extrapolation and SFSTs.

Key Topics

  • Foundation issues for Breath and Blood testing
  • Breath testing issues
  • Blood testing issues
  • Extrapolation and use in Illinois criminal cases
  • SFST overview

Session III - Court Process: Arraignment, Discovery, Pre-trial Conferences, and Motions to Suppress – Harold Wallin

Topics included will be what discovery to request, how to do so, and what to look for; what is needed to get the best plea deal/sentence for your client; and issues to look for in reviewing your case to file a Motion to Suppress.

Key Topics

  • Discovery
  • Mitigation
  • Sentencing
  • Motion Practice

Session IV - The DUI Trial: Common DUI defenses, Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Direction Examination, Working with Experts, Cross Examination, and Arguments – Donald Ramsell

Learn the basics of how to try a DUI case from one of the top attorneys in the country. Areas will include direct and cross examination of police officers and lab analysts, common themes in DUI cases and the techniques that are used nationwide.

Key Topics

  • Common DUI defenses
  • Voir Dire
  • Opening Statement
  • Direction Examination
  • Working with Experts
  • Cross Examination
  • Arguments

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Date / Time: November 18, 2021

  • 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 3:30 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific

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Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Cosmo J. Tedone_Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C._myLawCLECosmo J. Tedone | Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C.

Cosmo J. Tedone was born on December 13, 1966, in Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Tedone is currently a Partner of the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C., and has been for the past 10 years. Before this, he was the Senior Associate with Chuck Bretz and Associates, P.C. for eight years. Mr. Tedone also has experience as an Assistant Will County Public Defender and private practice in the area of insurance defense and general civil litigation. He was involved with several appeals that resulted in three murder convictions being overturned in 2011.

With over 22 years of experience, Mr. Tedone’s current practice emphasizes Criminal Defense (DUI, Suspended Driver Licenses, Drugs, Domestic Battery, Homicide and Appeals), personal injury, and Secretary of State Hearings, representing a wide variety of clientele. He represents clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration, and administrative agencies. Mr. Tedone has many years of experience as a litigator trying over fifty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and motions.

Mr. Tedone graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (B.A. 1990) and Thomas Cooley School of Law (J.D. 1999-Cum Laude). He received several awards and accomplishments while in law school including a Certificate of Merit in Torts and Family Law, a finalist in the school’s moot court competition, and a member of the Law Review. He is admitted and qualified to practice in the States of Connecticut and Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Mr. Tedone is a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and a former member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers. He has numerous awards, including membership in the Nation’s Top One Percent, and has tried a significant amount of DUI’s as part of his Criminal Practice.

 

Ronald E. Henson_Beron Consulting_myLawCLERonald E. Henson | Beron Consulting

Ronald E. Henson, PhD is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Beron Consulting, with offices in Illinois and Florida. Dr. Henson is an independent drug and alcohol testing consultant, providing drug and alcohol testing evaluations, research, and expert testimony. He has been qualified as an expert in field sobriety testing, drug and alcohol testing, physiology, and pharmacology in criminal, civil, military and employment law cases across the United States. Dr. Henson has served as a police officer, police administrator, a police academy instructor supervising the alcohol testing program at the University of Illinois, a college professor at multiple institutions, and as a Dean of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. He has served on several advisory and research committees related to law enforcement and drug and alcohol testing using breath, blood, urine, saliva, hair, and field sobriety testing (for both drugs and alcohol). Clients have included fortune 500 companies, professional athletes (NBA & MLB), dignitaries, employee unions, and government entities.

 

Harold L. Wallin_The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin_myLawCLEHarold L. Wallin | The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin

Harold L. Wallin is a solo practitioner with an office in Chicago. His practice concentrates on DUI and criminal defense, Secretary of State reinstatement and civil litigation. He is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago and Washington University School of Law. He was licensed to practice in Illinois in 1994. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Lake County Commission of Ethics and as a Vice Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.

 

Donald Ramsell_Ramsell and Associates, LLC_myLawCLEDonald Ramsell | Ramsell and Associates, LLC

Donald Ramsell is the President and Dean of The National College for DUI Defense, the nation’s largest association of DUI lawyers with over 1, 400 members. Dan also has the proud distinction of having argued Illinois v. Lidster, a DUI/roadblock case, before the United States Supreme Court. Don has authored or co-authored several amicus briefs before the Supreme Court of the United States, including McNeely v. Missouri, Birchfield v. North Dakota and Mitchell v. Wisconsin. Additionally, Don was lead counsel in the landmark Illinois Supreme Court case that restricted the use of HGN as evidence in DUI cases. Don has appeared before the Illinois Supreme Court on five occasions involving DUI evidence, speedy trials, vehicle forfeiture laws and summary suspension laws.

Donald’s book, “Illinois DUI Law and Practice Guidebook” has been published annually by Thomson-Reuters since 2007. Don previously authored dozens of articles including NACDL’s The Champion, and his chapter entitled “Nystagmus Testing for Drugs and Alcohol” was published in the national 3-volume treatise, Intoxication Test Evidence. Don has also written chapters in the first and second volumes of the nationally released book series “Inside the Mind: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence”.

Agenda

Session I – Client Interview: Information Gathering, Written Fee Agreement, DOL Hearing, and Ascertaining the Client’s Goal | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

1. The Client Intake – how to make sure you are gathering the correct information without violating any client rights | 1:00pm – 1:12pm
2. The Interview – important questions to ask while gathering information | 1:12pm – 1:24pm
3. Closing the Deal – how to ascertain what the client wants v. what the client needs, and get them to sign on the dotted line | 1:24pm – 1:36pm
4. The Contract – information that you need to have the client sign to protect both your rights as the attorney, and their rights as the client | 1:36pm – 1:48pm
5. Quick review of the MDDP/SOS issues while the case pending | 1:48pm – 2:00pm

Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm

Session II – The Basics of DUI Science: Foundation, Breath Tests, Blood Tests, When is Alcohol “In the System”? and “Standardized” Field Sobriety Tests | 2:10pm – 3:10pm

1. Foundation issues for Breath and Blood testing | 2:10pm – 2:22pm
2. Breath testing issues | 2:22pm – 2:34pm
3. Blood testing issues | 2:34pm – 2:46pm
4. Extrapolation and use in Illinois criminal cases | 2:46pm – 2:58pm
5. SFST overview | 2:58pm – 3:10pm

Break | 3:10pm – 3:20pm

Session III – Court Process: Arraignment, Discovery, Pre-trial Conferences, and Motions to Suppress | 3:20pm – 4:20pm

1. The basics of DUI discovery | 3:20pm – 3:35pm
2. Pre-trial negotiations | 3:35pm – 3:50pm
3. Mitigation requests | 3:50pm – 4:05pm
4. Motions to Suppress | 4:05pm – 4:20pm

Break | 4:20pm – 4:30pm

Session IV – The DUI Trial: Common DUI defenses, Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Direction Examination, Working with Experts, Cross Examination, and Arguments | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

1. Common DUI defenses | 4:30pm – 4:40pm
2. Voir Dire | 4:40pm – 4:50pm
3. Opening Statement | 4:50pm – 5:00pm
4. Direction Examination Working with Experts | 5:00pm – 5:10pm
5. Cross Examination | 5:10pm – 5:20pm
6. Arguments | 5:20pm – 5:30pm