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David J. Winer

David J. Winer

Law Office of Winer & Winer
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets
  • Illinois
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David Winer and the Law Office of Winer & Winer have been a presence in LAKE COUNTY for over 30 years specializing in DUI/Traffic & Criminal Ddefense and Secretary of State hearings.

It is critical to hire a local lawyer with intimate knowledge of the legal environment. David Winer has been very active as a member of the Criminal/Traffic Law committee and Chairman of the Lake County Lawyer Referral Service and a past member the Editorial Board & Contributing Author of the Lake County Docket and Chairman of the Juvenile Law Committee.

Several times DAvid has been chosen to lecture and teach other lawyers about Secretary of State Hearings, DUI and Traffic Law through Continuing Legal Education seminars at the Lake County Criminal Law Seminar, Probation Dept, College of Lake County and WCBR & NVC Radio. David has also published highly regarded legal articles concerning criminal, traffic & Secretary of State law.

With over 30 years experience, David has a highly respected reputation where relationships are critical. Respect is not given but earned by hard work and success. He is a tireless and strategic advocate while many lawyers make a quick deal and plead their clients guilty, David looks carefully at every angle to decide his clients best interests, either a trial or positive plea deal.

David focuses only on DUI/Traffic, Criminal and Divers License reinstatement because he strives to be the best in those specific areas. To remain focused and provide outstanding service David keeps up to date with all the changing laws. David's experience & knowledge is what sets him apart. His satisfied clients are a testament to his dedication and success in his specific areas of law

Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (1988) | JD-Law
Honors: Dean's Honor List, Student President of Decalogue Law Society, International Law Society Moot Court Team, Illinois Appellate Defender Trial Advocacy Team
Activities: Student President of Decalogue Law Society, International Law Society Moot Court Team, Illinois Appellate Defender Trial Advocacy Team
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University of Iowa
B.A. (1983) | Criminology
Honors: Deans Honor Roll
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Winer & Winer
- Current
BAR ADMISSIONS Illinois State Bar,US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit LEGAL EXPERIENCE -Law Offices of Winer & Winer, 1993 to present Law firm concentrating in litigation of Secretary of State hearings, criminal, DUI and traffic defense. -South Africa: 1992 to 1993 -Legal Resources Centre, Pretoria, Legal consultant to Human Rights law office -University of Pretoria School of Law, Guest lecturer on Comparative criminal law -South African Public Defender, -Senior Assistant Public Defender, Lake County, Illinois representing -States Attorney Office, Cook County, Illinois Legal Intern in felony trial division: -Legal Aid Clinic, IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law -Coralville Police Department, Coralville, Iowa Intern with Patrol Division EDUCATION Legal IIT/Chicago Kent School of Law, Juris Doctor: May 1988 Tel Aviv School of Law, 1987 Courses: Comparative Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure International Legal Aspects of the Middle East Academic Honors and Activities - Student President, Decalogue Law Society - International Law Society Moot Court Team - Trial Advocacy team member, Illinois Appellate Defender - Deans Honors List Undergraduate University of Iowa, Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1983 Major: Sociology/Criminology, Deans Honors List LEGAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS (Present and Past) -Chairman of LCBA Lawyer Referral Service -Member of Criminal and Juvenile Law Committees in Lake County -Certified Civil Arbitration Panelist in Cook and Lake County -Leadership Committee, Campaign for Prairie State Legal Services -Editorial Board of The Docket, the Lake County Bar Association legal magazine -Chairman of the Lake County Juvenile Law Committee -Membership: -Lake County Bar Association -Illinois State Bar Association -International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists -Justinian Society of Italian Lawyers -Jefferson Inns of Court AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES The Docket, Lake County Bar Association monthly Legal Publication -Informal Hearings before the Secretary of State, April 2010 -License Reinstatement Formal Hearings before the Secretary of State 2009 -In Shanes Own Words, 2006 -Israel, Legal Frontline on the War on Terror -Effect of Drug Convictions on College Financial Aid 2003 -The Mission that Almost Failed 2001 -Suspended Licenses and Traffic Tickets, The Basics 2000 -Criminal Law Conference in Las Vegas 2000 -An Independence Day Law Message 2000 -Criminal/Juvenile Committee Scores Another Success 1998 -Reflections on Law Day 1997 -Profiles in Lawyering, Harold H. Winer 1996 -Profiles in Lawyering, Charlie Wilson 1995 -Reflections on the South African Public Defender Office 1993 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: S. Africa Public Defender System has Uncertain Future1994 Semana Newspaper: Driving with a Suspended License and Without Insurance 1996 American Bar Association Law-Education Journal, Any Hope of Equal Justice? 1994 PRESENTATIONS/ APPEARANCES Lake County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, SOS Hearings 2009 Lake County Criminal Law Seminar: Lecturer on Secretary of State Hearing (2008) WCBR Radio Talk Show, Legal Line, (92.7FM) special guest on talk show, 1994 & 1995 Fox Lake Rotary Club, guest speaker on the state of Criminal Law in America, 1996 & 1998 College of Lake County and Columbia College of Missouri, guest lecturer on criminal law Vernon Hills Police Department, Citizens Police Academy, guest speaker, 1996 to present
Attorney Consultant
Legal Resources Center
Senior Trial Attorney
Lake County Public Defender
Articles & Publications
Undocumented Residents: Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL) and Cases of Fraud with the Secretary of State
The Docket- Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
2016, Significant Changes to DUI and Secretary of State Law
The Docket, Law Magazine
Illinois Residents with an Out-of-State DUI Arrest
The Docket, Law Magazine
Out Of State Petitioner Secretary of State Hearing
The Docket,
Collateral Consequences of a Crimnal Convictionn
The Docket, Law Magazine
Informal Hearings before the Secretary of State for Driver's Licenses
The Docket, Law Magazine
Methods to Vacate A Prior Traffic Conviction
The Docket, Law Magazine
Formal Hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State for Driving Privileges
The Docket, Law Magazine
Criminal Law Conference
The Docket, Law Magazine
Effect of a Drug Offense Conviction on College Financial Aid
The Docket, Law Magazine
Minor Traffic Tickets and Suspended Licenses the Basics
The Docket, Law Magazine
Profiles in Lawyering, Harold Winer
The Docket,
Speaking Engagements
Update of the Law of Secretary of State Hearings for Drivers Licenses, Lake County Bar Association Lawyer Seminar
DUI, Traffic and Secretary of State Hearings., Annual Criminal, DUI & Traffic Law Seminar
Lake County Bar Association
Guest Speaker, NVC Radio Show on Criminal, Traffic and Secretary of State Law, NVC Radio Program, Northbrook, IL
NVC Radio Show
Traffic-Criminal and Secretary of State Law Update, Lake County Criminal Law Conference, Waukegan, IL
Lake County Bar Association
The Current Law Regarding DUI, Traffic and Secretary of State Hearings., Lake County Probation Department Meeting, Waukegan, IL
Lake County Probation Department
Criminal and Secretary of State Law, Trials and Hearings, Lake County Criminal and Traffic Law Conference, Waukegan, IL
Lake County Bar Association
Continuing Legal Education Presenter
Bar Association
Chairman, LCBA Lawyer Referral Service
Lake County Bar Associaiton
As a long term member of the Lake County Bar Association I was chosen to be the Chairman of the Lawyer Referral Service for the entire county
Lecturer for Continuing Legal Education at Criminal, DUI/Traffic Law Seminar
Lake County Bar Association
Have lectured for several years to attorneys at the Continuing Legal Education Criminal, DUI/Traffic Law Seminar for the Lake County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Lake County Bar Association
License Reinstatement Committee
- Current
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Illinois Bar Association
Active Member
- Current
Activities: Criminal and Traffic Law Committee
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Lake County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Committee
- Current
Activities: Standing Chairman of Committee
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Lake County Bar Associaiton
Active Member
- Current
Activities: Criminal and traffic Law Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Additional Practice Area
  • Drivers License Reinstatement
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. 16, got a speeding ticket for 30 above. First offense, chances of suspension in IL?
A: This is considered a "criminal" charge as Class B Misdemeanor. You should hire a local lawyer.
Q. I recieved a ticket last night going 85 in a 55 with 3 friends in the car and I’m only 16 what would most likely happen
A: You are charged with a Class B misdemeanor. Especially with too many passengers I would hire attorney in that area where the courthouse is located. Be careful, because if this is handled incorrectly it may be put on your permanent record and possibly lead to a future suspension.
Q. I was ticketed in Indiana for passing a school bus, and now IL wants my license for 3 months...
A: A Formal Hearing will also take too long to get the results . You need to hire an attorney in Indiana ASAP to petition the court to reopen the case. Hopefully, once the prosecutor learns of the severe consequences he will be willing to change/amended to another violation that does not cause in Illinois suspension. If that happens it will be reported to Illinois and the suspension will be removed.
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