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Chicago Criminal Attorneys – Criminal Defense Lawyers Chicago

If you have been charged with a crime, you need the guidance of an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Our law firm believes that the attorney-client relationship is a partnership. We value your input in your case and we take time to carefully explain every phase of the case to you so that there are no unpleasant surprises during the process. In contrast to many other firms, we welcome your questions and encourage you to address any concerns you may have during your case. We are here to help you throughout one of the most difficult times in your life. With our experienced attorneys by your side, you will have every possible defense explored in your case.

Cases we handle

We have represented numerous clients in the greater Chicago area in a variety of criminal claims. We carefully study the details of each claim to point out its weaknesses, and we have successfully obtained reductions or dismissals in many of our cases. If charges do go forward, with our knowledge of the criminal justice system, you will have the tools that you need to decide if you should go to trial or plead guilty to a charge.

Driving under the influence

Driving under the influence charges may have a devastating impact on the accused. Losing a license can result in the loss of employment, for example. Our attorneys know that there are legitimate defenses available in DUI claims. We have obtained favorable results in DUI and extreme DUI claims.

Theft crimes

Theft crimes include robbery, forgery, burglary, home invasion, the possession of stolen items, and other similar charges. Many of these charges are felonies that can result in several years of prison time. Theft charges require the prosecutor to prove that you had the specific intent to commit the crime. Our attorneys vehemently defend our clients against theft charges.

Sex crimes

Sex crimes carry a stigma that follows the accused for the rest of his or her life. Sex crimes are, without a doubt, one of the most devastating charges to end up on a criminal record. Even misdemeanor charges may require a defendant to register as a sex offender for several years. Our attorneys have represented clients in numerous sex crime cases, including criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault, and criminal sexual abuse.

Sex crimes are often a “he said/she said” battle. Our attorneys will force the prosecutors to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law if it is necessary to defend your rights.

Violent crimes

Our criminal defense attorneys have prevailed in a number of violent crime cases, including murder, robbery, rape, aggravated assault, and other related offenses. The majority of violent crime charges are felonies, meaning that you may face at least a year in prison if you are convicted. However, there are multiple defenses available for many violent crime charges, and our attorneys will pursue those defenses aggressively.

Probation violations

A probation violation may result in a serious prison sentence, depending on the circumstances of the violation and the nature of your original criminal charge. In many instances, probation violations are beyond your control. Our criminal defense attorneys will make sure that sound arguments are presented in your case.

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