Facing a criminal offense in Illinois?
When faced with criminal or DUI charges, you need the most skilled and experienced Illinois criminal defenseÂ attorney possible on your case. Consequences of Criminal charges are often life-changing, with serious penalties upon conviction. Criminal prosecutors are aggressive, and have extensive financial and personnel resources at their disposal. Whether you face misdemeanor or felony criminal charges in Chicago and the surrounding areas or face a charge of DUI in Chicago or the suburbs, you need highly trained Illinois criminal lawyer on your side to protect your rights at all times, and aggressively defend you at every turn.
Why choose our Criminal Defense law firm?
We are dedicated to providing exceptional criminal defense in the greater Chicago area. With more than 100 years of combined legal experienced, we defend clients against even the toughest charges throughout Cook county, DuPage county and Lake county Illinois courts. Our defense is enhanced by our team approach, with each attorney in our law firm bringing his own unique insight, experience, and expert opinion to the table for your benefit, while one experienced criminal defense lawyer bears primary responsibility as the lead trial attorney in your case. We believe that working as a team of dedicated attorneys is the most effective to way to meet our client's objectives. We live to hear the words "not guilty", but with every case, we tailor our approach carefully to meet the needs of our clients. After all, in our office, your needs and objectives come first.
Examples of Misdemeanor and Felony Charges we have experience defending
Our law firm has years of trial court experience in Illinois defending clients against a vast array of misdemeanor and felony charges. These include DUI, Theft, drug crimes such as possession of a controlled substance or more serious accusations of possession with intent to deliver or drug trafficking, battery, domestic violence, retail theft or shoplifting, sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, burglary, armed robbery and more. We understand the shame and devastation that charges of something like an arrest for a Driving under the Influence of alcohol or a drug DUI can cause, and we are determined to help clients protect their futures.
Criminal charges can have devastating effects in so many ways. On an individual's personal and professional relationships, employment, reputation and standing in the community. A tenacious Chicago criminal defense attorney can make sure your voice is heard and protect the things you value most. Whether you have been accused of domestic violence, unlawful use of a weapon, a fraud or murder, you do have options available to challenge these charges in Illinois courts.
We also provide clients with misdemeanor defense for traffic ticket offenses, more complicated cases like prostitution or solicitation allegations. Our team has the scientific and forensic knowledge to effectively question the validity of breath and blood tests in DUI cases, and we will argue to have your charges and potential consequences lessened or dropped.
In the age of technology, white collar and internet crimes are on the rise, and we are ready to assist with these types of offenses as well. Law enforcement agencies vigorously pursue those they suspect to be guilty of modern crimes such as identity theft or embezzlement. However, a person's civil rights still protect against illegal search and seizure, and due process is often an important issue in such cases. We will examine all case evidence to find the flaws in the prosecution's claims and uphold your rights.
We are proud to provide our clients with powerful felony defense, whether you face a felony charge of public indecency or hate crimes. Some of the most serious cases we represent are those involving violent crimes, and our team uses intense preparation and unyielding advocacy to defend clients accused of manslaughter and murder. If convicted of these crimes, you could be sentenced to very harsh penalties, which is why you cannot take the chance of a public defender or feeble attorney. By involving a criminal lawyer from our firm, you can be confident that your case will receive the resolute representation of a forceful legal counselor.
Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
A conviction for virtually any criminal offense, whether classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, may have disastrous effects. Depending on the particular offense, a defendant may face imprisonment in a county or state correctional facility, heavy fines, restitution to the victim, probation, community service, driver's license suspension, court-ordered counseling, drug or alcohol treatment, sex offender registration, and possibly more. These penalties alone can result in financial ruin, an irreparably damaged reputation and years spent away from friends and family.
A defendant convicted of a criminal offense also faces a difficult future due to his or her criminal record. Finding and maintaining employment is a challenge, and a criminal record may also limit housing and financial opportunities, as well as interfere with basic civil rights such as the right to vote, own or legally possess a firearm, and even may require lifetime registration as a sex offender.
In view of these disastrous consequences, it is easy to see why a knowledgeable legal counselor is so important to the outcome of your case and your future. You must discuss your charges and concerns with a legal professional capable of an honest, no-nonsense assessment. You can find that help at Fagan, Fagan & Davis.
When do I need a Chicago criminal attorney?
Wondering when to involve an attorney in your situation? If you think you might need an attorney, you probably already do. Most people who contact our firm seeking legal advice need representation immediately. It does not matter whether you have already been arrested and/or charged with a criminal offense, your rights and freedom are in jeopardy from the moment you are accused of a crime and law enforcement becomes involved in any way. In some cases, it is even possible to head off the involvement of law enforcement. Although law enforcement may have simply contacted you to request an "interview" for "questioning", it is important to recognize that you are likely already a suspect. Exercise your right to remain silent and to consult a legal professional.
While it's best to get an Illinois criminal defense attorney involved immediately, a lawyer can help at any point in the criminal process to protect your Constitutional rights.
The prosecution has a lawyer right now. Shouldn't you?
Fagan, Fagan, & Davis is Chicago's premier criminal defense law firm. If you have been detained or arrested related to any criminal offense, whether a simple traffic ticket or a more serious misdemeanor or felony offense, an attorney from our firm can help you now. You can be confident that our attorneys have the skill and background you need to successfully resolve your case. We offer superior legal representation to our clients throughout the area, and our attorneys will do their utmost to obtain a not guilty, dismissal, or to negotiate the most lenient sentence possible in your case. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state of Illinois, and represent clients in courts in Cook County. DuPage County, and Lake County Illinois.
If you have been accused or charged with committing a crime, please don't put your rights and liberties at risk of being taken away. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is the first step you can take to protect your rights and fight for your freedom! At Fagan, Fagan & Davis, we can aggressively fight your charges and stand up to the powerful prosecutors looking to put you behind bars. As experienced professionals, we are fully committed to utilizing our knowledge, skill, and experience of Illinois criminal law to serve your best interest and help you avoid a conviction that could undoubtedly affect your life for many years to come. What are you waiting for? Retain powerful representation today!