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Understand the Criminal Process

If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of crime, you need to do everything you can to defend yourself and protect your rights. It is important to remember that even if law enforcement agents are simply "questioning" you to obtain information, you may be suspected of a crime. If you even have the slightest feeling that you are under police suspicion, please protect yourself and take the time to involve a Chicago criminal defense lawyer at Fagan, Fagan & Davis. Our attorneys are well-versed in criminal law and they have over 100 years of combined legal experience. They will bring every year of that experience into play for your benefit and in the defense of your legal rights.

What to do if you have been arrested for a crime:

Do not discuss the situation with law enforcement agents without speaking with an attorney. This point cannot be stressed enough. It does not matter how emotional you are or how upsetting the situation is, you must do everything you can to help ensure that you do not accidentally create a problem for yourself in the future. Police officers are trained to get suspects to admit to their crimes and just because you believe you are innocent will not make the police think so. Do not ever believe that you will be able to "talk" your way out of a criminal charge or an arrest. Your best plan of action would be to contact a defense attorney immediately.

Consequences of Conviction

With the assistance of our firm's skilled and aggressive criminal defense team, you could greatly increase your chances of receiving a reduced sentence, reduced charges, "not guilty" verdict or even a dismissal of your case altogether. If you choose to leave your case in the hands of inexperience or chance, the consequences you face could be dire, including:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Loss or suspension of license
  • Court-ordered counseling
  • Sex offender registration

Your freedom and rights are so very vital to protect. You need to do what you can to enhance your chances of success in your criminal case. Contact a Chicago criminal attorney from Fagan, Fagan & Davis today to discuss your charges and defense options!

Where do we appear in court?

We regularly appear for Illinois Criminal defense, DUI defense and Traffic violations throughout the Chicago area including Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will county courts, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Waukegan, Wheaton, Naperville, Elgin, St. Charles and more.