Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Monday, December 26, 2016

What's Considered Violent Crime in Chicago? Answers From a Violent Crime Lawyer

If you’ve been accused of a violent crime in Chicago, Skokie, or Rolling Meadows, it may be a good idea to get in touch with an Illinois violent crime lawyer who can help you through the difficult court process.

What’s Considered a Violent Crime in Chicago?

According to the FBI, violent crime is an offense that involves force or the threat of force — but Illinois has its own definitions.

In Illinois, most violent crimes are felonies. Felony crimes can be punished by at least a year in prison. Some violent crimes under Illinois law include:

Do You Need a Violent Crime Lawyer?

For most people facing these types of charges, it makes sense to hire a violent crime lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to help them navigate the court system — and who can argue for them in court.

Because the penalties for a violent crime conviction are so harsh, you may decide that it’s in your best interest to hire an attorney, as well.

What Will Your Chicago Violent Crime Lawyer Do for You?

Your lawyer will gather the facts in your case. He’ll look at the evidence the prosecution has against you, and he’ll look for legal ways to cast doubt in the jury’s mind about your guilt.

Remember, you don’t have to prove that you’re innocent. Instead, the prosecution must convince the jury that you’re guilty. It’s your violent crime lawyer’s job to show the jury that the prosecutor could be wrong about you and about your case.

Your attorney will defend you against violent crime charges in court, and he’ll go to bat for you so that your side of the story can come out.

He’ll answer your questions and explain each legal proceeding along the way, too.

You don’t have to fight violent crime charges alone (or worse, accept them).

Talk to a Chicago Violent Crime Lawyer Today

If you’ve been accused of a violent crime, call us immediately at 847-920-4540 for a free violent crime defense consultation. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can begin to put together the defense that gets you the best possible outcome in court.

 



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