Violent crimes carry extremely serious consequences in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows and elsewhere in Illinois—and that’s why you need an extremely tough criminal defense lawyer on your side. If you’re convicted of a violent crime in Chicago or the suburbs, you’re facing steep fines and lengthy prison time.
What Are Violent Crimes in Chicago?
The term violent crime refers to a number of specific offenses, and most of them are considered felonies under Illinois law. Some of the most common examples of violent crimes that our firm defends against include:
- Domestic violence
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Sex offenses
- Home invasion
The consequences of a conviction are severe, and they’ll have a long-lasting (and often permanent) effect on your life. If you’re convicted of a felony, you’re facing time behind bars—and it will stay on your record, which could prevent you from getting a loan, finding a place to live, or even finding a job.
Why Call a Chicago Violent Crime Defense Lawyer?
For most people, innocent or guilty, it’s a mistake to talk to the police or investigators without consulting a violent crime defense lawyer. The police have one job, and that’s to “get the bad guy.” If they think you’re the bad guy, they can (and will) use anything you say or do to prove it… even if you’re innocent.
You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning, as well as the right to get case-specific legal advice from an attorney. You also have the right to have a lawyer represent you and speak on your behalf in court—and with the potential consequences so severe, it’s a good idea to choose a lawyer who has the experience and knowledge necessary to get you the best possible outcome.
Your violent crime defense lawyer will take the time to learn all about you and the criminal charges you’re facing during your initial consultation. He’ll also assess the strength of the evidence against you and advise you on all your available options.
Our firm has the ability to conduct a private investigation, contact witnesses, and obtain other useful evidence that helps your case.
Talk to a Violent Crime Defense Lawyer Now
You don’t have the luxury of time when you’ve been accused of a violent crime. You need to get in touch with a caring, committed lawyer who isn’t intimidated by police or prosecutors; one who’s actually a former Cook County Prosecutor himself.
Call Attorney Matt Fakhoury at 847-920-4540 for a free consultation with a violent crime defense lawyer right now. The sooner you call, the sooner we’ll be able to find the facts, explain your options, and develop a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome. We defend clients in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg.