Being accused of a violent offense, especially if it is a major felony, can mean that your entire future is in the hands of the court system. With all that is at stake -- from your reputation to your freedom -- it is crucial that you take the situation seriously and fully consider your legal options.
Every person should be aware that they have the right to speak with an attorney after they have been arrested for a criminal act. In fact, it is required that police officers inform people of this right when they are reading a suspect his or her Miranda rights. Having legal representation can be crucial in protecting you from facing the justice system alone.
Without the help of an attorney, people can be up against prosecutors with extraordinary amounts of resources, experience and legal knowledge, and find themselves at a great disadvantage.
Violent crimes in particular can warrant massive prosecutorial efforts because there is typically someone who has been assaulted, injured or killed and the need to seek justice can be immense. If you are in this situation, you need an ally who can work to protect your rights and level the legal playing field.
Our law firm understands the importance of protecting people from facing overly harsh penalties or wrongful convictions. We know that a strong defense requires great attention to detail in regards to scrutinizing police procedure, collecting or challenging evidence, calling into question witness statements and raising doubts about the alleged events or a defendant's involvement.
Whether you have been accused of rape, assault, armed robbery or other type of violent crime in Illinois, you need to understand that you are in a potentially ruinous situation. Thankfully, you do not have to go through it alone or unprotected. Our criminal defense law firm is well-positioned to help people facing serious state and federal felonies; more information on our background can be found by visiting our website.