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Regardless of the reason you find yourself in criminal or traffic court, you need an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive attorney on your side.
A charge of driving under the influence is a serious charge with several immediate consequences. Not only is it a criminal matter, but it also results in consequences with the Illinois Secretary of State and your driving privileges.
Our attorneys will discuss immediate action that must be taken to fight the suspension of your driving privileges and fight to avoid a conviction on your record. They will discuss your options with you and will explain exactly what they will do in your specific case to immediately begin working to fight the charges being brought against you in court and the actions the Secretary of State will take.
While it may seem like a traffic matter, a charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license is a misdemeanor and in some cases can be a felony. In some instances, they carry with them mandatory minimum sentences of community service or jail.
One of the most important questions you may have is why your license is suspended or revoked and what you can do to lift the suspension. Our attorneys will discuss with you what needs to be done in your specific case. They will then fight to get the best possible outcome in court for your charge. Certain court sentences can result in additional suspensions. You need an experienced attorney to help avoid those and aggressively fight for the best outcome.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling all types of misdemeanors and handling them on a regular and daily basis. These include cases of battery, domestic battery, retail theft, theft, trespass, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis, solicitation of sex acts, criminal damage to property and many other criminal misdemeanors. You have certain rights in each misdemeanor case. The State must prove you guilty beyond a reasonably doubt and you do not have to testify, if you so choose.
You have the right to confront the witnesses against you in court. That means, if the witnesses are not present for trial, our attorneys will fight to get your case dismissed. If they are present for trial, they will be cross-examined by your attorney. You have the right to use the subpoena powers of the Court and subpoena records and people through your attorney to build your defense. You have the option of going to trial or negotiating a good plea agreement. We will discuss the immediate specific steps that need to be taken to fight the charges in your particular case, the possible outcomes, the possible sentences and what trial strategy may be taken.
Criminal felonies are serious charges. If you are found guilty of a felony or plead guilty to a felony charge, the sentence of court supervision is not available. That means that a conviction could enter on your record and remain there permanently. Illinois law provides for certain relief for first time offenders in certain types of cases which could allow you to avoid a conviction and have the matter dismissed and expunged if certain terms are completed. However, you should know that you also have certain rights with respect to fighting the charges in felony cases. You have the right to have the State prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
That means that the burden is on the State to prove to the judge or jury that you are guilty of what they allege that you did. You also have certain rights with respect to receiving and reviewing the evidence and statements that the State intends to use against you at trial. Through your lawyer, you will be able to subpoena documents and people, if needed, to build a defense and fight the State’s charges. Instead of proceeding to trial, you may also negotiate with the State through your attorney to obtain a great deal. We will discuss your options with you, review the State’s offers with you and build a specific strategy to tackle your case immediately.
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