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Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a frightening and stressful time. Our legal system says you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, defendants in criminal cases are often treated just the opposite. You need Chicago criminal defense attorney to be your voice and advocate in court to help you fight to maintain your freedom.

The police and prosecution use the full weight and resources of the government when prosecuting a case. My job is to stand between you and them. Choose a Chicago criminal defense attorney who will give you fierce representation and honest advice.

I handle a wide array of misdemeanors and felonies in state and federal court. Some of the cases I handle include:

  • Drug Possession
  • Weapon Possession
  • City of Chicago Municipal Ordinance Violations
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Assault and Battery
  • Theft
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • DUI
  • Traffic Violations

Contact me so that we can discuss your case.

The Criminal Court Case Process

State Court Felony Cases

a. Pre Arrest/The Investigation

The police just want to talk to you

  1. “We just want to clear a few things up."
  2. “If your innocent and have nothing to hide, you should agree to talk to us.”
  3. “Things will be better, and it will go a lot easier on you, if you answer a few questions.”
  4. “You will help yourself if you just talk to us.”
  5. “We already have a witness who have told us you did it, so you might as well tell us what happened.”

b. Arrest

c. Bond Court

  1. A judge decides whether or not a defendant will be able to pay a bond and be released while he or she awaits trial.

d. Charging Process

  1. The state formally charges a defendant by either obtaining an indictment from a grand jury or obtaining a finding of probable.

e. Arraignment

  1. The first step in the criminal trial process. At the arraignment, a defendant appears with his or her attorney in court, receives a copy of the charge, acknowledges receipt, routinely waives formal reading of the charge, and enters a plea.

f. Pre-Trial Discovery & Motions

  1. The prosecution discloses their evidence against the accused and we begin to build our defense in preparation of trial.

g. Trial or Plea Bargaining

You need a lawyer protecting your rights at every stage of the process. Contact me so that I can get to work on your case.