Chicago, Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers
Aggressive Aurora, IL Criminal Law Attorneys
Katz Law Office, Ltd. is a respected law firm handling criminal law matters in the Chicago metro area. We work hard to protect our good name every day. Your name is one of the most important assets in the world and we are committed to safeguarding your legacy. Whether you are wrongly accused or need a fresh after making poor choices, we will support you every step of the way. Our attorneys are experienced litigators and negotiators who will relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf. We represent individuals who have been charged with DUI, drug crimes, sex crimes, and guns and weapon violations.
Additionally, if you are an immigrant living in the United States, a criminal conviction may trigger a deportation/removal action against you. In addition to providing criminal defense, we offer deportation defense and can handle your matter completely.
Criminal Defense Tips
Having a criminal record may impact future career opportunities, restrict travel, and even affect your right to own or handle a firearm. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, there are several actions you can take to improve your situation.
- Hire an Attorney – There is no substitute for having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Our attorneys will advise you on how to conduct yourself and provide sound legal counsel for your situation.
- Limit Communication – Do not make statements to anyone about your case because it can be used against you later. This includes law enforcement officials, and even family and friends. Any statements made should be in the presence of your lawyer, who is working to guard your interests.
- Do Not Admit Guilt – Do not, for any reason, admit guilt regarding the offense for which you are being charged. You may answer questions that involve your identity, but never make any confession. Talk to your attorney, first.
Providing Skilled Representation in Felony Cases
The Criminal Offenses chapter (720 ILCS 5/) in the Criminal Code of 2012 defines a felony as an "offense for which a sentence to death or to a term of imprisonment in a penitentiary for one year or more in provided." Though any crime is a serious matter, felony crimes carry harsher sentencing because the crimes tend to be more severe in nature.
There are five classes of felonies (I-X). Class X felonies are the most severe, including crimes such as aggravated criminal sexual assault, and certain DUI, drug, and weapons convictions. We will examine your case carefully and exhaust every avenue to give you a fighting chance in the courtroom. We are willing to use every resource available to help your case including partnering with forensic experts, accident reconstruction professionals, and experts in fields that are relevant to your case.
Advocating for Clients with Misdemeanor Offenses
Misdemeanors carry lesser sentences and punishments than felonies and are generally punishable by up to one year in jail, probation and fines up to $2,500. There are three classifications of misdemeanors in Illinois: Class A, Class B, and Class C, with Class A offenses being the most severe. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, we approach every criminal matter in a detailed manner, consistently communicating the process to our clients.
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, please contact our criminal defense attorneys today. We provide a free, initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter. Please meet with us at one of our offices in the Chicago metro area so that we may discuss your case and address your concerns. Call 773-847-8982 today for help in Cook County, Lake County, Kendall County, Kane County, DuPage County, or Will County. We are waiting for your call. Se habla Español.