Criminal Law

We wrote the chapters on Defenses, Arrests and Investigatory Stops, and Search and Seizure!

We wrote the chapters on Defenses, Arrests and Investigatory Stops, and Search and Seizure!

As a Skokie criminal and DUI defense attorney with over 20 years experience throughout the Chicago area, I handle criminal, DUI, traffic tickets, assault, battery, burglary, cybercrime, cyber stalking, domestic violence, drug possession and other drug offenses such as possession with intent to deliver aka drug dealing, expungements and sealing, felonies, forgery, gun cases,internet crime, juvenile court crime, leaving the scene of an accident, license reinstatements, misdemeanors, moving violations, pardons, probation violations, resisting arrest, retail theft, shoplifting, speeding violations,theft and white collar crimes.

If you are charged with any of those crimes, do not speak to police or third parties about your case. What seems like a reasonable explanation to you might give the prosecution the evidence they need to convict you and may also limit your possible defenses.

I can review your case to help determine your best options. Most criminal offenses require that the prosecutor prove you guilty of each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Did police have probable cause to arrest you? Did police have legal grounds to search you? In some cases, an attorney can ask the court to suppress the evidence of an illegal search.

Even if the evidence against you is overwhelming, an attorney who is respected in the courthouse may be able to negotiate a better plea agreement than you could on your own.

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