Chicago Violent Crime Attorney
What Constitutes a Violent Crime In Illinois?
In Illinois, violent crime is codified in 725 ilcs 120/3(c), and includes any felony in which force or threat of force was used against the victim, any offense involving sexual exploitation, sexual conduct, or sexual penetration, domestic battery or stalking, violation of an order of protection, any misdemeanor which results in death or great bodily harm to the victim and any violation of Section 9-3 of the criminal code.
How a Criminal Defense Firm Can Help
Searching for an attorney for a violent crime case in Chicago? There are several crimes that are considered "violent crimes," and state lawmakers have increased the penalties for these crimes over the years.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with one of these crimes, the penalties will be severe. Not only will you face extensive prison time, but you will also be labeled a "convicted felon,"—which will restrict your life radically and make it difficult to find a place to work, live, or even get a loan. When facing these risks, you deserve the professional counsel and representation offered by the Law Offices of Mitch Furman.
Contact our violent crime defense lawyer today to start discussing your case.
Types of Violent Crimes My Firm Handles
I, Attorney Mitch Furman, assist my clients in defending such cases and take them on with a complete dedication to helping them reach a better outcome. Depending upon the situation, this may mean fighting for a "not guilty" verdict, a reduced charge, or a means of alternative sentencing.
Some of the types of violent crimes I can assist you with include:
- Aggravated Battery
- Child Pornography
- Home Invasion
- Attempted murder
- Reckless homicide
- Weapons charges
Providing Assistance for Felony Charges in Chicago
The procedure regarding felony offenses in our state follows a complex path. Once caught in the criminal justice system, you can expect the case to proceed a certain way. As a criminal lawyer with more than two decades of experience, I understand this process and know that a violent crime, like any felony charge, can often be successfully challenged.
We are ready to fight on your behalf to avoid or reduce the following:
- A lengthy prison sentence
- Fines of as much as $25,000
- Restricted employment opportunities
In certain circumstances, you may be able to avoid these consequences by negotiating different types of sentencing. For example, you may have the opportunity to seek alternative sentencing and state-approved programs that are geared towards rehabilitation rather than punishment. Contact my firm to discuss the opportunities that may be available in your case.
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It is extremely urgent that you have a strong Chicago criminal defense lawyer to handle your case; without one, you stand a strong chance of being convicted—even if you are not guilty. Innocence is not enough, as getting charged with a violent crime offense indicates that the prosecution believes they have enough evidence to convict you.
To help you achieve the best possible results, I need to start developing your criminal defense immediately after your arrest. Learn more about my defense services for cases like yours by reading our FAQ or by requesting a free initial consultation.
Start your case today — contact the Law Offices of Mitch Furman!