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Felonies Attorneys For Criminal Charges In Lake County, IL

Most criminal offenses are divided into two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are less serious and generally carry little jail time. Felonies, on the other hand, are more serious criminal offenses. They carry more than a year in prison. Some carry up to life imprisonment. If you are facing felony charges, you are in significant legal jeopardy. In addition to any judicial sentencing, you are likely to find that life can be difficult as a convicted felon in a number of ways. Many felons who have completed their sentences still struggle to find adequate employment and housing. It is crucial to work with an experienced attorney who can give you the best defense possible. The sooner you act, the better we may be able to help you.

The lawyers at Brady Cole Trial Lawyers have the experience needed to fight for you in court. There is a lot at stake in a felony prosecution, and we understand how this case is likely already affecting your life. We begin each representation with a thorough review of all facts, evidence, and allegations involved in your case so that we can begin seeking out your ideal defense strategy.

Gurnee Felonis Attorney

Felony DUI/OWI Defense

While some DUIs and OWIs are misdemeanors, there are circumstances that can elevate the crime to felony levels. Repeat DUI offenses and aggravating circumstances, like causing an accident that injures someone or endangering a child passenger, can turn a drunk driving charge into a felony. In many cases, we can advocate for the reduction of DUI charges from felonies to misdemeanors, or we may even be able to have charges dismissed. Our goal is to minimize the impact of this case in any way we can.

Murder and Felony Assault

Murder is among the most serious of all crimes. There are multiple levels and types of murder that may be charged, but all are major crimes likely to result in years behind bars following a conviction. In many murder cases, a trial is needed.

Felony assault and felony domestic violence, while less serious than murder, are still very serious violent crimes. In these cases, the alleged victim may have been badly injured, or a weapon may have been used. In these situations, courts are likely to view you as a dangerous criminal. You will need a highly experienced attorney to guard your freedom and your rights.

Serious Drug Crimes

Even possessing a controlled substance for personal use can sometimes result in felony charges, as can sharing a common supply of drugs among friends. Our Wisconsin clients are often surprised to find themselves being charged with a felony simply for bringing cannabis back from a state where marijuana is legal, like Illinois.

More serious drug crimes include things like manufacturing or delivering (selling or giving away) controlled substances, as well as drug trafficking. While courts are sometimes lenient towards individuals who struggle with substance abuse in cases involving minor drug possession charges, fighting a felony drug charge can be an uphill battle. We will work to design the defense that is most likely to result in the best outcome possible.

Sex Crimes Attorney

Sex crimes are likely the most stigmatized form of offense. Most other types of offenders are not forced to place their names and addresses on a public registry. Sex crimes against children are seen as particularly serious, as is sexual assault. While it may feel as if you are already being treated like you are guilty, you are entitled to the same presumption of innocence as every other accused person. We will offer you the same top-quality representation we provide to every client.

Contact a Lake County Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing felony charges, Brady Cole Trial Lawyers can help. We have years of experience representing people who have been charged with felonies, and we have achieved successful outcomes in many cases. Contact us at 847-752-9639 for a free and confidential consultation. We serve clients throughout Lake County, IL and Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

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