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Gurnee Violent Crimes Lawyer

What Classifies As A Violent Crime?

Violent crimes can run the gamut of seriousness from fairly minor misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. From simple assault to murder, violent offenses are often viewed as some of the worst, and often the most morally blameworthy, crimes a person can commit. While courts may understand why a person uses drugs, they are highly unlikely to understand the use of violence against another person, no matter what the provocation or reasoning may have been.

Illinois and Wisconsin are both tough on violent crime. Should you be convicted, you could face harsh sentencing. Even if you are charged with a misdemeanor offense such as simple assault, you run the risk of being sent to jail. A conviction for a violent crime can affect many areas of your life. Even after any judicial sentence has been served, you could struggle with seemingly simple things like securing housing or employment. You may even find that your social life suffers as others' perception of you changes. A good defense is critical to preserving your rights, freedom, and future prospects.

Brady Cole Trial Lawyers is highly skilled in defending those who have been accused of violent crimes. We understand how easily a simple disagreement can escalate to violence, even if you never intended to harm someone else. We will review the facts and allegations in your case in order to develop the strongest defense possible under the circumstances. We leave no stone unturned in our search for your ideal defense.

Gurnee Violent Crimes Attorney

Attorney for Assault Charges

Assault can usually be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor. Simple assault is generally a misdemeanor, but you may face felony charges depending on the circumstances. You are more likely to be charged with a felony if the alleged victim was seriously injured or if you allegedly used or carried a weapon.

There are a number of legal defenses that may be available depending on the specific circumstances of your case. We will assess the facts of your case in order to design the best defense you have.

Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence and assault are very closely related crimes - the main difference is who the victim is. If the alleged assault and battery was against a victim you have some type of domestic or familial relationship with, you are likely to be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is a more serious offense than a simple assault.

It can be difficult to fight back against domestic violence charges, even though the circumstances surrounding many arrests are less than clear. You will need an experienced attorney to fight for you.

Lawyer for Murder Charges

Murder is likely the most serious offense a person can be charged with. If you are found guilty of a homicide offense, you could be facing up to life in prison depending on the particular form of the crime you are charged with. First-degree intentional murder (a Class A felony in Wisconsin and a Class X felony in Illinois) is the most serious type of homicide offense.

Many murder cases go to trial because there is so much at stake, and plea bargaining is not likely to bring the charged offense down to a level the defendant is willing to plead guilty to. It is important to prepare for the likelihood that you will need to go through a trial. Our attorneys are highly experienced trial attorneys who are well-prepared to fight for you in court.

Contact a Waukegan Violent Crimes Attorney

If you have been charged with a violent crime, your entire future could be at risk. The attorneys at Brady Cole Trial Lawyers will do everything we can to protect your rights throughout the process and raise the best possible defense. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 847-752-9639. We serve clients throughout Lake County and Kenosha County.

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