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Aurora Criminal Defense Lawyer

Aurora Criminal Defense Attorneys

Attorneys for Misdemeanor & Felony Charges Serving DuPage County

Nothing can truly prepare you to face a criminal prosecution. Even if you have known there was a chance you could be arrested for some time, you likely did not truly expect to find yourself in handcuffs. Misdemeanor or felony, almost any criminal conviction can interfere with your life in a major way. Aside from the judicial consequences, like going to jail, there could be grave collateral consequences, like losing your job because your employer did not want to wait for you to get out of jail. Some offenses can also lead to a loss of driving privileges, extensive community service, and a lifetime of difficulty in areas like finding suitable housing. The best thing you can do for yourself is likely to secure skilled legal representation.

Appelman Law LLC is a law firm of experienced criminal defense attorneys. We aggressively advocate for our clients in and out of the courtroom, doing all we can to minimize or eliminate the impact this prosecution is likely to have for you. We are well-versed in a wide variety of criminal defense strategies, from pursuing behavioral health treatment in lieu of conviction to challenging the constitutionality of a police search. Our attorneys will learn your individual priorities and interests so that we can customize our representation to meet your needs.

Traffic Offenses and DUI

Speeding tickets are violations - they carry no jail time. Reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license, and DUI are all at least misdemeanor offenses, meaning they do carry potential jail time. DUI involving certain circumstances, like a child passenger or an accident with injury, may be charged as a felony. Driving on a suspended license may also be a felony in the presence of certain factors. Fortunately, there are many potential defenses to DUI and other traffic offenses. Our lawyers will strive to identify and use your strongest defenses.

Drug Crime Attorneys Serving Aurora

The seriousness of a drug charge depends on the particular charge and the surrounding circumstances. People with addiction issues may be eligible for special types of probation that do not result in conviction. However, those charged with trafficking or manufacturing may be treated more harshly as courts may view these supply-side offenders as proponents of the drug epidemic.

Assaultive Offenses Defense

Assault is usually charged when there is minor violence between unrelated parties, while domestic violence is usually charged when the victim and offender have some type of domestic relationship. Both are usually misdemeanors, but more serious ones. Aggravated assault is a felony charge that applies when there are certain factors making the offense more serious, such as the use of a deadly weapon.

Theft and Retail Theft Lawyers

In times of economic hardship, theft and retail theft become more common as people struggle to afford necessities. These crimes are also commonly driven by behavioral health concerns like addiction, which could render you eligible for treatment instead of conviction or jail time. Either offense could be charged as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the value of property taken.

Weapons Charges

Crime involving guns or other deadly weapons is taken incredibly seriously in Illinois. Even generally responsible and legal firearm owners can be charged with an offense for entering the wrong place with their guns. It is important to address a weapons charge with care.

Juvenile Crime Attorneys

A simple juvenile crime conviction like underage drinking can close doors in a teenager's future. Things like applying for colleges can become particularly challenging for teenagers who have been in the criminal justice system. An attorney can take steps to protect a juvenile defendant's future prospects.

Contact an Aurora Criminal Defense Attorney

Appelman Law LLC is dedicated to providing the best criminal defense services possible. Our experienced Aurora criminal defense attorneys are available 24/7 and will do all we can to guard your interests. To arrange a complimentary initial consultation, contact us at 630-717-7801.

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