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Criminal Defense Attorney in Naperville, IL

Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney

DuPage County Lawyer for Felonies & Misdemeanors

Being charged with a crime is one of the most stressful events that can happen to a person. Whether you are facing a minor misdemeanor or a very serious felony, criminal prosecution is stressful. There is a lot of uncertainty about what will happen. You may be worried about whether you will go to jail or become a felon. You may be worried about the collateral consequences, like losing your job or being stripped of a professional license. From the moment you are arrested, you may be treated as if you are guilty already in many ways. If you are facing criminal charges in Illinois, your situation could be very serious. The best thing you can do is likely to find a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Appelman Law LLC is highly experienced in the field of criminal defense. We put our all into providing the best legal defense possible in each and every case we take on. Our attorneys will take the time to learn your interests and priorities so that we can provided you with customized representation tailored to your unique situation. We are highly skilled in identifying the strongest arguments available in a given case and providing aggressive advocacy.

Drug Crime Lawyers in Naperville

Drug crime can run the gamut from minor misdemeanor charges for possessing a little too much cannabis all the way up to major felonies like trafficking and manufacturing. In many cases, courts will work with end users in order to rehabilitate and treat rather than punish them. However, those on the supply side of the drug epidemic may be treated more harshly.

DUI and Traffic Crime Attorneys

A DUI charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on whether there were any aggravating factors, such as causing an accident, or prior DUI convictions. Repeat offenders and those who have caused harm to others are generally the two types of DUI defendants in the most serious legal jeopardy. Fortunately, there are many possible strategies for defending against a DUI charge, such as attacking the validity of the field sobriety tests.

While less serious than a DUI, other traffic crimes like driving on a suspended license or reckless driving can also lead to further loss of driving privileges and even jail time.

Defense Lawyers for Assaultive Offenses

In ascending order of seriousness, assault, domestic violence, and aggravated assault are among the most commonly charged assaultive offenses. Assault and domestic assault are both generally misdemeanors, while aggravated assault is a felony. The primary difference between simple assault and battery and domestic violence is the relationship between the victim and offender. If you are facing any of these charges, it is important to fight back so that you are not left with a violence conviction.

Theft and Retail Theft

Theft of property up to $500 or retail theft up to $300 can be charged as a misdemeanor offense. However, theft of property exceeding those amounts is likely to be charged as a felony. While courts understand that theft is often a crime of desperation rather than malice, this offense may still be punished harshly, particularly if a victim was seriously financially harmed.

Weapons Offenses

Weapons offenses are taken extremely seriously in Illinois. Even if you were legally in possession of a gun, carrying it to the wrong location can get you in serious trouble. It is very important to follow the advice of your attorney while your charges are pending.

Juvenile Crime Lawyers

A juvenile conviction, such as underage drinking, can close doors in a young person's future. Misdemeanor cases like retail theft and reckless driving are often handled in juvenile court, while more serious offenses may put youth at risk for having their cases sent to adult court.

Contact a Naperville Criminal Defense Lawyer

Appelman Law LLC is committed to providing top quality criminal defense services to those facing charges at any level. Attorney Brett Appelman is well-versed in all criminal defense matters and is passionate about helping individuals who have been falsely accused. To begin with a complimentary consultation, please contact us at 630-717-7801.

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