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Naperville Felonies Lawyer

DuPage County Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer

Skilled Attorney For Felony Charges in DuPage County

Criminal offenses in Illinois are broken down into two groups based on their seriousness and the potential sentencing. Misdemeanors are less serious offenses carrying no more than a year of jail time. Felonies are more serious and can carry between one year and a lifetime incarcerated. If you have been charged with a felony offense, you are in a grave legal predicament. In addition to the legal sentencing, a felony can follow you and continue closing doors for the rest of your life. Every legal step possible should be taken to prevent a felony conviction as the impact is permanent.

Appelman Law LLC is highly experienced in defending those who have been accused of felony offenses. We have seen past success in mitigating if not eliminating the impact of felony cases on our clients' lives. In some cases, we have been able to reduce felonies to misdemeanors through plea bargaining. We have even had some cases dismissed based on constitutional grounds, or secured not guilty verdicts at trial. We will take the time to understand what is most important to you in your defense and will prioritize your interests.

Felony DUI Attorney in Naperville

There are several reasons that a DUI may be charged as a felony. The two most common reasons are if this is your third or subsequent DUI, or if you caused injury to another person. Felony DUIs are taken very seriously are in Illinois, either because the person has repeated the same mistake or because they have created a victim.

Fortunately, there are a good number of defenses to DUI. We may challenge the constitutionality of your traffic stop or attack the field sobriety test, for example.

Lawyer for Major Drug Offenses

Felony drug crimes are extremely serious. While an end user might be seen as a victim of the drug epidemic, those who manufacture or traffic drugs are likely to be seen as perpetrators of the problem. Manufacture refers to a wide variety of actions involving preparing or processing drugs, while trafficking is very specifically defined as bringing illicit substances into the state.

This can lead to harsh sentencing, including long terms of incarceration. It is crucial that the right steps are taken promptly.

Aggravated Assault Attorneys in Illinois

While a simple assault may not be seen as a particularly serious incident, an aggravated assault is very serious. An assault can be considered aggravated for one of three categories of reasons. If the victim was a member of a protected class such as disabled people or police officers, the assault was committed in a protected location like sporting venues and public ways, or a weapon was used, your assault charge may be a felony.

As an aggravated assault is considered a violent crime, courts are more inclined to order prison time for those convicted of this offense as a means of protecting the public.

Theft and Retail Theft Criminal Defense

Theft is a felony if the value of the property taken exceeds $500. Retail theft is a felony if the property taken was worth more than $350. Or, if the property was taken from certain protected victims, like the government or a house of worship, theft of any amount may be deemed a felony. While theft is often a crime of need, it can also cause serious harm to individual or small business victims. Potential sentencing can vary widely based on the value of the stolen property, the harm to the victim, and other factors. An attorney may be able to have this charge reduced to a misdemeanor.

Contact a Naperville Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer

Appelman Law LLC is committed to bringing about the best results possible for each client. Our experienced Naperville felony criminal defense attorneys will aggressively advocate for your interests at every opportunity. Available 24/7, contact us at 630-717-7801 to schedule a free consultation with Attorney Brett Appelman.

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