Criminal Defense Attorneys in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Winnebago and McHenry Counties
When you've been accused of a crime, life as you know it depends on your ability to put up the best defense possible.
A criminal charge in Illinois can be an extremely daunting and stressful experience. The single most important thing you can do to make sure your rights are protected is to hire a knowledgeable, experienced Cook County criminal defense attorney who will defend you aggressively and effectively.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime in Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Winnebago Counties, you need an expert lawyer who will help you protect your rights.
You need Waltz, Palmer & Dawson. Call us at 847-253-8800. Serving Streamwood, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Aurora, Waukegan and the surrounding areas
We have a proven track record with the following types of cases:
There are many different types of drug cases, ranging from misdemeanor possession to felony crimes that carry life sentences. Our society takes drug offenses very seriously, and regardless of the crime, many drug convictions result in some type of incarceration. In addition, you'll face probation and large fines.
Although your outlook may seem grim, you may have options when it comes to a drug-related case. For example, if evidence was collected illegally by law enforcement, it may not be admissible in court. This is based on our Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
You may also be able to enter drug courts or treatment programs that will lessen the penalties you face. This allows you to stay out of jail or prison, on the condition that you stay clean.
If you have been changed with a drug offense in northern Illinois, you need a drug crime attorney who has the expertise to find your best legal options. Call Waltz, Palmer & Dawson today.
Violent crimes include murder, assault, battery, domestic battery, robbery, armed robbery, attempted murder, and murder. Because they often involve significant injury to another person, these crimes are almost always considered felonies. They also carry extremely hefty penalties, including imprisonment for over one year.
While minor violent offenses can be misdemeanors, they often will remain on your permanent criminal history.
Violent Felony Offenses often carry sentencing enhancements especially where the victim is seriously injured or a weapon is used. These carry significant terms of imprisonment. Knowing the elements of these offenses and what the prosecution must prove can be all the difference in a guilty or not guilty finding or between probation or a sentence of imprisonment.
If you've been accused of a violent crime, you need to stand up for your legal rights. The attorneys at Waltz, Palmer & Dawson have the knowledge and experience you need for an effective defense against these very serious charges.
Being charged with DUI can carry serious consequences for you and your family. There's the humiliation you likely feel, in addition to the legal and job-related issues you will face down the road. If there is a way out of your legal troubles, you need to find it.
Fortunately, you have possible legal options. If you have been charged with DUI in Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Winnebago Counties, you owe it to yourself to call an experienced DUI lawyer who will protect your rights. Call Waltz, Palmer & Dawson today.
White Collar Crimes:
White-collar crimes are non-violent crimes such as bribery, fraud and embezzlement. Even though they don't involve violence, these types of crimes may be prosecuted by the state or federal government and can result in significant fines and prison time.
Recently, increased attention has been paid to prosecuting white-collar offenses, so judges may be particularly harsh. If you have been charged with this type of crime, contact a white collar crime defense attorney at Waltz, Palmer & Dawson.
Theft, Retail Theft, Burglary, Residential Burglary, Possession Stolen Motor Vehicle
Burglary and theft covers a wide range of criminal charges that may vary greatly. These might include crimes such as breaking and entering, robbery and burglary to both commercial and residential property. A conviction of burglary will mean likely prison time and a permanent mark on your record.
While these offenses all involve the taking of property, the penalties vary greatly. Certain thefts can be misdemeanor offenses. These charges directly affect your ability to obtain a job and, where a vehicle is the subject of the conviction, can affect your license.
Convictions of some of these felony offenses do not qualify for probation and require the court to imprison the defendant, often for significant periods. Though you may feel hopeless and powerless defending against burglary charges, there may be legal options that are not yet apparent. It takes an experienced attorney to discover these possibilities and mount a strong defense.
The attorneys of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson provide top-notch legal services, focusing solely on the needs of our clients. We work to protect your rights and those of your family members, using our knowledge and experience to help our clients gain dismissals, favorable outcomes, reductions in charges and not-guilty verdicts.
To speak with a criminal attorney in Rolling Meadows, call ustoday at 847-253-8800.