Crimes of violence often result in Judges levying the harshest available penalties and enhanced sentences for matters which involved the use of a weapon. It cannot be stressed enough that you should contact an attorney immediately if you are charged with a crime of violence. Our Chicago violent crimes lawyer lawyer handles Cook County cases involving violence or serious injury. Call our Orland Park office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Many types of cases involve violent acts. Some will be charged as a misdemeanor while many will be charged as a felony. Misdemeanor cases will proceed in the Municipal Court immediately upon the filing of charges by a prosecutor. Felonies will proceed either after a preliminary hearing is held or after an Indictment has been issued by the Grand Jury. Typical charges in such matters include:
If the accused has a prior criminal record then they may be facing an “extended sentence” on top of the penalties normally associated with such an offense. This can mean substantially longer prison sentences on top of having a permanent record.
Michael J. Brennan is a criminal defense attorney handling Chicago cases which involve allegations of violent acts. Once retained Michael will obtain all available evidence in your case. He will quickly file Motions with the Court to exclude evidence or statements which were obtained in violation of one’s constitutional rights. In many cases, especially those involving violence, eyewitness identifications are crucial. Michael will file to exclude any such identifications which were the result of overly suggestive police procedures. If self-defense was an issue in your case then we will make sure it is fully presented at trial. Our lawyer understands that you are facing a serious situation and he will take it seriously. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Michael brings a high level of experience to every case he handles. A former prosecuting attorney with over thirty years of experience, Michael has handled many matters ranging from domestic violence to more serious matters. Regardless of the situation he will provide you with the highest level of service. Our office promptly returns phone calls, quickly responds to emails, and we make ourselves available to answer your questions. You have enough to worry about at a time like this and being able to reach your lawyer should not be one of them. We are ready to assist you.