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Joliet Criminal Defense Attorneys

Joliet Criminal Defense Attorneys

Everyone makes mistakes and, at some point, good people might find themselves arrested and facing criminal charges. This is always a stressful – or perhaps terrifying – situation, as your future is uncertain. Will you be convicted? What consequences could you face? Should you plead guilty or go to trial? These are all natural questions, and it is important to seek the guidance and representation of experienced Joliet criminal defense attorneys from Sabuco Beck, PC. 

Why Criminal Defense Representation is So Important

You might wonder if it is worth it to hire a criminal defense attorney. It can be tempting to try to navigate your case on your own, especially if you are charged with a seemingly minor or common offense, such as driving under the influence (DUI). However, always remember that all criminal charges are serious matters that can have real and lasting consequences. 

The criminal justice system is not set up to favor defendants. You cannot be certain that your rights are being protected and that you are receiving the best possible outcome if you’re on your own. It takes in-depth legal knowledge to identify and develop the right defense strategy, combat unlawful conduct by the police, and more. In addition, prosecutors generally only negotiate with defense attorneys, so you might not have the most favorable options regarding plea deals if you do not have the right attorney. 

Cases We Handle

Each criminal case is different, involving different sets of criminal charges, each with its own elements and penalties. Our defense team handles a wide range of cases, such as:

  • DUI and other traffic offenses
  • Theft
  • Armed robbery
  • Drug crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • Murder and homicide
  • Embezzlement and other white collar crimes
  • Juvenile offenses

We understand the unique challenges of each type of charge and how to best approach your defense and tailor it to your specific circumstances. 

Penalties of Criminal Convictions

Even criminal charges that seem minor can have serious consequences that impact your life in many ways. Common penalties might include:

  • Fines and court costs
  • Restitution payments
  • Probation
  • Suspension of your driver’s license
  • Time in jail or state prison

Even after you finish all of your court-ordered sentence, you can still face lasting consequences, such as:

  • Having a criminal record that makes it difficult to get a job or rental housing
  • Losing a professional license or acceptance to a higher educational program 
  • Registering as a sex offender with the State of Illinois
  • Possible deportation proceedings for non-citizens
  • Losing eligibility for certain government benefits or funding
  • Harsher charges and penalties in any future criminal cases

It is important to avoid a conviction whenever you can, and you have the best chance of doing so with the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer who can develop and present an aggressive defense against your charges. 

Consult with a Joliet Criminal Defense Attorney Right Away

If you were arrested in or around Joliet, your first call should be to Sabuco Beck, PC. Our criminal defense attorneys can help, so don’t wait to contact us to discuss your situation. 

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