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Joliet Criminal Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Joliet Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Here For You

Were you recently arrested and charged with a criminal offense? Whether you are facing a relatively minor misdemeanor offense or a more serious felony charge, it is extremely important to have an experienced Joliet criminal defense attorney on your side who can assert your rights during the entire process of your criminal case. Building a successful criminal defense begins as soon as an arrest takes place. From pre-trial elements through to the sentencing phase of a criminal matter, the dedicated advocates at Sabuco Beck, P.C. can assist you with your case.

We have years of experience handling a wide variety of criminal law matters throughout Illinois. Our firm has conducted hundreds of jury trials, and we are ready to defend you every step of the way.

Joliet Criminal Charges

At Sabuco Beck, P.C., we handle a wide range of criminal defense cases from misdemeanor to felony charges, including but not limited to:

  • Battery;
  • Theft;
  • Retail theft;
  • Possession and/or delivery of a controlled substance;
  • Drug charges;
  • Domestic battery;
  • Sex crimes;
  • White collar crimes;
  • Firearms-related offenses;
  • Murder; and
  • Traffic-related offenses.

There is no case that is too big or too small for our firm to handle. We will defend you to the best of our abilities, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive a fair trial in which your side of the story is heard in court. In the event that a trial is not in your best interests, we have substantial experience negotiating fair plea agreements with prosecutors and judges in Will County.

Penalties for Criminal Convictions in Joliet, Illinois

What penalties can you face if you are convicted of a criminal offense in Joliet? Under Illinois law, the following penalties apply to crimes based on the class of the offense:

  • First-degree murder: possibility of life without parole, or even the death penalty;
  • Second-degree murder: 4-20 year term of imprisonment, and a maximum fine of $25,000;
  • Class X felony: 6-30 year prison term and maximum fine of $25,000;
  • Class 1 felony: 4-15 year prison term and maximum fine of $25,000;
  • Class 2 felony: 3-7 year prison term and maximum fine of $25,000;
  • Class 3 felony: 2-5 year prison term and maximum fine of $25,000;
  • Class 4 felony: 1-3 year prison term and maximum fine of $25,000;
  • Class A misdemeanor: under one year jail term and maximum fine of $2,500;
  • Class B misdemeanor: up to 6 months jail term and maximum fine of $1,500;
  • Class C misdemeanor: up to 30 days jail time and maximum fine of $1,500;
  • Petty offense: maximum fine of $1,000.

In some cases, the court may impose an extended term. Typically, an extended term can be applied to a murder conviction with “wanton cruelty” or to most felony offenses with an aggravating factor.

Contact a Joliet Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, it is extremely important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Joliet. An advocate at our firm can discuss your case with you today. Contact Sabuco Beck, P.C. for more information.

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