Did you know that nearly 70,000 arrests took place in Illinois in 2014? According to data from the Illinois State Police, that figure actually showed a decline from the total number of arrests the previous year in which more than 75,000 arrests took place. While these numbers might seem startling in and of themselves, it is important to know that these figures do not include drug arrests. While they does take into account the tens of thousands of theft-related arrests—48,611 in 2013 and 44,981 in 2014—the numbers for controlled substance arrests are even more startling. In 2014, the Illinois State Police reported a total of 104,255 arrests for drug-related offenses.
What should these figures tell you? There are hundreds of thousands of criminal arrests every year in Illinois. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., we know that wrongful arrests happen with some frequency, and we have spent years defending Illinois clients who have been charged with criminal offenses. An experienced New Lenox criminal defense lawyer at our firm can speak with you today about your case.
At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., we handle many different types of criminal defenses, from traffic offenses to first-degree murder cases. With experience in hundreds of jury trials, we know what it takes to present the best possible defense in for your case. Sometimes a jury trial, however, is not the best option for a defendant. Given our years of experience working with judges and prosecutors in Will County, we can negotiate a plea agreement and ensure that you get the best possible deal when a trial is not the right option in your situation.
We regularly handle felony and misdemeanor cases, including but not limited to the following:
If you have already been convicted of a criminal offense, we can also help with your appeal. You should know that you have the right to appeal, but it is important to begin the appeals process as soon as possible. Under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 606(b), a defendant must file an appeal in a timely manner. The law specifically states that you must file your appeal without 30 days after the entry of the final judgment.
If you do not file your appeal in a timely manner as required under Illinois law, you can lose your right to appeal altogether. As such, it is extremely important to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer in New Lenox if you plan to file an appeal.
Whether you were arrested recently for a misdemeanor offense or have questions about filing an appeal for a felony conviction, an experienced criminal defense attorney in New Lenox can assist with your case. The aggressive advocates at our firm have years of experience defending parties accused of crimes in Illinois, and we can speak with you today about potential defense strategies. Contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C. to learn more about the services we provide.
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