Learning that you have been charged with a crime in Plainfield, Illinois can be extremely stressful. How should you respond to the police? How can you begin developing your defense? At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., we are dedicated to providing a strong and thorough criminal defense for our clients in Plainfield and throughout the state of Illinois. We know that many criminal defendants have been wrongly charged with crimes, and we can begin working on your defense today.
It is important to recognize that a criminal conviction can have harmful effects for years and even decades to come. In addition to serving time in prison and paying steep penalties, having a criminal conviction on your record can prevent you from obtaining employment or even being able to rent a home. As such, it is extremely important to have an experienced Plainfield criminal defense attorney on your side. An advocate at our firm can discuss your options with you today and can get started on building your defense strategy.
The Illinois Criminal Code is expansive, and there are many different crimes for which an individual can face charges. We regularly assist clients who have been charged with a range of criminal offenses, including but not limited to:
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is important to know that you have rights. With the help of an aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Plainfield, you can prove your innocence and avoid having a criminal conviction on your record. The Illinois Criminal Code emphasizes that “every person is presumed innocent until proved guilty,” and that “no person shall be convicted of any offense unless his guilty thereof is proved beyond a reasonable doubt.” You should not wait to seek advice from a criminal defense attorney. The sooner we can get started on your case, the sooner we can begin discussing possible defense strategies and building a strong defense.
What happens if you are convicted of a criminal offense in Plainfield, Illinois? As we mentioned, you can face very stiff repercussions that last beyond the date of your sentence completion. The Illinois General Assembly provides information about criminal penalties in our state. Penalties can range from a prison term of up to 30 years for a Class X felony and a $25,000 fine, down to 30 days of jail time and a fine of up to $1,500 for a Class C misdemeanor.
As you can see, even a relatively minor misdemeanor conviction can result in a jail sentence and a substantial fine. In addition, having a criminal conviction on your record can impede your ability to participate in society in the same manner that you became accustomed prior to your criminal conviction.
If you are facing criminal charges in Illinois, you should not hesitate to reach out to an experienced Plainfield criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. It is important to start early in building a strong defense. Contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C. to learn more about how we can assist with your case.
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