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Cook County Criminal Defense Attorney

Finding a Reputable Criminal Defense Lawyer in Illinois

If you are facing criminal charges in Chicago or the surrounding areas, having a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can be invaluable. At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, our attorney can help you take the correct steps to protect your rights while providing advice on the defense strategies that may be used in your case. We will provide you with effective legal representation while fighting for the most favorable outcome possible.

Assistance With Multiple Types of Criminal Matters in Cook County

Our skilled lawyer has extensive experience representing clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. In addition to assisting with charges brought at the state level, we can provide representation for those who need to defend against accusations of federal crimes. We can provide legal help in a wide variety of criminal cases, including those involving:

  • Sex crimes - These offenses can result in severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and sex offender registration. Crimes against children, including offenses related to child pornography or internet sex crimes involving the solicitation of a minor, are taken especially seriously by law enforcement. Defending against accusations of criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, offenses involving prostitution, or other related crimes will require a strong knowledge of the applicable laws and the methods that may be used to demonstrate innocence.
  • Violent crimes - In cases where a person is accused of causing harm to someone else, they may face charges ranging from assault and battery to first degree murder. Other related offenses may include vehicular hijacking and homicide crimes such as manslaughter.
  • Drug crimes - Offenses involving controlled substances may result in state or federal charges. The penalties for drug possession can vary depending on the types of substances and the amount of drugs involved in a case. More serious penalties will apply for those who are charged with drug distribution or drug manufacturing, and in cases involving large amounts of drugs or the transportation of drugs into or out of the state of Illinois, a person may face drug trafficking charges.
  • DUI/DWI - Charges for driving under the influence (DUI) may apply if a person is accused of using alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel. While a first-time or second-time DUI will usually be charged as a misdemeanor, an aggravated DUI or a DUI resulting in someone's injury or death may lead to felony charges.
  • Weapons crimes - There are a variety of offenses that may be related to firearms or other weapons. Charges for illegal possession of a firearm or other weapon may apply based on prohibited types of weapons or a person's status as a felon. Unlawful use of weapons charges may be related to firing guns or using other weapons in a way that put others at risk of harm.
  • White collar crimes - Offenses of a financial nature may seem less serious than crimes that put people at risk of injury or harm, but they can still result in serious penalties. These offenses may include identity theft, mortgage fraud, embezzlement, or money laundering.
  • Domestic violence - Accusations of abuse of a person's family members or people living in their household may lead to charges of domestic battery. A person accused of domestic abuse may also be subject to an order of protection that could place severe restrictions on their life.
  • Internet crimes - Multiple forms of fraud may involve the use of computers and digital technology. In these cases, defendants may need to determine how to respond to accusations of computer hacking, identity theft, or other related offenses.
  • Theft and retail theft - The specific charges related to stealing money or property from an individual or retail store will usually be based on the value of the items involved in a case. These offenses can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies.
  • Burglary and robbery - Entering someone else's property with the intent to commit a felony or using force or threats to take money or property from someone will usually result in felony charges.

In addition to providing defense for those who have been charged with crimes, we can also provide assistance for those who have been convicted of criminal offenses. We can help pursue appeals or post-conviction relief, advocating for our clients' rights in situations where they were wrongfully convicted or treated unfairly during a criminal investigation and trial. We can also assist with requests for expungement or executive clemency, including pursuing pardons that will allow a person to move forward and seek new opportunities after serving a criminal sentence.

Contact Our Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney

At our law firm, we understand how intimidating it can be to face criminal charges. We are here to provide dedicated, compassionate representation for those who have been charged with crimes in Chicago and Cook County. We can help you navigate the complex legal system and understand the best defense strategies that may be available in your situation. Please contact us today and arrange a free consultation by calling 312-627-9482.

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