Violent crimes are considered to be offenses in which force or threat of force is used against an alleged victim or against private or public property. Many types of crimes have been established under Illinois and federal law that fall under the umbrella term of “violent crime.” These crimes can lead to serious consequences in a conviction, including jail or prison terms, heavy fines, lengthy probations, and other court-ordered sanctions. Convictions also lead to the collateral damage of going forward with a permanent criminal record that can seriously hamper your future ability to gain employment, housing, educational aid, or professional licenses. These convictions can also have negative consequences for the immigration status of noncitizens.
When arrested or charged with a violent crime, your first order of business should be to bring in an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A reputable defender will work aggressively to protect your legal rights, challenge the prosecutor’s evidence, and do everything possible to help you avoid or minimize the consequences of charges. At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, you can turn to a defender whose experience extends to both state and federal criminal charges and who has built a solid reputation for professionalism and dedication to clients accused of any type of criminal offense.
For a free, initial consultation about your case, contact the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro at (312) 376-0020 or online. We serve Chicago, all of Cook County, the South Suburbs, and Maywood.
Violent Crime Cases in Illinois
Aggressive crimes involving force can include but are not limited to the following:
- Assault and aggravated assault
- Battery, aggravated battery, and aggravated battery on a police officer
- Robbery and armed robbery
- Armed violence
- Criminal damage to or defacement of property
- Child endangerment and abuse
- Home invasion
- Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
- First and second-degree murder
- Threat and intimidation
- Weapons-related crimes
In any criminal accusation or investigation, it is important to remember to exercise your legal rights. These include your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. When law enforcement wants to talk to you in a criminal investigation, you can inadvertently do damage to your case. Whatever you say (without the protection of an attorney present) can be used against you later in court.
Our defense attorney can be by your side during police questioning as well as throughout the duration of your case, providing you with specific legal guidance every step of the way. We will ensure that you receive fair treatment under the law and will work diligently to help you secure the best possible result. Our representation will include a through investigation of your arrest and charges, comprehensive case preparation, negotiation with prosecutors, or aggressive trial advocacy in court.
Defending You with Commitment & Competence
If you have been accused of a violent crime, you need to act immediately. Learn more about what you are up against and how the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro can help. You can discuss the specifics of your case in a free consultation. Contact us to get started today.