defendant in front of judgeThis is the first post in a series of articles that will address defending against Class “X” felony charges in Peoria and other central Illinois areas. I am writing on this topic due to the very serious consequences which such charges carry. I am also writing on this topic to provide information which can assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. It is important to understand the gravity of the situation if you or a loved one are facing a Class “X” count. If you need assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles Issues which I will analyze include:

  • Defending against allegations of armed robbery
  • Allegations of criminal sexual assault
  • Charges for home invasion
  • Charges for aggravated vehicular carjacking
  • Allegations of drug trafficking

I am choosing to address these various types of charges for a number of reasons. First, it is important to understand the types of issues which can sometimes arise in these types of matters. These issues can relate to improperly obtained eyewitness identifications, Miranda violations, search and seizure issues, and more. Second, each of these offenses are often paired with other criminal charges. A discussion of common fact patterns in these cases can help a defendant to understand why they are facing numerous counts. Finally, understanding the importance of choosing the right attorney is vital.

If you or a family member have been arrested then contact our office today to speak with a Peoria criminal defense lawyer. As a former prosecutor, I am experienced in both dealing with our local court system as well as with the handling of Class “X” charges. My office prides itself on providing quality service and we believe that everyone is entitled to respect. Contact us online or by telephone today for a consultation. I also service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.