This is the final post in a series of articles discussing defending against specific felony charges in Peoria, Illinois. My previous post focused on defending against felony drug charges. As with other felonies, drug-related convictions result in significant criminal penalties, including staggering fines and lengthy periods of incarceration. It is essential to discuss your case with an attorney who understands the system and how to protect your legal rights. As a former prosecutor, I have the experience and knowledge necessary to assist you. If you have been arrested and charged with a felony, contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
This series addressed the following subjects:
- Defending against felony assault and battery charges
- Handling felony charges involving a firearm
- Defending against felony theft charges
- Handling felony domestic violence accusations
- Defending against felony drug charges
It is imperative to identify and assert all possible potential defense strategies against felony charges. Whether arrested for aggravated assault, armed robbery, domestic violence, or drug trafficking, a conviction will result in significant criminal penalties. Even after serving time and paying a hefty fine, a felon will have a permanent criminal record that may impact their life forever. Routine background checks required by employers, lenders, landlords, etc. will reflect that you are a felon. Many individuals do not understand their legal rights or their options when accused of a crime. They may not understand, for instance, that they may defend themselves if they have been falsely accused or were defending themselves from someone else in the course of their actions. It may also not occur to them that law enforcement violated their rights against illegal searches and seizures or by failing to inform them of their Miranda rights when they were in custody. Depending upon the specific facts of one’s case, such violations may lead to the exclusion of evidence and, in some instances, the dismissal of charges. Retaining a criminal defense attorney to review your case and defend your interests can help ensure that your rights are protected.
I have experience defending the accused against felony charges and am ready to assist you. Contact my office today to speak with a lawyer. In addition to Peoria, we also serve clients in Bloomington, Decatur, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington and the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. Areas where we handle federal cases include Peoria, Springfield, Champaign, and Rock Island.