This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on common issues and questions which arise in regard to Peoria, Illinois felony charges. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that people who have been charged with felonies often have questions and are confused about their situation. This confusion often leads to defendants being unaware of how to move forward. The goal of my coming articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. The issues which I addressed include:
- Dealing with a Class “4” felony
- Defending against Class “3” felony charges
- What to expect when charged with a Class “2” felony
- How to proceed after receiving a Class “1” felony charge
- Handling Class “X” felony charges
- Do first time felony offenders go to jail or get probation in IL?
There are several reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, there are various classes of felonies that can result in different consequences. By understanding the type of conduct that falls within each “class,” you can gain a better understanding of your situation. Second, conduct that is less severe in nature will fall into a lower class of felony. The lower the class, the more likely probation will be a possibility. Third, it may be harder to receive probation for a higher class of felony. In fact, some of the most serious felony charges will be ineligible for probation. Finally, the best way to ensure you get the shortest prison time possible is to have a strong defense. Retaining an attorney to assist you will help you better understand the potential consequences and what to expect throughout the process.
I do not recommend taking these matters into your own hands as this will likely make your situation more difficult later on. A conviction can have a serious impact on your future. By retaining counsel, you help to ensure that your interests are protected. I am a Peoria criminal defense attorney who devotes his practice to assisting the accused. I understand that this is a serious time in your life and my office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an appointment. My office also represents clients in Bloomington, Decatur, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. We also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.