Chicago Criminal Defense FAQs
It’s normal to have a lot of questions after you have been charged with a crime in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois. It’s a confusing time filled with uncertainty. Fortunately, the defense lawyers at Chicago Trusted Attorneys are here to cut through the confusion and get you the answers you need.
To that end, we have detailed the answers to some common questions we receive. Of course, you can always give us a call or fill out our contact form to get answers about your unique situation from a qualified, compassionate, and trusted attorney.
What should I do if there is a warrant for my arrest?
After you’ve discovered that a warrant for your arrest has been issued, perhaps the most important thing to do is avoid panicking. Panic, while natural, won’t get you anywhere. Instead, contact an attorney right away. Your lawyer can help you determine the best way to turn yourself in and immediately start working on your defense.
How can I avoid the embarrassment of a public arrest?
If you know you are going to be arrested for an alleged crime in Illinois, you may instantly fear the idea of being arrested in front of family or friends or in your workplace. That’s understandable, but it doesn’t have to end up that way. We can help you arrange to turn yourself in so you can avoid the hassle of a public arrest. After that, we’ll get started on your defense.
Is it possible to beat a drunk driving charge?
Yes, it is possible. How possible it is in your situation will depend on the unique circumstances surrounding your case, but a qualified criminal defense lawyer in Chicago can give you an honest assessment of your situation and the best possible chance of coming out of this unscathed. To find out more about how a lawyer can help you with a DUI charge, get in touch with us today.
Should I work with a public defender?
Public defenders serve an important purpose in our legal system, but unfortunately, they are often overworked. They can be asked to handle countless cases at one time, which means they may have very little time to devote to your case—the one that matters most to you. Hiring a private criminal defense lawyer at our firm, on the other hand, means you will get our undivided attention and dedication.
What if I have been wrongfully accused of a crime?
Unfortunately, people are falsely accused of crimes more often than you might think. Police and witnesses are human, and they make mistakes. The good news is that your defense lawyer will know how to find the right evidence to prove your innocence.