A Knowledgeable Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal law is a comprehensive category that governs many different types of crimes.
In contrast to civil law that involves lawsuits brought by one individual or company against another to recover damages and compensation, criminal law involves cases that are brought by local authorities, the police, the state, or federal government for activities in violation of criminal laws.
Criminal charges include misdemeanors and felonies, and criminal cases are brought in state and federal courts. Penalties for state or federal felonies and misdemeanors can include prison or jail time, probation, fines, and community service.
Criminal appeals are another aspect of criminal law that involve requests to higher courts for review of cases based on the premise that severe legal errors occurred, constitutional rights were violated, or verdicts were not based on the weight of the evidence.
Our experienced Chicago criminal law attorneys can help
If you are charged with a violation of Chicago criminal laws, or are facing indictment or investigation, you need an attorney experienced with all aspects of criminal laws in Chicago. Chicago criminal law attorney Robert A. Loeb appears at all courts where criminal matters are heard, including state courts in matters involving state crimes, and federal district, and appellate courts in matters involving federal crimes.
Additionally, Mr. Loeb has extensive experience tailoring defense strategies unique to each client he represents. Through tireless research and gathering of evidence, criminal defense lawyer Robert A. Loeb strives to out-prepare the prosecution.
Other strategies he may employ on your behalf include:
- Consistency with the evidence provided: Strategy relies on the defendant being able to explain the presence of evidence that shows he or she was at the scene of the crime.
- Gaining the sympathy of the judge or jury: In some cases, appealing to the sympathy of the judge or jury is the best approach.
- Explain the circumstances of the crime: The defendant must be able to back up his or her story at all times.
As your criminal law attorneys, we can handle pre-indictment negotiations and bail applications. Our Chicago criminal law firm also handles motion practice, trial practice, and appellate litigation. Whether it is an assault, a traffic violation, or white-collar crime, we are ready to advise you.
Criminal charges are serious
The Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees individuals the right to due process when charged with a crime. There are rules of criminal procedure when trying a case that protect individuals subjected to loss of liberty, fines, and loss of civil rights, such as the right to carry a gun or to vote. Failure to follow the rules can result in reversals of conviction and dismissals of charges.
Facing criminal charges can result in convictions that disrupt families and ruin lives. The importance of hiring competent legal counsel for a sound criminal defense cannot be stressed enough and is vital to the outcome of a case, and to minimizing the consequences of a criminal record. For people who are not citizens of the United States, criminal charges can have serious immigration consequences, and a knowledgeable criminal law attorney will work closely with an immigration attorney in protecting the legal of a client in the U.S.
The appeals process
If your initial criminal defense is unsuccessful, our Chicago law firm can help you with the appeals process from beginning to end. If you are unhappy with the decision of the court or believe that you were sentenced unjustly, you have the right to challenge the court. We can help you file an appeal with the appropriate appellate court.
Seek experienced criminal defense lawyers in Chicago
If you or someone you love faces criminal prosecution, you must retain counsel immediately. Experienced and knowledgeable, we are ready to stand by your side every step of the way. To arrange a consultation with a trustworthy criminal defense lawyer, contact us today by phone at 312-368-0611, or via our online form.