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Arcola Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Arcola Police Department is focused on reducing crime in the area, and the entire town is heavily patrolled. With crime statistics ranging higher – with about 80 assaults, 1358 burglaries, 1038 thefts and 400 auto thefts in a recent year, with 4 convicted sex offenders living in the city, the residents are demanding more protection from law enforcement. This means a higher level of police presence and vigilance, and more arrests taking place than ever.

If you or someone you love has been caught in the net of law enforcement, you need to take action so that your rights are protected.

The prosecutor is intent upon getting a conviction, as is their duty to the people of the state. We know exactly how the prosecutor operates – our lead attorney at the Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC is a former Chief Prosecutor of County Criminal Court at Law #6. From the point of view of a prosecutor, you can expect that the evidence is gathered and the case evaluated based upon the ability to get a conviction. The strategy is always on getting a conviction as quickly as possible.

How to Defend a Criminal Charge: Evaluate the Evidence

The first action of your attorney should be to evaluate every detail of the evidence to find the errors and flaws. Our founding attorney, Ibrahim Khawaja, has a great depth of insight into how the criminal justice process works and how to identify the options, and craft a defense for our clients. How your case is presented to the jury is a very important issue; juries listen and can be influenced by a persuasive defense lawyer that presents compelling evidence and facts to them.

We are very qualified in criminal defense law, and your cause, your freedom and your future will be our focus. We want to win your case. We like to win in court. We believe you have the right to have the best possible defense, and our objective is to serve your interests and fight for you.

Were you charged with a violent crime?

We defend against a wide range of criminal charges, including assault, battery, domestic violence and many other types of violent crimes, including the most serious offenses, manslaughter and murder. Any murder trial in Arcola is likely to be high profile with media on the job and other added factors that can impact the case. We carefully manage every detail of the case, and we know exactly how important it will be to you and your family that we are effective, professional and at the top of our game. We can help you.

Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Crime Defense

Once we take on a case, you have the full attention of your attorney. Your case will be given priority treatment, whether you are facing violent crime charges or are accused of any drug crimes. We defend cases involving cocaine, codeine, ecstasy, illegal possession of prescription drugs, marijuana, possession, manufacturing & drug trafficking and others. Are you the victim of illegal search & seizure? If so, it is possible your case will be dismissed once this is exposed to the court. Get your case evaluated as early as possible after your arrest. If you are the target of a police investigation, exercise your right to remain silent. Your future could depend upon it. Get an attorney to defend you before you agree to cooperate with investigators. A friendly, interested investigator that appears to be on your side is merely employing a known strategy to get information out of you to use against you.

If you have been arrested and charged with any DWI offense, you could be facing some very severe penalties if you do not successfully fight the charge. The penalties will include the suspension of your driver's license, fines, community service and hidden costs such as court fees and the increase in insurance rates – once you get your license back. For those who have a prior DWI conviction, the situation is very serious. A second DWI conviction can include fines as high as $4,000, 30 days to 1 year in jail, and a license suspension for 180 days to 2 years. A third offense could mean a fine up to $10,000, up to 10 years of incarceration. Don't take chances with your future freedom. Get a defense lawyer that knows the system on your side immediately.

Fighting for the Rights of the Criminally Accused

We also defend against all types of internet crimes, juvenile crimes, and sex crimes, including charges of rape, and child pornography offenses. We are committed advocates for the accused in all types of theft crimes, including shoplifting, burglary, robbery, carjacking and others. If you are under investigation or are accused of being involved in white collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, forgery or other type of offense, you need to ensure you have a highly qualified defender.

These are difficult cases that demand a high level of skill to be successful at trial. We have access to some of the most respected expert witnesses to provide support for our case for your defense. No matter what legal situation you are facing in criminal court, our firm can help you fight. We know criminal law and we are highly professional, respected, and prepared to evaluate your situation and advise you about what action should be undertaken for you. We should get involved in your defense as early as possible.

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  • “Was very honest and let me know what I needed to do to dismiss my case and got me plenty of time to do it.”

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