Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be devastating for anyone, regardless of whether you have faced charges in the past. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we know how important it is to help you develop a winning defense strategy to avoid a criminal conviction. A dedicated Naperville criminal defense lawyer at our firm can evaluate your case today and can begin working on a plan for your defense.
When you are facing criminal charges, you need to have an experienced and aggressive Naperville criminal defense attorney on your side. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we have years of experience tailoring defense strategies to the specific facts of our clients’ cases and helping defendants to beat the charges they are facing. We routinely represent people who are facing the following types of criminal charges:
Illinois categorizes crimes as a misdemeanor and felony offenses, with felony offenses being the more serious crimes that carry steeper penalties upon conviction. Even within these categories, different criminal offenses are further classified by “class.” Misdemeanor offenses under Illinois law range from Class C misdemeanors (the least serious) to Class A misdemeanors (the most serious type of misdemeanor offense). Felonies range from Class 4 felonies (the least serious type of felony) to Class X felonies (the most serious type of felony offense).
The following are the potential criminal penalties a person can face upon conviction:
In addition to terms of imprisonment and monetary fines, a person can also be required to pay restitution, submit to electronic monitoring and home detention, attend drug court or another similar treatment program, and other requirements and penalties. In some cases, it may be possible to have charges reduced or to seek eligibility for a diversionary program that can allow you to avoid having a criminal record.
When you are facing criminal charges, you should get in touch with an experienced Naperville criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we are here to assist you with your defense. We will take every step we can to help you fight the charges you are facing. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus today for more information about developing a defense strategy in your case.
Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.
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