When you are charged with a crime in Northbrook, taking action to defend yourself against criminal charges is key. In fact, the first thing that you should do is exercise your right to remain silent and ask to call an attorney. When you contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, our experienced Northbrook criminal defense attorney will be prepared to provide you with the representation you need, and will work hard on your behalf.
Our experienced Northbrook criminal defense attorney is prepared to defend you against charges and represent you as you navigate the criminal courts. We have experience representing those charged with a wide range of crimes, including:
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Northbrook, we want to talk with you. We can help you to understand your rights and build a strong defense.
One of the most important things to remember about being charged with a crime in Northbrook is that a criminal charge is not the same as a criminal conviction. What’s more, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the prosecution is charged with providing evidence to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
You also have a number of rights as you move through the criminal system, including the right to representation from a competent lawyer. Your lawyer can help you to understand other rights, such as when and how evidence against you can be collected and presented to the court, when you have to testify, whether or not you have to talk to police, and more.
One right that you have is the right to represent yourself – you do not have to hire an attorney to represent you. However, having an attorney on your side greatly improves the chances that your case will be resolved in your favor.
If your case is not resolved in your favor and you are convicted of a crime, you may face very serious penalties as such. Depending upon the crime, you may be penalized by:
In addition to the above, keep in mind that a criminal conviction will remain on your permanent record. Even if you serve your time and face the penalties, the mark on your criminal record could prevent you from securing certain opportunities for years in the future.
Don’t hesitate to take action immediately if you have been charged with a crime. By acting quickly, you protect yourself. Contact our Northbrook criminal defense lawyer today by phone or online.
Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.