Addison, Illinois, Criminal Defense Lawyers
Call Us at (630) 474-8000 to Discuss Your Criminal Charges
It is the unfortunate truth that unrepresented criminal defendants regularly receive harsher outcomes than defendants with skilled defense counsel. While you have the right to represent yourself, it is never wise to face a criminal case alone. The criminal justice system in Illinois is complex and difficult to navigate, and it is all too easy for you to unknowingly make a mistake that unnecessarily affects your freedom and finances for years to come. Instead, you should always have a criminal defense lawyer at your back who fully understands Illinois criminal laws, as well as your rights and options in your specific case.
At the law firm of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., our lawyers have over four decades of combined experience, including more than 10,000 criminal cases. We are well-recognized for regularly obtaining favorable results for our clients in even the most serious criminal matters. We dedicate ourselves to our clients and are available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If the police arrest you, do not hesitate to call to discuss your rights and seek assistance at any time. We help you from the very beginning through the very end of your case, whether a prosecutor drops your charges, you decide to plead guilty, or we take your case to trial.
Call to Discuss Your Criminal Allegations
Every criminal case is different from the next, including the severity of the charges, the potential penalties for a conviction, and the most effective defense strategy. A prosecutor may treat you like a case number, but we know a one-size-fits-all approach never works in criminal defense. This is why our clients receive personalized, one-on-one attention and analysis of the facts of each case.
We handle the wide range of criminal charges, from traffic violations to violent felony allegations. Some cases we handle include:
- Traffic offenses
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Battery and domestic battery
- Drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- White collar crimes
- Sex crimes
- Felony cases
- Juvenile crimes
- Parole and probation violations
Not every criminal defense attorney has the experience necessary to take on serious cases such as sex crimes, drug trafficking, large-scale white collar schemes, or acts of violence. A conviction for any one of these can mean a lengthy term of imprisonment, costly fines, and a lifelong criminal record. For this reason, you want to ensure that you get help from a law firm that regularly and successfully takes on the tough cases.
At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we have the experience, drive, and resources to aggressively defend against serious felony charges. We also recognize that misdemeanor cases can also have a significant effect on your life, and we devote the necessary attention and resources to cases that may seem “minor.” The truth is that NO criminal case is minor, as any conviction can have lasting consequences. Call our office to discuss your specific charges today.
Aggressive Defense You Can Trust
We have a straightforward goal for every case: help you avoid jail time and a criminal record. Even a misdemeanor conviction on your record can hurt your chances of getting certain jobs, renting housing, holding professional licenses, and more. For this reason, we are ready to fight charges at trial whenever necessary.
Even if a case never goes to trial, we prepare for it! This includes:
- Fully investigating the facts of the allegations against you
- Examining the circumstances of your arrest and determining whether the authorities violated your rights in any way
- Using any constitutional violations to suppress evidence against you
- Identifying which legal defenses apply to your situation
- Gathering evidence to support any legal defenses
- Conducting thorough discovery, including interviewing witnesses and reviewing the prosecutor’s evidence
- Finding holes in the prosecutor’s case to challenge their ability to prove your charges beyond a reasonable doubt
- Arguing for the court to drop your charges
- Negotiating to obtain a plea bargain with reduced charges should you plead guilty
- Determining if you are eligible for any diversion programs or other options to prevent a conviction on your record
- Zealously representing you at a jury trial
We work to get the best possible resolution in every case, whether that involves having charges dismissed or reduced or an acquittal at trial.
We also deal with matters after an initial criminal case ends. This can include getting your arrest and charge expunged, so your criminal record will be clean. This is critical since many prospective employers, landlords, and others may judge you based solely on an arrest—even if it never resulted in a conviction.
Our Reputation Speaks for Itself!
Martin & Kent, L.L.C. has a reputation for success in criminal courts throughout DuPage County. This is important because prosecutors know we will not back down. As former prosecutors ourselves, we hold the State to the highest standard when it comes to proving charges, and we know how to challenge the prosecution to get the most favorable outcome for you.
Our criminal defense attorneys are repeatedly recognized for excellence, including having 10.0 Superb Avvo ratings, awards from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, and named Top Lawyers in Illinois for several years in a row. Attorney Timothy Martin received the prestigious title of Super Lawyer, which is a selective honor reserved for the most respected attorneys in each state.
This reputation is not arbitrary—we earned it based on our proven successes in Illinois criminal courts. We commit ourselves to be advocates for defendants throughout the entire criminal process, from an investigation or arrest, all the way to the resolution of the case.
Contact Our Skilled Criminal Defense Team in Addison, Illinois, Today
The sooner you call after an arrest, the sooner we can protect your rights and start building your defense. Having Martin & Kent, L.L.C., on your side sends a message to the prosecution that you will not go down without a fight. Do not risk unnecessarily harsh penalties or wrongful convictions—call our criminal defense lawyers right away at (630) 474-8000. We are available to help 24 hours a day.