Experienced and Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyers in Itasca, Illinois
We are a Team of Itasca Criminal Defense Attorneys Committed to Protecting the Rights of the Accuses
If the police have arrested you or you are under criminal investigation, it is important for you to do everything you can to protect your legal rights—which starts by retaining a qualified attorney. Failing to do so could result in the imposition of serious legal consequences, many of which could have been completely avoidable had you called a lawyer. Once you have legal representation, you can rest assured that the police and prosecutors will respect your rights and that the police will not trick you into saying or doing something that hurts your case. For this reason, it is critical to retain an attorney as soon as you can after an arrest, or you realize that law enforcement is investigating you.
The Itasca criminal defense attorneys of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., are former prosecutors who understand how the other side operates. We have over 42 years of legal experience between us and have handled more than 10,000 criminal cases. We use this considerable experience to make sure that each case we handle is resolved as favorably as possible, whether that means obtaining an acquittal at trial, negotiating a plea bargain that allows our client to avoid the most serious consequences associated with an offense, or using raising procedural or substantive arguments that result in a case being dismissed or dropped.
If you are facing criminal charges, we are here to help. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (630) 474-8000 right now to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced Itasca criminal defense attorney.
An Experienced, Highly-Regarded Team of Criminal Defense Attorneys
At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we have developed a reputation as aggressive criminal defense attorneys throughout Itasca and the rest of DuPage, Cook, and Kane Counties. When prosecutors see us on the other side, they know they’re in for a fight and that we won’t let them bully our clients into taking the first plea bargain they offer. We have been recognized by various organizations throughout the years as leading attorneys in our field. Here are some of our most notable awards and honors:
- 2013 Top Lawyers in Illinois
- 2014 Top Lawyers in Illinois
- 2015 Top Lawyers in Illinois
- 0 “Superb” Avvo Dating
- “10 Best” Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorney
In addition, Super Lawyers Magazine recently named founding partner Timothy Martin a Super Lawyer, an honor the publication reserves for less than five percent of attorneys in a given jurisdiction. In order to become a Super Lawyer, an attorney must go through a multiphase selection process that involved both independent and peer review.
An Itasca Criminal Conviction Can Result in Serious Legal and Collateral Consequences
After an arrest, it is critical to be aware of the fact that a conviction can result in extremely serious penalties. This is true even for crimes that many of us would consider “minor.” Even low-level misdemeanor offenses could potentially result in fines, probation, mandatory counseling, community service, and even jail. These consequences often have a ripple effect on the rest of your life, causing problems at work, home, and school.
In addition, a conviction on your record can directly result in negative collateral consequences that can arise long after any court-imposed sentence has ended. Some of the potential collateral consequences of an Illinois criminal conviction include the following:
- A conviction can make it much harder to get a job.
- A conviction can make it much harder to rent an apartment.
- A conviction can cause serious damage to your reputation in your community.
- A conviction can hurt your chances of getting into the college or university of your choice
- A conviction can cause problems when trying to obtain a professional license
Because of these serious and far-reaching potential consequences, it is critical for you to retain an attorney as soon as you can to represent you in our criminal case. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with an Itasca criminal defense lawyer.
Qualified to Represent People Accused of Any Criminal Offense
At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., our vast experience and depth of knowledge make us qualified to represent people accused of any offense. Some of the kinds of cases we regularly handle include:
- Battery and domestic battery
- Drug crimes
- Traffic offenses
- Sex crimes
- White collar crimes
- Theft crimes
- Felony cases
- Juvenile crimes
We Work Hard to Clear Your Criminal Record
In addition to fighting the underlying charges against you, we also work hard to clear your criminal record—which means expunging the record of your arrest, as the record of your arrest will exist even if you are ultimately not convicted. This reflects our commitment to ensuring that our clients obtain the best possible outcome.
In addition, if a court convicted you of a crime in the past, we can work to obtain an expungement or pardon, wiping your criminal record clean. This can help people move on with their lives without having their past indiscretions hold them back in the present. Not everyone is eligible for an expungement or pardon, however. To learn whether you are, call our office today.
Call Martin & Kent, L.L.C. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Criminal Defense Attorney in Itasca, Illinois
If the State’s Attorney, Attorney General, or a municipality has charged you with a crime, you are facing extremely serious consequences, regardless of the severity of the offense. Even a conviction for a relatively minor misdemeanor can have a profound impact on your life, often for years to come. It is for this reason that anyone facing a criminal case in Itasca or the surrounding areas should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will protect your legal rights and ensure that your case reaches the most favorable resolution possible. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Itasca criminal defense lawyers, call our 24/7 phone line at (630) 474-8000.