Kane County Criminal Defense Lawyers
Skilled and Aggressive Defense Law Firm with a Reputation for Success!
If the police arrest you, it is natural to have many questions. Should you answer their questions or exercise your right to remain silent? Should you call a defense attorney? If so, WHICH criminal defense firm should you call? Is it better to handle the case on your own?
Almost everyone who calls Martin & Kent, L.L.C., has similar questions. We can assure you that it is always wise to remain silent and call an attorney for representation as soon as possible. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers can begin defending you at the police station, ensuring that officers do not violate your rights and that you make no potentially incriminating statements that could hurt your case. We know that arrests do not always happen during business hours, which is why you can call us at (630) 474-8000 at any time—24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We know it can be tempting to represent yourself. However, know that if you try to handle your case on your own, the prosecution will inevitably take advantage of your lack of representation. You may end up pleading guilty to wrongful charges with unnecessarily severe penalties. Simply having the right defense lawyer on your side changes the entire situation, especially when you have Martin & Kent, L.L.C.
Charged With a Crime? We Can Help!
Maybe you had a friend who seemed to come away from a DUI case relatively unscathed. Perhaps you faced criminal charges in the past and believe you know how the system works. We can tell you that each and every criminal matter is different, with unique legal questions and complications, and it is always best to have a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer handling your case who is thoroughly familiar with criminal laws, courts, and procedures in Kane County.
At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we regularly handle cases involving all types of charges—from traffic violations to felony charges. The following are some examples of cases we take on:
- Traffic offenses
- Battery and domestic battery
- Theft crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Drug crimes
- Felony cases
- Sex crimes
- White collar crimes
- Probation violations
Every case can have consequences, including fines, points on your driver’s license, license suspension, probation, or jail time. Moreover, a criminal conviction can affect your life long after you complete any court-ordered sentence. A conviction can hurt your chances of getting a job or a professional license, being approved for a loan or a lease, keeping custody of your children, and more. We work to avoid convictions whenever possible to eliminate these lasting consequences.
Working for the Best Outcome in Every Case
The moment you hire our firm, we begin building an aggressive and effective defense strategy tailored to the circumstances of your case. We can help in many different circumstances, so please call us at any time in any of the following situations:You believe you are under investigation for a crime
- You think there may be a warrant for your arrest
- You are in custody after an arrest
- You received a summons notifying you of a criminal charge and a court date
- You are accused of violating conditions of your probation or parole
- You want information about getting your record expunged or sealed
Even though a conviction may seem inevitable, we know there are many tactics to defend against any type of criminal charges. We carefully investigate the circumstances of every case to identify any possible factor that can help with your defense. This may include constitutional violations by the police, an alibi, lack of intent, insufficient evidence of the prosecution, and more.
We know how to persuasively fight to have criminal charges dropped or reduced. However, we always prepare to take a case all the way to trial. This approach allows us to cover all the bases and build the most aggressive defense possible for you. Do not risk suffering needless consequences of a criminal case—instead, call our firm right away.
Why Choose Martin & Kent, L.L.C.?
Not every criminal defense attorney has the same experience and determination as we do at Martin & Kent, L.L.C. Some defense lawyers easily settle for any plea bargain they can get for their clients in order to avoid trial at almost any cost. At our firm, we have extensive litigation experience and never shy away from fighting for our clients in the courtroom when it is the right thing to do. We inform our clients of every implication of pleading guilty or going to trial, so you can make the best decision in your case. We prepare each case for trial because we know the decision is up to you.
Attorneys Timothy Martin and Scott Kent have more than 45 years of combined experience in criminal courts. Martin & Kent, L.L.C. has defended the rights of more than 10,000 criminal defendants. Prior to their defense careers, both attorneys spent years as prosecutors in DuPage County.
Experience as prosecutors can be invaluable for defense attorneys. It provided extensive opportunities for courtroom experience, including plea bargaining, motion practice, and bench or jury trials. This work also allowed Martin & Kent, L.L.C., to know how the prosecutor’s office works and their approach to different types of cases. This can provide an upper-hand when designing a defense to challenge the prosecution.
In addition, prosecutors in Kane County and DuPage County recognize the repeated and proven successes of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. They understand that we aggressively approach every case and will be worthy opponents in the courtroom. This only helps the interests of our clients in the face of serious criminal charges.
Contact Our Kane County Criminal Defense Attorneys as Soon as Possible
Martin & Kent, L.L.C. receives many honors and recognition for success, including as Top Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 10.0-rated Avvo lawyers, and more. Our experience and drive are unparalleled when it comes to criminal defense firms in Kane County, Illinois. Never settle for less when your freedom and rights are on the line—call our criminal defense lawyers at (630) 474-8000 at any time, day or night, for help.