Criminal Defense Lawyers in Lombard, Illinois
If you live in Lombard and are charged with a crime, you may wonder whether you need to go downtown to find a criminal defense attorney who can represent you. With offices in nearby Wheaton, Martin & Kent, L.L.C., can offer you aggressive and effective local representation from former DuPage Felony Prosecutors.
The prospect of a conviction for criminal charges creates a harrowing experience for anyone. In your hour of need, you need a lawyer who understands your case and knows the local court system. You need a lawyer you can trust.
Don’t Go It Alone—A Solid Attorney Can Help You Win Your Case!
If you’re facing a conviction or time in jail, defending yourself without an attorney can prove extremely dangerous. The prosecution may seem like it has your best interests in mind, but the reality is that they want a conviction. The prosecution represents only the government, not the defendant. Representing yourself will generally ensure the same result as letting the prosecution represent you.
For example, without an attorney present, law enforcement may subject you to improper questioning or employ other tactics designed to trap you. They may try to get you to admit to things that you didn’t do, or don’t have to talk about. Prosecutors may coerce or pressure you to accept unfair plea agreements. And keep in mind that they don’t have to tell you that the evidence may not support their case, or that they may have illegally obtained the evidence against you.
Once you’ve hired an attorney, neither the police nor the prosecutor can talk to you without your lawyer present. An experienced lawyer lawyer will evaluate the prosecution’s case, help you understand your own case, and give you all the information you need to make informed decisions.
Another common prosecution tactic is to intimidate defendants by charging them with multiple crimes or overcharging them with more serious crimes. Prosecutors may know they cannot prove these crimes and may not even care whether you actually committed them. This tactic designed to intimidate you so that you will accept whatever terms they offer. Law enforcement and prosecutors often use these extremely aggressive strategies at the expense of defendants’ rights.
The criminal justice system is extremely difficult for non-lawyers to navigate. You could lose your case and forfeit your rights simply by missing a deadline, failing to submit a document, or failing to comply with other court rules. One misstep can cause irreparable damage to your case, and result in lengthy prison sentences or heavy fines.
On top of all of that, you also need to understand the law. When authorities charge you with a crime, they are alleging that you broke a specific law—perhaps a vague and complicated law. In addition, hundreds of cases could interpret that law and guide judges in its application. Most non-lawyers feel completely overwhelmed simply by trying to understand the complicated legal terms and theories that the prosecution uses in its court filings.
A good criminal defense attorney can help you understand the law, navigate the criminal justice system, and avoid these common pitfalls.
Martin & Kent, L.L.C.: We Fight for You Our Client!
The bottom line is that you need someone on your side, not on the side of law enforcement. Martin & Kent, L.L.C., provides the highest quality representation to our clients, and we will zealously fight for your rights every step of the way. Our expertise will save you time and stress, but also help you achieve the best possible result—a result that you may not achieve if you represent yourself.
Founded by partners Tim Martin and Scott Kent, Martin & Kent, L.L.C., has handled over 10,000 criminal defense cases across the Chicago metropolitan area, including the Village of Lombard. Together, Mr. Martin and Mr. Scott represent over 45 years of combined experience.
Earlier in their careers, Mr. Martin and Mrs. Scott both served as felony prosecutors. Their time as prosecutors gives Mr. Martin and Mr. Scott the ability to help their clients in ways that other criminal defense attorneys cannot. They know your case from the prosecutor’s perspective, and know the prosecution’s strategies and tactics inside and out. Their experience as former prosecutors has made the difference for thousands of clients.
Clients are the number one priority at Martin & Kent, L.L.C. We offer tough, aggressive representation and we work tirelessly for you to achieve a fair and just result. Not only do we know the law, but we know the local courts, judges, and prosecutors.
We’re not here to settle cases or avoid trial—our goal is to keep you out of jail and keep a criminal conviction off of your record. From the minute you hire us, we prepare your case as if we are going to trial—and we send a message to the prosecution that we intend to aggressively contest your charges and will not back down. We are tough negotiators, and we counsel our clients to accept plea agreements only if we are confident that the prosecution has made its best offer and it represents the best possible outcome for you.
We Handle All Types of Criminal Cases
From misdemeanor traffic cases to serious felony cases with years of potential prison time, Martin & Kent, L.L.C., can help you with your case. We handle:
- Retail Theft or general Theft Cases
- Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Possession Cases
- Domestic Battery and Orders of Protection
- Aggravated Battery and Assault cases
- Juvenile Cases
- Delivery of Cannibas or Narcotics Drug cases
- Expungement and Sealing of Criminal cases
We also handle probation, parole violation cases, and represent clients in early termination matters.
Contact a Lombard Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Criminal charges not only bring fear and stress, but the process can confuse and disorient anyone. A simple mistake can result in grave repercussions, and no one wants to go to jail or suffer the consequences of a criminal conviction. You need someone to help you navigate these difficult waters.
Martin & Kent, L.L.C., provides its clients with aggressive, high-quality representation. If you were arrested and charged with a crime in Lombard, we will fight to protect your rights. If you want a free consultation, call us today at (630) 474-8000.