Naperville Criminal Defense Attorneys
Work With a Former Felony Prosecutor
Searching for a reputable criminal defense lawyer in Naperville? At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we are former felony prosecutors with more than 42 years of aggregate experience. We know the prosecution, and we know the defense, therefore, you can count on us to provide you with nothing short of topnotch legal representation!
Not only do we have decades of experience under our belts, but we have handled more than 10,000 criminal cases, and our Naperville criminal defense lawyers welcome the opportunity to defend you.
With offices in nearby Wheaton, the law firm of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., represents clients across the Chicago Metropolitan area, including Naperville. If you live in are charged with a crime in Naperville, Martin & Kent, L.L.C., can provide you with the high-quality legal representation you need.
Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation From Former Felony Prosecutors
The truth is, our vast experience cannot be compared to an attorney who practices multiple areas of law, or to someone who is fresh out of law school.
Martin & Kent, L.L.C., was founded by partners Tim Martin and Scott Kent. Now working on behalf of criminal defendants, Mr. Scott and Mr. Martin began their careers as felony prosecutors.
Mr. Martin worked as a prosecutor in the DuPage County State’s Attorney office, which gave him extensive courtroom experience in the criminal justice system. He has successfully handled a wide range of criminal cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney—and he understands how prosecutors work. Mr. Kent also worked as a prosecutor for more than 15 years in DuPage and McHenry Counties. He knows how to represent clients in cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. The firm’s experience allows them to best stand up for the rights of criminal defendants and aggressively defend against criminal charges.
Together, Mr. Martin and Mr. Kent represent more than 45 years of combined experience in criminal law. Their experiences as prosecutors give them a unique advantage over other criminal defense attorneys. Not only do they understand the law, but they understand how the prosecution thinks. The knowledge and perspective they gained as former prosecutors are invaluable to their clients, and help ensure that they give you the best representation at every turn.
More great reasons to hire our firm:
- “Top Lawyer in Illinois” Award by Super Lawyers®
- 10.0 Superb Rated by Avvo
- Former presidents of the Criminal Defense Bar Association
- We offer FREE consultations
- 24/7 availability
Aggressive Representation in Every Case
When you are facing criminal charges and the direct (criminal penalties), collateral (civil penalties), and social consequences of a potential conviction, you need an experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney who will fight tooth and nail to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.
Regardless if you are being accused of assault or murder, we are on your side and we will fight relentlessly to pursue the most favorable outcome possible. As a client-focused, result-oriented legal team, we stand ready to fight for your constitutional rights from start to finish.
We give every case our full effort and attention no matter how big or small. From misdemeanor traffic cases to serious felonies that carry significant prison time, Martin & Kent, L.L.C., is dedicated to providing you with the best representation possible.
We represent clients in Naperville and all throughout DuPage and Will Counties in their criminal defense matters. We routinely handle the following criminal defense cases:
- Misdemeanor and felony DUI
- Drug cases: possession, distribution, paraphernalia, and trafficking
- Domestic battery and orders of protection
- Sexual assault, child pornography, sexual abuse
- Retail theft—misdemeanor and felony
- Juvenile offenses
- Traffic: speeding, reckless driving, and other moving violations
- Juvenile crimes
- Felony cases
We’ve handled almost every kind of criminal case, but we understand that each case is unique. We use our knowledge and experience to give your case personal attention.
You Are Not Alone—Martin & Kent, L.L.C. Can Help
Criminal charges and a potential prison sentence can present a difficult, lonely time for most people. Embarrassment or shame can tempt people to delay hiring an attorney or to avoid seeking legal representation altogether. If you face criminal charges, the most important thing you can do for yourself is to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
Every defendant should understand that law enforcement and the prosecution are not acting in your best interests, even if they seem cooperative, understanding, fair, or friendly. The reality is that they want a conviction. They may employ a variety of tactics designed to trap you into surrendering your rights.
If you haven’t hired an attorney, law enforcement may subject you to improper questioning, hoping you will admit to something that does irreparable damage to your case. They may pressure you to sign documents or accept unfair agreements, regardless of whether you understand these documents or realize the implications of signing them. They may even try to intimidate you by charging you with heightened crimes or crimes that you didn’t commit.
A skilled criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights and achieve the best outcome possible.
The Criminal Justice System Is Extremely Complicated
Working through the criminal justice system presents extraordinary challenges for non-lawyers. You could potentially forfeit your rights by missing a filing deadline, by misfiling a document, or by failing to comply with any number of court and procedural rules. Just one of these missteps could do serious damage to your case, and result in you losing your rights.
In addition to the procedural challenges, you need to understand the law and the cases that interpret that law. This can pose difficulties for non-lawyers and challenges for inexperienced lawyers. You need an attorney who understands both the law and the processes needed to get you the results you deserve.
Martin & Kent, L.L.C.: We Fight to Win Your Case!!!
For many attorneys, the primary goal is to avoid trial by settling your case. At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we prepare your case for trial on the very first day. By mounting an aggressive defense to the charges, we let the prosecution know that we will not back down until we get the best possible results for clients. We make the prosecution prove every claim and let them take nothing for granted.
We are also tough negotiators for our clients. If the prosecution offers a plea bargain, we won’t recommend that you accept it until we are convinced that it is the very best offer and represents the best possible outcome for your case.
Our ultimate goal is to keep you out of jail and to keep a criminal conviction off of your record. As fierce advocates for you, we’ll fight for your rights every step of the way.
Our Number One Goal Is to Win Your Case And Protect Your Record
We have handled over 10,000 criminal cases and we are ready to fight for you!
Contact a Solid Naperville Defense Lawyer as Soon as Possible
If you are charged with a crime, the clock is ticking—you need someone in your corner as soon as possible. Procrastination and delays could potentially jeopardize your case, resulting in a prison time and hefty fines, so act now. The prosecution won’t wait to proceed with the case, so you shouldn’t wait to find high-quality legal representation.
No matter your situation, you and your future are our top priority. We have a pool of resources and experts to help us build a strong case on your behalf.
With cutting-edge technology at our fingertips, expert witnesses, off-duty police officers and private detectives, we have an arsenal at our disposal when it comes to gathering evidence and building strong cases on our clients’ behalf.
Martin & Kent, L.L.C., represents criminal defendants across the Chicago metropolitan area, and provides our clients with aggressive, high-quality representation. If you were arrested and charged with a crime in Naperville, contact us for a free consultation.
You deserve the best representation you can find. Call us at (630) 474-8000 right away to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our defense team!