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Felony Crimes

Criminal Lawyer for Felony Charges

A felony is a crime that is punishable by one year to a lifetime in prison, extensive fines, or even the death penalty in some cases. Due to the seriousness of felony charges and the severe penalties that may be imposed upon a conviction, it is essential to contact a Chicago criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights and freedom. Our team at the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates knows what it takes for a successful defense against felony charges. We are former prosecutors and have years of experience to draw upon as we handle your case. We are ready to address your felony charges head-on with our experienced and aggressive counsel.

Different Types of Felony Crimes

Some of the types of felony cases we can handle in the Chicago area include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking another's life by murder or manslaughter
  • Violent and forced sex crimes, such as rape
  • All forms of kidnapping whether for ransom or during carjacking
  • Intimidation by threatening another through mail, internet, phone or in person
  • Stalking or unlawful surveillance
  • Hate crimes committed against another because of race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Distribution of illegal drugs
  • Weapon charges
  • More than $300 worth in harm to property

Those convicted of felony crimes can have their lives changed forever. A felon who has served time may find it difficult to find employment. The types of available jobs may be limited and a felon cannot hold certain professional licenses. Parole may be prolonged and confining. Working with a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with handling felony charges is vital when faced with such serious consequences. A lawyer can examine the arrest records, search and seizure warrants and evidence presented by a prosecutor. From that examination, an attorney can then build a strong defense in order to protect the rights and freedom of the accused.

Our lawyers aggressively defend our clients throughout the Chicago area and all of Cook County and the surrounding communities and have successfully had many types of felony charges reduced, acquitted, or dismissed. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our lawyers and find out how we can handle your case.

Contact a Chicago felony lawyer at our firm to talk about your case