How a Chicago Theft Possession Attorney May be able to Help
If you have been charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle in Chicago, we would like to help you challenge these theft charges. We are the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates and we serve the Chicago community with high-quality, aggressive criminal defense representation. Our legal team has handled thousands of criminal cases both as prosecutors and now as defense lawyers. With this breadth of experience, we know what to expect from prosecutors and how to respond to our clients' advantage. This has enabled us to build an impressive track record of success through the years.
If you would like personalized and aggressive legal counsel for your possession of a stolen vehicle charges, you have come to the right place. Schedule a free, confidential consultation with a Chicago criminal attorney at our offices today and find out how we can help you.
About Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
To obtain a conviction, the government must prove that the car was stolen, the defendant had possession of the car and that he or she knew it was stolen. The penalty for a conviction is 3 to 7 years in prison, and a defendant may also experience other consequences such as a ruined reputation and difficulty obtaining a good job or acquiring loans in the future.
Our team takes our obligation of energetic defense counsel seriously because we know the far-reaching consequences that a possession of stolen vehicle conviction can have on a person's life. We scrutinize the evidence for inconsistencies. We look for violations of our clients' constitutional rights. When we find them, we file motions to suppress the evidence that was obtained. This may lead to a dismissal of charges. We insist that the prosecution prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and where there are any shortcomings in the evidence we insist that the jury acquit.
Contact a Chicago theft possession attorney at our offices to learn more about how we can handle your possession of a stolen motor vehicle charges.