Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Addressing Criminal Charges and Investigations in Chicago
The facts of the matter are simple. The conviction rate for prosecutors has been steadily rising for years now. Across the U.S. both politicians and legal officials are taking tougher stances against crime and this almost always translates to stiffer sentencing requirements and mandatory penalties. Areas of leniency and judicial discretion in lessening punishments have grown increasingly restricted as State’s Attorneys and lawmakers enact minimum sentences and penalties that must be doled out.
To fight for your rights and to protect yourself against harsh sentences, you need the backing of experienced and aggressive legal counsel. When choosing a Chicago criminal defense attorney you will want one with years of experience in defending individuals against criminal charges. In addition, it is not enough to merely know the law – they must have numerous and up-to-date courtroom trial experience. At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates we have been defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges for years. Our founding attorney has more than 16 years of experience in criminal law. Our team includes former prosecutors who have handled literally thousands of criminal cases in their careers thus far. We understand how to properly defend your case and to protect your rights.
In many cases we are called upon to appeal prior unsatisfactory convictions. Cases that have already gone to trial and for which a conviction has been obtained are not necessarily over with. We can and do examine these cases with fine tooth combs to ensure that every legal action was properly taken, that the evidence was valid and complete, that the court correctly applied the law to your circumstances and that your rights were not violated. When we find violations or suspicious actions then we stand ready to mount a new defense and appeal on your behalf.
Getting the Correct Legal Help for your Defense
The law and its application have become increasing complex over the years. While one could legally defend themselves it is ill-advised and a seldom chosen option. The vast majority of a defense case is spent on complex legal actions and filings. Understanding the rules of the game allows one to also understand and formulate the correct strategy to get a case its best potential outcome.
The consequences of a criminal conviction can be very severe and damage your life for years to come. Contact a Chicago criminal attorney at our firm for initial interview and find out how we can help!