DUI · Misdemeanor · Felony · Traffic Tickets
At Lafata Law, we understand that getting arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be a traumatic and unpleasant experience. However, it is imperative to hire an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are being protected from arrest to sentencing.
In many misdemeanor and traffic cases, you will be released upon your signature agreeing to return to court to answer for the charges. This is known as being released on your own recognizance. If you were arrested for a felony offense in the state of Illinois, you may be required to post a monetary bond in order to secure your release from jail.
Under either method of posting bond, when you were released you were likely given some important documents. One of those documents contains a court order detailing the rules you must abide by while on bond. It is very important that you understand the rules or “conditions” of bond once you are released from jail. If you are found to have violated your conditions of bond, you could have your bond revoked and remain in custody until your case is resolved. At Lafata Law our skilled criminal defense attorneys will review your bond conditions with you and ensure that the monetary bond and “conditions” imposed upon you are fair and reasonable.
Another important document that you likely received is the complaint. A criminal complaint is the formal method of being charged with an offense in Illinois. The complaint will state the names and statutory citations for the charges against you. It will also contain a brief factual description of the specific actions that resulted in the criminal charges. Let the attorneys at Lafata Law review the facts of your case to determine if the charges against you are appropriate, and if so, negotiate for a successful outcome on your behalf.
At Lafata Law, years of experience as a prosecutor handling misdemeanor and felony criminal cases has built a wealth of knowledge ready to go to work for you. We have experience handling a multitude of criminal offenses including, but not limited to, petty traffic offenses, DUIs, theft, battery, domestic battery, aggravated battery, burglary, robbery, armed robbery, attempted murder, and felony drug offenses. At Lafata Law, we will take time to understand the facts of your case and all of the surrounding circumstances leading up to it. We will honestly evaluate your case and educate you on every possible solution, and its potential consequences. Our experience will be tailored to meet your individual legal needs. Should your case proceed to trial, you can rest assured that a well-trained, experienced attorney will be at your side presenting your case to a judge or jury.
Lafata Law practices in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall, Dekalb and Lake counties. Contact us today for your free legal consultation.