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Criminal Defense Questions Answered

Your go-to resource for addressing common queries about legal proceedings and strategies. Discover valuable insights, from understanding your rights to insights on the legal process, empowering you to make informed decisions during challenging times.


If I’m arrested for one thing, can I be charged with a different crime?

Absolutely! In fact, this is more common than most people realize. When someone is arrested, it’s usually for a single act. After a case goes to a grand jury or preliminary hearing, the state can charge additional offenses.

Is my record expunged after a certain amount of time?

No. This is a common misconception. In order to expunge your record, the petitioner must file a petition requesting that the offenses be sealed or expunged. The state has an opportunity to object to the petition. A judge makes the final determination.

Do you do civil asset forfeiture cases?

Many times when clients are arrested their property will be seized. I do assist my clients in attempting to retrieve their property.

Can you guarantee that I will win my case?

Ethically, I cannot say I will win your case. I will do everything I can to achieve a successful outcome in every case.

Are traffic offenses serious?

All traffic cases are serious. Many traffic offenses have mandatory jail sentences in case of a conviction.

What do you charge?

What I charge depends on the seriousness of the offense, how long I estimate it will take for a possible resolution, and your previous criminal history. Representation starts at $750 for a preliminary hearing.

Do you offer free consultations?

I do office consultations that start at $100 for an initial consultation which can be applied toward the initial payment of your retainer. I also do consultations in jail that begin at $150 in Cook County.

Do you accept payment plans?

Yes, I always look for ways to work with clients to ease the financial burden.

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