Proven State And Federal Defense Lawyers In Chicago
If you have been charged with a crime, you should know that your opponent starts with the upper hand. State and federal law enforcement, prosecutors and other government agencies have the time and resources to fully investigate your case, gather evidence and build a strategy. Taking on the government alone is not a viable option.
You need a criminal law attorney who cares about your freedom as much as you do — one with the skills and experience to fight back against heavy-handed prosecutors. That’s what you can expect when you contact us at Cheronis, Parente & Levitt LLC.
Put Our Reputation For Results To Work For You
Prosecutors do not offer a favorable plea agreement out of a sense of charity. Prosecutors are reasonable when they understand that a charge is not supported by evidence or where they feel uncertain about their ability to obtain a conviction at trial. However, if you are represented by a criminal defense lawyer who never takes cases to trial, the prosecution has no reason to be concerned. In short — you have no leverage.
At Cheronis, Parente & Levitt LLC, we fully investigate the facts of each case through a thorough discovery process. We will dig into the allegations against you to try and uncover any false assumptions, contradictory information or even evidence that can be used in your favor. Where helpful, we have the ability to retain experts to uncover flaws in the prosecution’s theory of the case. Remember, just because the prosecution claims to have a strong case to incriminate you, doesn’t mean they actually do.
If we feel it is in your best interest to fight the criminal charges at trial, we are always prepared to do so. We are a trial law firm. We always begin each case from the position that we may ultimately need to argue it in front of a judge and jury. We are at home in this setting, where we have obtained many not-guilty verdicts in serious cases. We believe strongly that clients benefit from our reputation for skilled and successful trial advocacy.
Dedicated To Criminal Defense Representation
Our attorneys and the rest of our team are dedicated exclusively to criminal defense representation. This is what we have devoted our careers to. It is what we do every day. For this reason, we know exactly what you are up against. We know how law enforcement and prosecutors work. We understand how judges and juries think. We are prepared to defend against any criminal charge. No case is too complicated.
We defend against criminal charges in state and federal courts. We are highly experienced in handling a broad range of criminal charges, including:
- White collar crimes: We have experience handling fraud charges of all kinds, including mortgage fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud and Medicaid/Medicare fraud. We defend against charges of embezzlement, money laundering and more, and can handle RICO cases. We also handle civil fraud cases.
- Violent crimes: We handle all violent crimes charges, including murder, kidnapping, assault and aggravated assault, rape, armed robbery and weapons offenses.
- Sex crimes: We have the skills and tenacity to aggressively defend against all types of sex crime charges, including rape, sexual assault, statutory rape, solicitation of a minor, internet sex crimes and possession of child pornography.
- Drug charges: We aggressively defend clients accused of drug possession, drug trafficking, drug distribution, and other charges involving controlled substances and prescription drugs. Our attorney has suppressed evidence and obtained not-guilty verdicts at trial.
Handling All Facets Of Criminal Law
Whether you have been subpoenaed or you believe you are being investigated, we will act quickly to protect your rights during a grand jury investigation. When law enforcement arrives at your home to ask you questions, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. Our team also has experience handling criminal appeals at all levels. We can help if you have been arrested, if you are under investigation, or if you are seeking to appeal a prior decision.