Kane County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Kane County? If so, you may be confused about where to turn. If you are looking for an Illinois criminal defense lawyer you can trust, don't hesitate to give our offices a call at (312) 466-9466. We have decades of experience defending Illinois residents just like you.

Being charged with a crime in Kane County is a serious matter that can result in a long list of negative consequences if the case is not handled properly:

  • A long jail or prison sentence
  • Loss of driving privileges (in the case of a DUI conviction)
  • Having to register as a sex offender (in the case of a sex offense conviction)
  • Loss of the right to vote
  • Revocation of a professional license
  • Losing one's job and difficulties finding work in the future due to a criminal record
  • Loss of child custody rights and ineligibility for adopting a child
  • Inability to obtain a green card
  • Loss of the ability to own a firearm
  • Inability to get student loans or to get accepted into college
  • Inability to have a business that gets government contracts
  • Harsher sentencing of any future crime convictions
  • Alienation from former friends and family
  • Long-lasting reputation damage to you and your family

Given all of these negative consequences, it's critically important that you find the best Kane County criminal defense lawyer to handle your case.

How We Handle Kane County Criminal Cases

Over our 30 years in criminal defense practice in Illinois, we have learned that every criminal case is unique. The law is uniform across the state, but each individual case comes with its own nuances and thus merits its own specifically-crafted legal strategy.

The varying perspectives of different Kane County judges and the nuances and facts related to the city where the arrest was made also come into play. There are often dozens of factors to be considered in order to come up with the ideal criminal defense strategy.

At the Law Offices of Steven R. Hunter, we believe that every client deserves highly-personalized attention and advice. We are wholeheartedly committed to preserving the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. We work closely with our clients to increase the odds of a favorable outcome, and we believe we may be the right answer for you as you search for the best Kane County criminal defense lawyer to handle your case.

Let's find out. Give us a call at (312) 466-9466.

Common Criminal Charges in Kane County

Based on Illinois State Police arrest data, the most common cause for arrest in Kane County is a drug offense. A 2015 report tallied about 2,500 Kane County drug arrests over the course of the year. The next most common offenses were domestic offenses and theft.

These numbers do not take into account the arrests made by each municipality's police department, but they provide a general idea of the types of charges that are most common in Kane County.

We defend clients who are being accused with all of the above crimes as well as any criminal charge.

If you have been arrested or charged with violating an Illinois law, we recommend that you hire a lawyer immediately. It is important to solicit the advice of a seasoned Kane County criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. In a criminal case, every decision you make can have serious consequences, and anything you say to law enforcement can be used against you. We recommend to all of our clients not to talk to the police or the State prosecutors without your attorney by your side.

Using our knowledge of Illinois criminal law cultivated over decades in the practice, we zealously represent criminal defendants in Kane County and across the state. Below, you can find several resources about the Kane County criminal court system and Kane County criminal process. If you would like to schedule a free in-office consultation with our Kane County criminal defense attorneys, give our offices a call at (312) 466-9466.

Useful Kane County Criminal Defense Resources

Under the Bill of Rights, criminal defendants have various rights in the United States that cannot be violated, and Kane County is of course subject to these critically important laws and rights. These rights have been affirmed and defined by the courts since the nation's founding up until the present. As criminal defense attorneys, it is our job to make sure those rights are preserved, and that the court system does right by you.

To learn more about what to expect if you are facing criminal charges in Kane County, we've assembled a series of helpful resources for Kane County criminal defendants:

  • Kane County Drug Cases -- There are several types of crimes that fall under the umbrella of "drug crimes," including possession, intent to deliver, and trafficking. We represent clients charged with all Kane County drug charges. In this article, you can find more information about Illinois drug law and legal defense strategies at your disposal.
  • Kane County Criminal Court -- There are several criminal courthouses in Kane County. If you find yourself arrested or charged with a crime, you will receive a summons to appear in court. This useful page provides courthouse locations, hours, and policies in Kane County.
  • Kane County Criminal Records Search -- Court records are available to the public under Illinois law. In this article, we discuss how to obtain your own record and the process for sealing and expungement.
  • Kane County Drug Court -- Kane County has created a separate branch of its criminal court specifically for drug-related charges, which is called Drug Court. If you choose to move your case to drug court, there will be a different procedure for sentencing that provides rehabilitative options like drug counseling or substance abuse treatment.
  • Kane County Domestic Violence Attorney -- Domestic violence is a serious crime in the eyes of Illinois law. While a first offense is usually classified as a misdemeanor, repeat offenses are usually felonies. Don't wait to obtain legal advice if you find yourself facing a Kane County domestic violence criminal case.


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