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Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Don't wait to get legal advice if you've been accused of committing a crime in Lake County. At our office, we defend Lake County residents charged with all types of crimes, from drug possession to domestic battery. To talk to a Lake County criminal defense lawyer about your case, call our office at (312) 466-9466.

When it comes to criminal defense, there's no substitute for experience. At our offices, we have 30 years under our belt zealously defending Illinois residents accused of crimes. Criminal defense is a craft, and at the Law Offices of Steven R. Hunter, we have cultivated a practice we are proud of.

Do Not Go to Lake County Criminal Court Alone

Facing criminal charges can be daunting. The criminal justice system is confusing, and it may seem like there aren't many options available to you. When you come into our offices for a legal consultation, we will talk through the facts of your case. We will apply our knowledge and courtroom experience and provide you with our expert advice about how to proceed. Often, there are several options available to you, and it will ultimately be your decision which to pursue. Whatever you choose to do -- whether that is plead guilty or go to trial -- we will advocate vigorously on your behalf.

It is unwise to try to navigate the legal system alone. Just as you wouldn't attempt to diagnose a disease without consulting a medical expert, it is not advisable to try to try to craft your own criminal defense from scratch without assistance. In the criminal justice system, every decision you make can have serious, long-lasting consequences.

Choosing the Best Lake Country Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Case

Without a seasoned legal expert by your side, you run the risk of wading into dangerous territory.

Steven R. Hunter is a highly-respected criminal defense attorney in Lake County and across the state who has an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and the particularities of Lake County.

In the past, we have won victories for Illinois residents who were facing drug charges, allegations of domestic violence, or DUI charges. No matter what charge you've been arrested for in Lake County, you can be sure that we have defended another defendant for the same thing. Day in and day out, we are in court advocating on behalf of our clients to ensure that their rights are preserved and their futures are protected.

Useful Lake County Criminal Defense Resources

As a criminal defendant, it is important to be armed with the facts on what your rights and responsibilities are throughout the legal process. Below, you can find several articles about various crimes, legal defenses, and court information in Lake County.

  • Lake County Criminal Court -- If you have been accused of a crime in Lake County, your hearing will take place at Lake County Courthouse. More information about the courthouse branch locations, hours, and policies is explained in this article.
  • Lake County DUI Cases -- If you or a loved one is facing DUI charges in Lake County, it is important to be armed with the information about what options are available to you. A first DUI conviction usually doesn't carry harsh consequences, but repeat offenders could be looking at more severe penalties. We defend clients charged with Lake County DUI to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Lake County Domestic Violence Cases -- Domestic violence cases are some of the most common criminal cases in Lake County. Domestic battery, assault, and stalking are some of the various domestic violence crimes delineated by Illinois law. These cases are often fraught with complicated family dynamics or competing accounts of the truth. At our office, we understand the sensitive nature of domestic violence cases and have a track record of winning for clients facing these allegations.
  • Lake County Assault and Battery -- Battery and assault are serious crimes in the eyes of Illinois law, especially if aggravating circumstances were present. This article discusses the legal definitions of each charge, as well as legal defense strategies we use to fend off convictions. There is more than one way to fight an assault or battery prosecution, and with the help of an experienced Lake County criminal defense attorney, you can choose the one that is right for you and increase your chance of acquittal.
  • Lake County Order of Protection Process -- Orders of protection intend to keep a victim of violence safe from harm by prohibiting a perpetrator from contacting or approaching him or her. In Lake County, there are two classifications of orders: Emergency and Plenary. This article discusses how to obtain an Order of Protection in Lake County and the Circuit Court's process for granting orders.
  • Lake County Order of Protection Defenses -- Orders of protection can place severe limitations on a respondent's life. If an order of protection has been filed against you, you have the right to a hearing where you'll have the opportunity to tell your side of the story. The Law Office of Steven R. Hunter has represented scores of Illinois residents in their fight to ensure that the terms of the order are fair and just. In this article, we discuss your rights as a respondent and how to petition to modify an order of protection in Lake County.

Get Lake County Legal Representation for Your Criminal Case

Getting the best Lake County criminal defense attorney for your case is the key to increasing the odds of winning. We'd like you to consider using our criminal defense law firm to handle your case.

From A to Z, we can represent criminal defendants in all Lake County cities, including but not limited to: Antioch, Aptakisic, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Channel Lake, Deer Park, Deerfield, Diamond Lake, Forest Lake, Fort Sheridan, Fox Lake, Fox Lake Hills, Fox River Grove, Fremont Center, Gages Lake, Gilmer, Grandwood Park, Grass Lake, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hainesville, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Indian Creek, Ingleside, Island Lake, Ivanhoe, Kildeer and Knollwood.

We also can handle cases in Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Catherine, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Long Lake, Loon Lake, Mettawa, Millburn, Monaville, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Old Mill Creek, Palm Beach, Park City and Port Barrington.

We're not done yet. If you're a resident of Prairie View, Riverwoods, Rondout, Rosecrans, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Russell, Sylvan Lake, Third Lake, Tower Lakes, Venetian Village, Vernon Hills, Villages, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, West Miltmore, Wheeling, Wildwood, Winthrop Harbor, Wooster Lake or Zion, we can represent you.

Let's talk about your case. Give us a call at (312) 466-9466.

 

 

 

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