One of the greatest calamities that can befall a person in our society is to be charged with a criminal offense. Based on mere accusations, the government through the machinery of criminal prosecution focuses its formidable powers against the individual.

Amassed against the accused will be the prosecutor, the police, and oftentimes the general public. At Giannola Legal LLC, we are committed to providing the best legal representation and are sworn to protect our client’s interest.

The Cases We Handle

While some criminal accusations are more serious than others, our criminal defense lawyers in Dupage County, IL as well as Cook County and Will County, are aggressive, experienced and equipped to handle even the most complicated cases. We work proactively to evaluate every aspect of our cases, and we find that being aggressive in our defense strategies can often be the best approach. We are prepared to stand and fight for our clients from the time of accusation through to trial and beyond, handling all criminal and driving related matters including:

  • Expungement
  • Traffic tickets
  • License suspension
  • Aggravated speeding
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • DUIs
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Criminal damage to property
  • Theft and retail theft
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Battery
  • Violations of orders of protections
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Warrants

What Are Misdemeanors?

A misdemeanor is an offense punishable by up to one year in jail. Misdemeanors are more serious than a citation, but not as serious as felony charges.  At Giannola Legal LLC, we understand that even misdemeanors can have a far-reaching effect on an individual’s reputation, financial security, driving privileges, the right to possess a firearm, or even secure housing. We work diligently to push for dismissal or reduction of the charges against our clients.

 

Common examples of misdemeanors can be traffic offenses, such as aggravated speeding, DUI, driving on a suspended license, assault, battery, or domestic violence. In these cases, it is not easy for someone without significant legal experience to examine the strengths and weaknesses of a case. Our criminal defense lawyers in Dupage County, IL, and its surrounding counties know what it takes to win these cases for our clients.

 

Many, if not all, of these charges, can be charged as felonies or even upgraded by the prosecutor at a later time. Our experienced defense lawyers investigate all the facts of your specific case and come up with the most effective strategy for you. The defenses available to you for criminal charges are determined by your state’s laws and the specific circumstances of your case. Further, the defenses may not be obvious to someone not experienced with how the laws of Illinois work or how they can be used against even innocent people. This is why it is imperative to rely on a criminal defense lawyer in Dupage County, IL, as well as Will County and Cook County, for help.

What Are Felonies?

A felony is any charge that is punishable by incarceration by more than one (1) year. Time served for felony charges is generally served in a state prison rather than a county jail. Even charges that are originally charged as misdemeanors can be upgraded to felonies on the whim of the prosecutor. A felony is the most serious charge that can be brought against an individual, and the consequences are nearly always severe. Our defense lawyers understand what you are going through and want to help. Due to the severity of these cases and the potential consequences, you should trust experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy defense lawyers such as those at Giannola Legal LLC.

 

Contact Giannola Legal LLC’s criminal defense lawyers in DuPage County, IL so we can begin working on your defense.