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Why Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney?

At Sullivan Law, PC, in Fairview Heights, Illinois, we hear about it all the time. Somebody decided to defend themselves in court on criminal charges. Again.

We usually hear about it, unfortunately, only after that person has realized they should have hired us to protect their rights and to help them understand options they did not know they had until after it was too late.

Many people facing criminal defense charges go to court thinking they just need to “tell it like it is,” and the judge will understand. While admirable, that approach does not deal with the realities of the situation.

Criminal defense law has its own rules and practices. Each type of criminal charge has its own interpretations. These nuances can often make the difference in a case, not just between guilty and not guilty, but between various degrees of guilt and different kinds of punishments. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand the terrain in which you now find yourself.

What are your rights? Most people do not know the answer to that question, but we will. Further, we will protect those rights for you so you do not make a bad deal with a prosecutor. Remember: The prosecutor is not required to disclose the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. Let us handle that for you.

What are your options? We can often present clients with options, including educational options, that can lessen the charges they face and even get them dismissed.

What consequences do you face? You can depend on us to help you understand if your criminal charges will affect your other rights. Your right to own a firearm, for instance, could be at risk. We will also help you understand whether a particular option will affect your future prospects in employment or education.

Our lawyers can provide you with the knowledge you need right now to make intelligent decisions about your future. With more than 50 years of combined experience between them, they know how the criminal defense system works.

Putting us to work on your case gives you the benefit of that knowledge. Call us today at 618-277-1400 or contact us online for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. Together, we will build the best defense possible.