- The right to remain silent.
- The right to be treated humanely.
- The right to avoid “cruel and unusual punishment.”
- The right to be treated as innocent until you are proven guilty in a court of law.
- The right to speak with an attorney before being questioned by police.
- The right to have your lawyer present when talking to the police.
- The right to be released if you are not charged in a specified amount of time.
- The right to a speedy trial.
Posting money or a bond as bail, which acts as a surety for your later appearance in court, is an option at this time. Before bail money or a bond is posted, contact a Chicago criminal law attorney to discuss your legal options.
A person charged with a crime may be faced with a probable cause hearing or another preliminary hearing. A defense attorney can attempt to get a dismissal or reduction of the criminal charge(s) at such a hearing.
If the case proceeds to trial, a competent and aggressive defense attorney is of paramount importance to the defendant, whether the trial is held before a judge alone or a jury. A defense attorney may also be able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the charges, possibly in a plea bargain.
There is a range of possible sentences for any given crime. A defense attorney will fight to get the most favorable sentence for an individual who is convicted of a crime.
If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811 or fill out the form on our website. The consultation is free.