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When Arrest Stats Go Up, So Does the Need for Criminal Defense

In a vicious circle of responding to statistics, the mayor of Chicago has recently responded to statistics noting the high level of violence in the city with an increased police presence in areas where there tends to be more trouble. This increased patrol has led to an increase in arrests for violent crimes, which means that the statistics related to the number of violent crimes in the city will likewise increase. As this statistical cat-and-mouse charade plays out, there is also, understandably, an increase in the number of individuals who need the services of a criminal defense law firm.

 

With Chicago Police targeting areas of the city more ardently, traffic stops, monitoring of city transit, and patrolling of neighborhoods has increased. Also on the rise are the number of arrests in those areas. However, when statistics surrounding the number of arrests made increases, invariably so do the number of charges that are eventually dropped because there is not enough evidence for the D.A.’s office to proceed. In other words, if arrests in Chicago are on the rise, then the number of innocent people arrested will rise, too. And if those numbers go up, the number of those in need of a law firm that can successfully build a defense against erroneous criminal charges also increases.

 

If an encounter with Chicago Police has resulted in your being charged with a crime, you need the services of a Chicago criminal defense law firm to assist you in preserving your reputation and your good name. Attorney Andrew M Weisberg has the knowledge and experience to aggressively pursue your defense and help you to avoid a criminal conviction or to receive a reduced penalty. If you have run afoul of the law, contact Mr. Weisberg today.

 

If you have been arrested in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex your charges, Andrew M. Weisberg’s Chicago criminal defense law firm is known for the tough, aggressive defense of criminal cases. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. To contact Mr. Weisberg, visit https://www.chicagocriminallawyer.com/ or call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for prompt call back. The consultation is free.

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