Kane County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Elgin, Illinois criminal law lawyer

Dedicated Criminal Attorney in Elgin and Aurora, Illinois

Criminal convictions can cost you more than money and your freedom; they can also restrict many of your future choices. For example, being convicted of a crime can cause you to be turned down for a loan, housing rental, or college admission. You may believe you are innocent, or it may be one of those "grey areas" where innocence or guilt is difficult to determine. Regardless of the circumstances, the steps you take in defending your case will play a major role in determining the outcome. Even if you are innocent, it does not mean that you will be exonerated. It all depends on how effectively your case is presented.

With so much riding on the outcome, you cannot afford to leave your future to chance. For over 15 years, the Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola have provided skilled legal representation for clients facing criminal charges throughout the Chicago area. I worked for seven years as a Kane County assistant prosecutor, and I have the experience needed to provide an aggressive defense of your case. As a seasoned Kane County criminal attorney, I offer personalized representation with a commitment to doing everything possible to help beat the charges against you.

I defend clients in all types of criminal legal cases, including:

Misdemeanors: Though less serious than other types of crimes, misdemeanors can still be quite costly. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious category, with fines of $2,500 and up to one year in county jail.

Felonies: These are more serious crimes divided into five classes (X, 1, 2, 3, and 4) with Class X being the most severe. A felony can land you a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000 or more.

Drug Charges: Drug charges can run the gamut from a petty misdemeanor to a felony. It depends heavily on the circumstances (such as amount and type of drug) and whether or not the prosecution can show that you have intent to distribute.

DUIs: A DUI conviction can result in the loss of your driver’s license, a heavy fine and even jail time for multiple offenses. A strong defense is critical as the state is likely to prosecute your case aggressively.

Traffic Violations: Traffic tickets may not be all that serious in and of themselves, but several violations (depending on type and severity) can add up to heavier fines and loss of license.

If you are facing any criminal charge in Illinois, time is of the essence. The State of Illinois has ample resources to build a case against you, and it is imperative that you have an experienced Kane County criminal attorney to help you craft an effective defense. Contact my offices today for a free consultation. I will meet with you to discuss your case and give you an honest assessment of what it will take for you to prevail. I represent clients for DUIs, felonies, misdemeanors, traffic violations and other criminal legal cases in Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County, and McHenry County.