Criminal Defense Attorney Serving the Bond County Community

Do you have some serious charges pending against you? Are you looking for a solution that will allow you to avoid huge fines or worse, jail time? Call your local criminal defense attorney who is known for his personalized service inside and outside of the courtroom. At the Law Office of Robert Elovitz, our team is able to provide the Bond County, IL area with a wide array of criminal law legal services. Our family-owned law office is well aware of the frustration and stress that can come with being charged with something that you did not do. We have over 25 years of legal experience, so we understand how to fight these charges and ensure that you have the best chance at coming to a successful resolution in your case. Please call our team today to schedule a consultation.

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving the Bond County Community
Types of Criminal Violations Bond County, Illinois

Types of Criminal Violations Bond County, Illinois

In Bond County, IL, people understand that if they are in legal trouble, they can rely on us for help. In fact, they know that our team is committed and experienced when they need help with fighting a variety of charges.  From murder and manslaughter to drug possession, our team will utilize our full range of legal resources so that we can ensure that you have the best possible chance for a successful resolution in your case. Below we have included several types of cases that we are able to provide assistance for. If you are dealing with any of the following cases please give our staff a call to schedule a consultation with our legal team. Some of the cases we provide assistance with include:

Misdemeanor Defense Bond County, Illinois

People that know our team know that we handle a variety of misdemeanor cases.  Misdemeanors are the least severe types of charges that can be levied against a person, and they feature three specific classifications. Those classifications are A, B, & C. Misdemeanors may be charged for things including assault, battery, and even theft, among other charges. A maximum punishment for misdemeanors may include up to 1 year in county jail and up to $2,500 in fines.

Felony Defense Bond County, Illinois

We also provide legal defense for those are dealing with felony charges. These types of charges are more severe, especially when compared to misdemeanor charges. These charges can feature increased jail times, fines, and other penalties if you are found guilty and are convicted. The sentences vary depending on how severe the crime is. This can include serving between 3 and 30 years in a state penitentiary and/or fines of up to $25,000. Some crimes that may warrant a felony charge include manslaughter, murder, and more.

Felony Defense Bond County, Illinois
Misdemeanor Defense Bond County, Illinois

Call Robert Elovitz If You’ve Been Charged

At our law office, we understand that being charged with a crime can put stress on both you and your family. This is why we walk you through all of the steps in the process in order to ensure that our case is organized and we give you the best possible chance at winning. Here are a few reasons as to why people throughout Bond County, IL choose our firm:

Steps in a Criminal Proceeding

Each case is different. However, in the State of Illinois, the general process is as follows.

  1. Investigation – Any criminal trial will start with an investigation into the matter at hand. Persons of interest and suspects will be identified.
  2. Arrest – If law enforcement agents believe that there is enough evidence, they may make an arrest of one or more persons involved in the crime. They must have probable cause against those that they believe committed the crime to make an arrest.
  3. Bond/Bail Hearings – Once there are sufficient grounds to file charges, the accused will attend a bond hearing, where it will be determined whether or not they can be released on bond pending charges. The prosecution may make arguments as to why the accused should not be released.
  4. Preliminary Hearing/Grand Jury Hearing – In the case of a felony charge, the accused will be charged through a preliminary hearing or grand jury hearing. In a preliminary hearing, a judge decides whether or not there is enough evidence to bring charges. In a grand jury hearing, it’s decided by a jury of 16 people.
  5. Arraignment – This is where the accused is informed of the formal charges that are being brought against them.
  6. Trial – This is a multi-faceted phase that includes reviewing the evidence against the accused, preparing for trial, making plea bargains and, finally, going to trial. If a plea bargain is reached, the accused may receive a lesser sentence in exchange for entering a certain plea, usually a guilty plea.
  7. Verdict – Once the trial is complete, the judge or jury will issue a verdict of guilty or not guilty of the charges filed.
  8. Sentencing – If the Verdict is guilty, the judge will issue a sentence based on the law and precedence in the case.
  9. Appeals – Any convicted person has the right to appeal their case. However, the success of that appeal is dependent on evidence and errors made by the prosecution.

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