Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Serving the Greenville, Illinois Area
Types of Criminal Violations in Greenville, IL
In the Greenville, IL area, people understand that they can rely on our attorney to help with all of their criminal law needs. They also know that we will handle their specific case with class, providing them with legal assistance for a wide array of criminal law practice areas. From misdemeanors to felonies, we understand what it takes to win the battle in the courtroom. We will utilize all of our resources in order to ensure that you are given the best possible chance at winning your case. Below, we have listed the different types of cases that we take on. Make sure to call us in order to schedule a consultation if you are being accused of the following:
Misdemeanor Defense in Greenville, IL
For those of you who have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, our team has experience handling these cases. These are typically the least severe charges that can be brought against a person. Within this type of charge, there are three types of classifications including A, B & C. These charges are punishable by a range of sentences, including up to $2,500 in fines and/or one year in county jail. The offenses may range from theft to assault and battery and more.
Felony Defense in Greenville, IL
We help provide legal services for a wide range of felony offenses, as well. These types of charges are more severe, and they come with increased fines and jail time, including time spent in a state penitentiary. There are five classes of felonies which include penalties of between 3 and 30 years as well as fines up to $25,000. Felonies are charged for the more severe crimes including murder, manslaughter, and more.
Call Robert Elovitz Today If You’ve Been Charged
Our team understands how much pressure and stress a charge can put on both you and your family. Keeping this in mind, we can walk you through the entire process, ensuring that our case is properly organized and allowing you the best chance of winning. Here are a few reasons why people in the Greenville, Il area choose our firm:
Steps in a Criminal Proceeding
Each case is different. However, in the State of Illinois, the general process is as follows.
- Investigation – Any criminal trial will start with an investigation into the matter at hand. Persons of interest and suspects will be identified.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Arraignment – This is where the accused is informed of the formal charges that are being brought against them.
- 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.
- Verdict – Once the trial is complete, the judge or jury will issue a verdict of guilty or not guilty of the charges filed.
- Sentencing – If the Verdict is guilty, the judge will issue a sentence based on the law and precedence in the case.
- 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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