Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. You could be facing prison time, costly fines, loss of employment and a permanent criminal record. The law office of Jacobs & Wang, LLC is made up of seasoned criminal defense attorneys that have successfully handled all types of crimes on behalf of their clients. From juvenile and traffic crimes, to domestic violence and federal crimes, they assist with all criminal matters.
DUI & DWI
Like all states, Illinois imposes harsh penalties for driving under the influence. In addition to fines and potential jail time, drivers also have to be concerned about points added to their driver’s license which could prevent them from renewing their license as well as cause the cost of auto insurance to increase dramatically. (See our page on DUI)
Domestic Violence Defense
If you’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence, you’ll need an experienced attorney on your side. It’s essential to protecting your reputation and your freedom. Potential defenses include wrong suspect, deliberate false allegations, self-defense or lack of proof. The beauty of the judicial system is that it is designed to protect both domestic violence victims and those wrongly accused.
Criminal Traffic Defense
A criminal traffic violation is different than a moving violation, such as running a stop sign. At minimum, it’s a misdemeanor offense that may result in a suspended license and jail time. Common criminal traffic violations include DUI, reckless driving, refusal to submit to a breath test, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired driver’s license. Attorney Jeremy Wang prepare the best criminal defense strategy in these matters, such as no probable cause and insufficient evidence.
Juvenile cases are civil as opposed to criminal. Instead of being formally charged with a crime, juvenile offenders are accused of committing a delinquent act. Many juvenile arrests are for drug abuse, disorderly conduct or simple assault while others are for violent offenses like robbery, rape and aggravated assault. Juvenile courts have a wide range of sentencing options, including placing the juvenile under house arrest or sending the minor to a juvenile detention center. Counseling and probation can also be ordered.
Federal crimes are generally more serious than crimes charged in state courts. And the penalties in federal cases are harsher. Some offenses carry a mandatory sentence of five to 10 years in prison. Drug offenses involving large amounts and large scale white collar crimes like bank fraud or money laundering are just a few of the types of federal crimes. Because Federal court rules and procedures are significantly different from State court, it is critical to have an attorney with experience in federal court.
Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, turn to Jacobs & Wang, LLC for the best outcome. They are there to protect your rights and fight for you.