Sam L. Amirante, a retired Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County has returned to private practice, where he concentrates in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. While a Judge, Sam Amirante was assigned to the County's Third District C...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Family
Review: “Elliot is amazing. I'm a difficult client and he put up with me, stood by me and fought for me. I don't work for him nor do I have any reason to lie. I didn't realize how creative he was until my second offens...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Juvenile, White Collar Crime, Federal Crime, Criminal Defense
In addition to being an Attorney, I enjoy Photgraphy, Snowboarding, Bicycling, Music and reading. I enjoy trying different foods, live music and outdoor activities. I have lived in Chicagoland, Los Angeles, and East Lansing Michigan.
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Foreclosure, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, General Practice, Criminal Defense
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.