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Mitch Furman has had plenty of years experience representing clients in the Chicago area with their criminal defense matters. If you are living in the Chicago area and have been convicted of a crime such as burglary, felony theft, arson or any oth...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Sex Crime
Sandi Byrd entered private practice in October 2002 following nearly six years working as an attorney in the Kane County Public Defender's Office. Since entering private practice Sandi has represented clients in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and ...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, 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
Mr. Kopec grew up in Wheaton and graduated from Loyola Law School in Chicago. Mr. Kopec currently lives with his family in Aurora. After law school, Mr. Kopec joined the Cook County State's Attorneys Office in Chicago and for more than seven yea...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Federal Crime, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI
Review: “No one plans on getting a DUI--but if you do, it is mightily different from a speeding ticket you handled on your own. Jail time, monstrous fines, loss of driving privileges, and more are standard in Illinois--a State tha...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI
While attending school at the University of Dayton School of Law, I focused on gaining as much practical experience as possible. Clubs and the Law Review sounded nice on paper, but I wanted the practical experience you just cannot get in school. ...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Appeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI
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.