Charged with Felonies in Washington IL? Call Essig Law
Criminal charges are a serious matter, and especially felony charges. The penalties for felonies in Illinois are always severe and often include jail time sentencing. However, you have a right to appeal your charges or have sentencing reduced. With the right criminal attorney, you can fight charges of felonies in Washington IL and throughout the Greater Peoria area. Be sure to give the team at Essig Law Office a call.
How Having an Attorney Helps Your Case
Criminal defense attorneys open up your options when you face potential felony charges. Rather than rolling over and allowing the court to sentence you the maximum punishment for a crime, an attorney can help negotiate a better deal. Or, in cases where your guilt is up for debate, we can push for your innocence in court. Here are a few of the ways having an attorney is beneficial for your case:
- A Better Understanding – If you aren’t a lawyer or professor of law, the federal and state legal systems can be challenging to navigate. And without a better understanding of local law in Illinois, it’s impossible to know your legal rights. Thankfully, with the guidance of Essig Law Office, we can explain your case, the reason for your arrest, and the best legal routes going forward.
- Potential Negotiation – As a part of your legal options, your attorney might recommend negotiation of a plea deal. Most judges and prosecutors are eager to make a deal, as local legal systems are already strained enough. If you, as the defendant, can agree to a plea of guilty or no contest, prosecutors are willing to drop, reduce, or recommend lesser charges and sentencing to a judge. Our team will advise you if this is your best legal option.
- Representation in Court – If no deal can be made, your case will proceed to court. From here, our team will analyze the prosecutor’s case, gather witness testimony, examine available evidence, and build a proper defense. Trying your case in court may also lead to a reduction or dropping of charges. Or, if the evidence and testimony support it, we can fight to prove your innocence. While we can never guarantee the outcome of your case, we promise to support your side to reach the best possible conclusion.
Additional Legal Assistance
If felonies in Washington IL aren’t your only concern, Essig Law Office can offer additional legal services for you and your family. The father and son attorney duo of Dean and Dustin Essig are well versed in legal practices involving:
Sit Down for a Consultation
To discuss potential felonies in Washington IL, call Essig Law Office today to set up a free consultation. You can contact us at 309-444-8041. Our office is located at 135 Washington Square, Washington, IL 61571.