CHICAGO – Have you been arrested and are now wondering if you need a Criminal Defensive Attorney? Well, criminal defensive lawyers normally deal with these types of felony crimes, they include, drug possession, rape, sexual abuse, sexual battery, prostitution, murder, manslaughter, battery, fraud, tax evasion, GTA, burglary, robbery, bank fraud, mail fraud, and kidnapping.
A Criminal Defensive Attorney will closely examine the issue surrounding the arrest, search of the client and his/her personal property, as well as any statements that were made during the arrest.
The criminal defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a jury of twelve people that unanimous find the defendant guilty. A split in the jury is often called a “hung jury” and may result in a retrial of the defendant.
The costs of your lawyer depend on the crime at hand; however, realize that a DUI often costs a defendant about $10,000. A murder charge can cost you $100,000 or more. If you were charged with a serious crime your chances of winning the case without a laywer are slim to none.