It can be a frightening experience when you are arrested or charged with a crime. You realize that a conviction can have far reaching implications on your future. Depending on the severity of the charges against you, penalties can range from fines to a life sentence in prison. Convicted criminals will also face challenges in every aspect of their lives, including when applying for housing, seeking new employment or during custody disputes. For those who are innocent, convictions are especially outrageous. The criminal justice system is not perfect, and sometimes it is not even very good.
It is important to understand that even though you have been charged with a crime, you still have significant legal rights and are entitled to a defense by a lawyer who understands the facts and charges. Pignatelli & Associates P.C. knows what is at stake for our criminal defense clients, and we work hard to establish innocence, and when necessary, mitigate the penalties. We thoroughly investigate the circumstance around the incident in question and your arrest to ensure that your rights have not been violated. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and can often reduce charges and penalties. When the case calls for it, our firm is fully prepared to dedicate itself to your defense before a judge or jury.
The attorneys of Pignatelli & Associates P.C. have appeared on the front page of the Chicago Law Bulletin on multiple occasions for their superior legal work.
Our firm can build a strong defense for your criminal case including offenses such as: