Experienced Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Defense Law Firm in Chicago

If you are charged with a crime, it is essential to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. We understand that your freedom and your future are in jeopardy. At Trent Law Firm, P.C., we offer clients high-quality legal representation in many criminal matters.

Theft and Shoplifting

A charge for theft or shoplifting can be a misdemeanor or a felony with convictions in these cases often involving significant jail time. An arrest or conviction in these cases can also negatively affect the immigration status and naturalization process for defendants who are not U.S. citizens. Our attorneys are experienced in handling these criminal matters and we aggressively defend our client’s freedom.

Drug Charges

Penalties for convictions on drug charges vary greatly depending on the type and quantity of drug involved. The attorneys at Trent Law Firm, P.C. will zealously defend you. Often our attorneys vigorously pursue every possibility to obtain a dismissal, acquittal, or negotiate a favorable plea agreement.

DUI Defense

DUI charges can threaten your driving privileges, your livelihood, your insurance premiums and can lead to jail time. We take DUI charges very seriously and use many strategies to successfully defend clients against DUI charges.

Being convicted in one of these crimes in Chicago is life-changing. You may face the following punishments:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Community service
  • Fines, which maybe thousands of dollars
  • Probation
  • Substance abuse classes
  • Sex offender registration
  • A criminal record that’ll appear in background checks when looking for employment and other matters.

Being convicted of a crime can also affect you significantly socially and economically, which can affect your well-being and happiness. Other consequences of an Illinois criminal conviction include:

  • Being turned down for rental housing
  • Denial of a job offers
  • Ineligibility for certain professional licenses or certifications
  • Challenges in securing loans, for personal, academic, or business purposes
  • Inability to secure clearances needed for certain job opportunities
  • A negative impact on immigration status.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, contact us at 630-682-3100 to discuss your case. Our attorneys work with clients in DuPage, Kane, Cook and Will Counties.