If you landed on this page, you or a loved one has likely been arrested and charged with a crime in Illinois and you want immediate answers regarding the specific charges in the case and the potential penalties involved. You have come to the right place! My name is Andrew Weisberg and I am a criminal defense attorney with offices in Chicago and Skokie. I have been practicing criminal law for nearly 22 years. If you want to understand the charges you or a loved one face, call me now and I will give you a free consultation. I will fully explain the nature of the charges and the possible penalties involved in your case and explain the best way to fight the charges and to obtain the best possible outcome. I began as a prosecutor where I spent 8 years handling very serious criminal cases on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois. I left the prosecutor’s office and went into private practice in 2004. I dedicate my professional life to helping those who have been accused of crimes in Chicago and the neighboring suburbs. After the free consultation, you will have a clear understanding of the charges and the possible penalties. You will also understand what to expect in court and how best to challenge the charges. Feel free to call any time at (773) 453-2140.
When a person is arrested and released on bond, they are given what is referred to as a bond sheet or bond slip. The bond slip provides very useful information, including the court date, time and location. It also lists the offenses or charges that the individual is facing. It would be nice if they would simply use the common name of an offense, such as “Battery.” Instead, the charge is often displayed with a series of letters and numbers. Battery for example, may be displayed as “720 ILCS 5/12-3.” These letters and numbers represent the statute or law citation. But what does it all mean?
In Illinois, the overwhelming majority of criminal offenses begin with “720 ILCS”. This represents the portion of the Illinois Compiled Statutes that deals with criminal offenses. Each criminal charge in Illinois has a different set of corresponding numbers. To a non-criminal defense lawyer, this can be very confusing. When someone is arrested and charged with a crime, they just want to know what they are charged with and what kind of punishment they might be facing. I represent individuals facing all kinds of charges under 720 ILCS. I know the law and I would be happy to explain it to you. Call now for a free consultation.
Please call me now so I can provide you with a free consultation about your case. I will explain the charges you or a loved one face and detail the possible range of sentence or other penalties. I will also provide an opinion on the case and let you know what to expect during the court process. There is no cost for the phone consultation. Feel free to take the advice and do with it what you want. If you decide you would like me to represent you or your loved one, we can discuss that in detail, including my strategy for success as well as the legal fees involved. I look forward to hearing from you today. Call any time at (773) 453-2140.