Criminal Defense - FAQ

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Evanston, Illinois

If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, then you need skilled representation on your side that can help you effectively pursue your rights in court! At Pfeifer & Pfeifer, Attorneys at Law, we understand the difficulties of the situation that you face, and it is important for you to understand the penalties that you could face if you are convicted of a crime. Refer to the following information for general answers regarding the situation that you face, and feel free to speak with a representative from our firm regarding your case!

Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be an extremely serious matter. If you are facing criminal charges in Evanston, then you need skilled representation on your side that can help you effectively protect your rights and achieve your legal goals.

Contact our firm today to discuss your situation and to learn more about how we can help you.

  • What types of cases does your firm handle?

    We are a criminal defense law firm who represents Evanston, Illinois residents who have been charged with both misdemeanor and felony crimes. We can professionally help you with many types of criminal cases such as:

  • If I'm convicted, can I end up in jail?

    Without being able to evaluate your case fully, it is difficult to say. We would need to do a thorough review of the facts and evidence in your case to be able to make any type of determination. If you contact us, we will be happy to discuss your charges with you in our free consultation.
  • Can I get my charges dropped?

    It is certainly possible, but it entirely depends on the facts of your case. We will do all that we can to get your charges dropped if at all possible.
  • Should I talk to the police if I'm arrested?

    Saying anything to law enforcement is not recommended. Interrogators are allowed to lie to you during their questioning in order to get you to incriminate yourself in some way you may not even be aware of.
  • How serious is a misdemeanor charge?

    A misdemeanor charge is one that is punishable by anything from court supervision up to 364 days in the county jail. Although a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony charge, the consequences can still be severe and result in jail time, community service, substantial fines and court fees in addition to a permanent mark on your record. You need an experienced attorney to defend you whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony.
  • Which areas and locations do the law firm of Pfeifer & Pfeifer, Attorneys at Law serve?

    Our legal team serves many areas, including Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Niles, Morton Grove, Winnetka, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Cook County and surrounding areas. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about your criminal case. We handle cases throughout Cook County including the Daley Center, 26th and California, and all branch courts located within the City of Chicago. In addition, we represent clients with cases in each of the suburban districts: Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, and Markham.
  • Why do I need an attorney?

    With the help of an experienced and aggressive Evanston criminal defense lawyer, your chances of receiving a positive outcome in your criminal case could be greatly increased. Your lawyer should be dedicated to fighting aggressively to uphold your rights and advocate your best interests.

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