Violent Crimes Defense Lawyers located in Springfield, Illinois and serving all of Central Illinois.
If you are accused of violent crimes charges, hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer is the best way to ensure a positive outcome and avoid harsh penalties. The authorities ask for long prison sentences when prosecuting violent crimes cases. It takes aggressive defense strategies and effective advocacy to properly represent you in court. The Noll Law Office will often utilize private investigators to obtain favorable evidence including witness statements and videos to properly and thoroughly defend their clients.
The criminal defense attorneys of Noll Law Office has successfully defended murder cases, battery and aggravated battery charges, home invasion charges, and orders of protection allegations in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Central Illinois. No matter what violent crime you are facing, the criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office have the experience and skills required to handle your case.
Many violent crimes carry the potential for long prison sentences and the potential to lose your right to carry a weapon or vote. If you are facing one of the following charges, you need to contact one of our criminal defense lawyers in Springfield, Illinois immediately at (217) 414-8889 so we can answer your questions and explain your rights.
Discharging a firearm at a person can be a split-second decision which can have lifelong ramifications. The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office have successfully defended clients who acted in self-defense when they used a firearm or other weapon on an assailant. Their attorneys know the law regarding self-defense and have successfully applied it in murder cases, attempt murder cases, aggravated battery charges and other violent crimes. If you believe you have a valid self-defense claim, obtaining an experienced and aggressive litigator will be an important part of proving that you had legal justification in your actions.
Forensic Evidence in Violent Crimes
Prosecutors try to obtain DNA, fingerprint evidence in violent crimes cases. The lawyers at the Noll Law Office understand the science behind forensic evidence such as DNA tests, fingerprint analysis, and ballistics. In addition, their criminal defense lawyers know how to use this evidence to build a defense for their clients.
Search and Seizure: Did the police illegally search you, illegally search your vehicle, or illegally search your home?
Their criminal defense attorneys investigate all of the facts and law regarding your case. Their lawyers review all cases to determine whether the police searched you, searched your home or searched your vehicle in accordance with the law. In some cases, if the authorities did not follow the proper procedures, the court will “suppress” the evidence. This may lead to your case being dismissed.
Discussing your Aggravated Battery charges with an experienced criminal defense attorney is important. An experienced criminal defense attorney such as those at the Noll Law Office may be able to help you avoid a conviction or minimize any negative consequences that may arise from your arrest.
Aggravated Battery is a felony offense in Illinois. The penalties for Aggravated Battery depend on who you are alleged to have battered, where the battery allegedly occurred, your prior criminal history, and the age of the complaining witness. The Noll Law Office has been very successful at negotiating for reduced sentences or charges. For example, if a person is charged with Aggravated Battery, it is possible to get the charge reduced to a simple Misdemeanor Battery. This outcome does not make the accused a felon and they do not lose their rights to vote or carry firearms.
Bar fights are often charged as Aggravated Battery cases in Illinois. When alcohol comes into the equation, it is often difficult for the State to establish who the initial aggressor was. Many times, bar fights are mutual combat or the accused has a valid self-defense claim.
Aggravated Battery on a Police Officer
In Illinois, Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer is a felony offense. Depending on certain factors, you could be charged with a Class 4 felony (1-3 years in Department of Corrections), a Class 3 felony (2-5 years in the Department of Corrections) or a Class 2 felony (3-7 years in the Department of Corrections). The sentence is dependent upon specific statute by which you are charged and can have a great effect on the final outcome of your case.
Prosecutors take Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer cases very seriously. They will often defend their officers without listening to your version of events. You need an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and explain your side of the story. The defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois have successfully defended clients accused of Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer. Their criminal defense attorneys have received favorable results after jury trials for their clients or obtained favorable plea bargains for their clients to lesser charges such as Resisting Arrest or Aggravated Resisting Arrest.
Many times, the Springfield Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Noll Law Office see the charge of Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer when the arrestee was beaten or Tazed. Police officers claim that the reason the person was beaten was because he was acting violent or resisting arrest. This tactic provides Illinois police with a plausible story to justify their actions at the detriment of the accused.
The Noll Law Office has been successful in defending the accused of Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer by obtaining records, videos, and call logs demonstrating their client was not resisting arrest. Medical records, dispatch calls and toxicology reports can be used to build a solid defense against the police’s story.
Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
Battery is a misdemeanor offense in Illinois which means you can be incarcerated for up to a year in jail and face up to a $2,500 fine. On occasion, the court may order anger management counseling, restitution, or other penalties such as taking away your right to own a firearm. There are many defenses to battery. However, the most common is self-defense. If you have a battery charge, contact the Noll Law Office to discuss your case further.
Illinois has followed a nationwide trend of increasingly harsher penalties for Domestic Battery. Not only can a person receive jail time, a prison sentence, fines, and mandatory PAR (Preventing Abusive Relationships) counseling, but even a misdemeanor conviction can cost a person their ability to possess a firearm or have a Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card. The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office are experienced and successful Domestic Battery lawyers who represent clients in Springfield, Illinois and other communities in Central Illinois. Their law firm has handled hundreds, if not thousands, of domestic violence cases since its founding in 1948. The criminal defense attorneys at their Springfield Illinois law firm understand how these allegations can impact the lives of individuals and how detrimental convictions can be.
The criminal defense lawyers located in Springfield, Illinois are experienced and successful Home Invasion Defense Attorneys. Their lawyers listen to your side of the story and aggressively attack the credibility of the state’s case. Often times, home invasion charges are based upon eyewitness testimony which can be attacked as unreliable.
Home Invasion is a Class X felony punishable by 6 to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. You need an attorney who has experience and an established reputation in defending serious felony charges to represent you on your home Invasion case. Their defense lawyers have been able to get charges dismissed for clients charged with home invasion or a plea agreement to reduced charges which substantially minimizes the potential for prison time.
Murder is the most serious crime a person can face. When a person is accused of homicide, everything must be done to protect their rights and freedom. The Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois defended those accused of murder in Illinois in both state and federal court.
Your criminal defense attorney needs to have an in-depth knowledge of DNA, fingerprint tests, police investigations, self-defense, alibi-defense, and mitigation. The attorneys at the Noll Law Office understand the pressures placed on the accused, as well as their family, in this trying time. They take the time to explain the status of the case to the client, listen to their version of events and aggressively defend the case. Often, their lawyers employ private investigators to interview witnesses and locate favorable evidence. Their office has received numerous NOT GUILTY verdicts after jury trial. Moreover, their lawyers have successfully negotiated reduced charges and have had murder charges dismissed.
Order of Protection
In Illinois, there are two types of restraining orders – Orders of Protection and Civil No Contact Orders. The difference between the two restraining orders is the relationship between the parties. An Order of Protection requires a familial relationship or dating relationship where a Civil No Contact Order does not.
An order of protection was designed to act as a barrier between two people. Generally speaking, the petitioner (a person who feels like they have been threatened, intimidated, or stalked) gets an Emergency Order of Protection against the Respondent (the person who is alleged to have threatened, intimidated, or stalked the Petitioner). Orders of Protection were designed to act as a shield to protect individuals from future harm. Unfortunately, in Illinois, people use Orders of Protection or Civil No Contact Orders as a sword to emotionally and legally harm others.
The Order of Protection Defense Lawyers at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois understand that people try to manipulate the system and misuse Orders of Protection to your detriment. People often walk into court without legal representation and do not understand the ramifications of Order of Protections and Civil No Contact Orders. For example, an Order of Protection can cause you to lose your right to possess a firearm, restrict your movement, or cost you your job. Their Sangamon county criminal defense lawyers will listen to your side of the story, explore the circumstances which led to the filing of an order of protection and determine your best defense.
No matter the charge, the lawyers at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois have the training and experience to represent those who are charged with the most serious of crimes in Illinois. Contact their office today for a free initial consultation at (217) 414-8889.