Being convicted or even just arrested for a violent crime can have lasting effects on your life and freedom. A conviction for a violent offense could cause a person to lose their right to vote or own a firearm. A felony conviction could stay on your permanent record for ever.
Violent crimes are offenses which involve a violent act against a person, or put someone in the position to be subjected to violence. Many times, victims of violent crimes have been hurt, but injury is not an element of the offense in all circumstances.
Sometimes a gun or other weapon is involved. However, use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon could be an aggravating factor to increase potential sentences. In Illinois many violent crimes require a mandatory prison sentence upon conviction with no chance for probation. Also, if a firearm is used in the commission of some violent crimes, it adds an additional 15 years in prison to the sentence. In other words, the minimum sentence upon conviction for several violent offenses committed with a firearm is 21 years in prison.
While this is troubling information for persons charged with violent crimes and their friends and family, there is still hope. The MacNeil Firm has extensive experience and success in representing people accused of violent crimes. The violent crime defense attorneys at the MacNeil Firm have many proven strategies and techniques to use in your defense, and eliminate or minimize the effects on your life.
Some examples of violent crimes that the MacNeil Firm has successfully defended include, but are not limited to:
- Attempted Murder
- Armed Robbery
- Home Invasion
- Aggravated Battery
- Domestic Battery/Domestic Violence
- Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Kidnapping
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Violent crimes in Illinois are treated very seriously by the MacNeil Firm. Give us a call today.
We serve our violent criminal defense related clients in Illinois and Indiana states. Our violent criminal defense attorneys are active in Kankakee, Lake, Grundy, Porter, Cook, and Will counties. Our main offices are located in Frankfort and Shorewood, IL.
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