24 Hour Criminal Lawyer Near Me
Every person accused of a crime has the right to an attorney. A criminal defense attorney protects the interests of the accused and ensures that all his/her rights are preserved. Part of the beauty of our justice system is a presumption of innocence and a right to a jury trial. The government must prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can be given. Michael Gilmartin is a Chicago criminal defense attorney that aggressively defends his clients and safeguards their rights. If you have been charged with a crime, consult Gilmartin Legal today.
Why Choose Gilmartin Legal?
Gilmartin Legal is determined to provide clients with a superior defense. As a former prosecutor, Gilmartin has gained valuable insight into how the prosecution operates and tries cases. He is now using his knowledge and experience to fight for the rights of his clients.
- Over a decade of experience
- Aggressive representation
- Selected by Emerging Lawyers in 2015 and 2016
- Proudly defends the rights of the accused
The legal system is incredibly complex. Without a criminal defense attorney, it would be easy to get lost. Choose an attorney that will care about your case and do his best to defend you and help you get the best outcome possible. Gilmartin is that attorney. He cares about each and every case and will actively work for your best interests.
Gilmartin Legal represents clients facing a variety of criminal charges, including, but not limited to:
- Assault and Battery
- Criminal Appeals
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Driver’s License Reinstatements
- Expungements & Record Sealing
- Federal Charges
- Felony Crimes
- Identify Theft
- Internet & Computer Crime
- Misdemeanor Offenses
- Murder / Manslaughter
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Probation Violations
- Resisting Arrest
- Sex Crimes
- Theft (Retail / Shoplifting)
- Traffic Violations
- Weapons Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
If you have been charged with any crime, call Gilmartin Legal. It is important to have an attorney to advocate on your behalf when you go to court.
More Favorable Outcome
An arrest and conviction may have a detrimental impact on your life. Not only will you feel anxiety, embarrassment, and fear, but you might possibly be at risk of losing driving privileges, a job and/or your freedom. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may face large fines and a prison sentence. An arrest and conviction may become a part of your permanent record and cause future embarrassment if it must be listed on job application.
- Loss of Driving Privileges
- Loss of Job
- Loss of Freedom
- Large Fines
- Permanent Record
The law enforcement officers will be looking for evidence to use against you, and the prosecution will be trying to convict you. You will need someone to take your side and fight on your behalf. Gilmartin Legal will fight to protect your rights, minimize the negative impact of your arrest, and achieve a more favorable outcome for your case. Do not expect the police or prosecution to look out for your interest. Choose a criminal defense attorney that will advocate for you.
If you are facing criminal charges, you need an attorney prepared to take your case to trial. Gilmartin has trial experience and is prepared to go to court to protect your rights. He will also thoroughly research your case and use all available legal remedies to protect your rights. Whether you need someone to negotiate with prosecutors to minimize penalties, find expert witnesses to testify on your behalf, or speak with police and witnesses to expose any potential flaws or exaggerations in the accusations against you, Gilmartin is willing and able to advocate for you. He will:
Take your case to trial
Not every case will go to trial, but if it needs to, you will need a lawyer that has experience in court. Gilmartin has tried numerous cases as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney.
Defend your rights
One of the important jobs of an attorney is to protect your rights. As a criminal defendant, you do have rights. Gilmartin will make sure those rights are protected.
Research your case
Every case is unique in its own right, but there are usually similar cases that have set precedent. A good lawyer will research similar cases to see how the law has been applied in the past. He will also research every aspect of your situation by searching through arrest records and speaking with police and witnesses to find out what occurred.
Negotiate with prosecutors
Gilmartin will work with prosecutors to see if it is possible to either drop or reduce charges and/or penalties. Depending on the case, he will consult with you about your best options and then work with the prosecution if possible to get the best result for you.
Minimize penalties whenever possible
While it is ideal for charges to get dropped, or a not guilty verdict given, this may not be possible depending on the case. Whenever possible, Gilmartin will work to get penalties minimized.
Find expert witnesses
If you must go to trial, it is important to have expert witnesses to speak on your behalf. Gilmartin will find these witnesses and present the best case possible.
Speak with police and witnesses
It is important for your attorney to know the details of the case and speak with the police and witnesses to learn if any errors or oversights have been made. Gilmartin will speak with both the police and any witnesses so that he can defend you in court.
Expose flaws in the case against you
Gilmartin will look for any flaws in the case against you so that you can create a defense.
If you are under investigation, facing criminal charges, or are seeking an attorney for a loved one, Gilmartin Legal can offer the bold representation you need to confront your case. Gilmartin Legal strives to uphold the rights and inherent dignity of each client who seeks legal assistance, guaranteeing respect, regardless of what types of charges you may be facing. Gilmartin Legal 24/7 availability includes:
- Off-site appointments
- Weekend appointments
- Evening appointments
- Jail and police station visits
- Bond or bail hearings
Call today to schedule a time to discuss your criminal charges.