Sometimes when you are charged with the crime, the prosecution may offer a plea bargain instead of attempting to take the case to trial. They may offer a shorter sentence for a plea of guilty. The law gives everyone a right to a jury trial. Depending on the situation, you may prefer to take your case to trial, where a jury of your peers can determine the facts of the case. Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine whether a plea bargain or a trial is the best outcome for your situation.
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With a referral from The Chicgao [Chicago] Bar Association I found Gilmartin Legal. Mr. Michael Gilmartin took my case and offered me his timely attention. I live in Tennessee. My Father passed away leaving me a real estate mess with several properties and a tenant in Chicago who had failed to pay rent to my Father for over a year. Michael took care of everything while I was hundreds of miles away Including eviction of non paying tenant and sale of property.
I would recommend Michael for someone who is looking for a lawyer that is well connected and cares about his clients, while simultaneously working behind the scenes to make his clients situation resolve smoothly. I am thankful for Mr. Gilmartin and his services. 10/10!!!
Michael Gilmartin is one of the most professional attorneys I’ve ever met. He was responsive available informative and professional. He assisted me with a traffic violation from beginning to end successfully. His information his contacts all made his success possible. He was also very understanding and provided much empathy as most court cases are very stressful. One of the most important things for me as a female is to have an attorney who can put his self in my shoes and realize that any case whether small or large is very Trumatic for anyone without legal background. I recommend Michael Gilmartin as the attorney who will help you. Maria
RECENTLY WHILE ON A BUSINESS TRIP TO CHICAGO AND WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF THE McCORMICK CONVENTION CENTER, I WAS TICKETED BY TWO POLICE OFFICERS. ONE TICKET FOR NOT WEARING MY SEAT BELT AND THE OTHER FOR HOLDING MY MOBILE DEVICE. I ASKED THE OFFICERS FOR A MAIL IN ENVELOPE SO I COULD SEND IN THE FINES FOR THESE TWO MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. THEY POINTED OUT THAT THEY HAD ASSIGNED ME A DATE AND TIME TO APPEAR IN COURT. I’M FROM NORTH CAROLINA; WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? I FELT PANIC, FEAR, ANXIETY, AND MORE. WHERE TO START? I EVENTUALLY CALLED MY CLIENT AND HE RECOMMENDED HIS ATTORNEY MICHAEL GILMARTIN. I CONTACTED HIM AND IN MOMENTS WAS FEELING BETTER. AFTER A COUPLE OF E MAILS I TRULY KNEW HOW UNDERSTANDING AND PROFESSIONAL THIS MAN WAS. HE APPEARED IN COURT FOR ME AND THIS ISSUE WAS RESOLVED. IF EVER YOU NEED A QUALITY, HONEST, EFFICIENT, AND TRUSTWORTHY ATTORNEY PLEASE CONTACT MICHAEL GILMARTIN.
When my Mother passed away my Dad wanted a fresh start and contract a rent to own relationship on the home they spent together for over 30 years. Michael Gilmartin was sensitive, professional and ensured that my Father’s most valuable asset remained protected until the tenants were able to pay for the home in full.
Since then Michael Gilmartin continues to be my go to for any and all legal matters.
I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice or assistance.
I hired Michael Gilmartin to help me navigate through a farm sale and received way more than I expected. Michael not only provided the legal council but also was able to help direct me down a path to address some tax issues I was encountering. The interaction with Michael was extremely comfortable and professional as he instructed me each step along the way. I now consider Michael as “my lawyer” and will use him any time I need legal guidance. Thanks Michael !!!
After the sudden death of my sister, my teenage niece was left to figure out her mothers finances and how she can access her bank accounts, etc. Mr. Gilmartin was a wonderful asset in guiding us through this process and helping us fill out the paperwork needed. He treated us with such professionalism and responded promptly to our questions. I would highly recommend Michael for future legal needs.
I hired Michael to represent my wife and I during a real estate purchase. But he ended up doing so much more than merely reviewing documents. He advised us on financing and how to get some important documents through the local recorder of deeds quickly. In numerous ways, Michael went above and beyond to ensure we had a timely and smooth closing, making himself available as much as we needed. We were extremely pleased and appreciative of his guidance, and strongly recommend his services.
Michael was very professional, responsive to all questions and did a great job on breaking down details within the paperwork during our closing. I would highly recommend him.
My experience with Mike has been excellent. Mike really made me feel like I was his only client when I know that’s not the case. He was always easy to get in touch with and on top of every detail. After my dispute was settled, I retained him as legal counsel and plan to continue our relationship. Mike is #1 in my book and I highly recommend him.
Michael did a wonderful job with the closing on my father’s house! He was always available to address our concerns and he negotiated a very fair settlement with the buyers. The closing was seamless and all parties were very satisfied. We highly recommend him!