Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney

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At Pissetzky Law LLC, we bring the insider knowledge of a former prosecutor, as well as award-winning defense. Unlike other lawyers who spend their careers getting plea bargains simply to reduce their clients’ charges, we fight to make sure your charges are gone for good, whether through a case dismissal or a not-guilty verdict. Our Chicago criminal lawyers are ready to assert your right to a fair trial in order to clear your name and secure your freedom.

Why Hire a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney?

Criminal defense attorneys play a crucial role in criminal cases, ensuring that defendants' constitutional rights are respected and upheld. To advocate for their clients, a Chicago criminal defense attorney will conduct their own investigations of criminal matters by interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence from various sources, and scrutinizing the prosecution's story to identify any inconsistencies. 

Additionally, Chicago criminal lawyers will build a legal defense to prepare for trial or strive to reach a plea agreement with the prosecution depending on the best interests of the defendant. This painstaking process ensures that criminal defendants receive due process and fair treatment during criminal proceedings.

What sets our Chicago defense firm apart?

  • Over 20 years of proven legal experience
  • Selection for Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • In the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Cases argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, multiple Illinois Appellate Courts, and Federal Courts nationwide
  • Track record of not-guilty verdicts & dismissed cases

Our criminal defense lawyers in Chicago have skillfully represented clients in federal and state courts around the country. Whether you face charges of felony theft, drug trafficking, or even homicide, no case is too difficult or demanding for our powerhouse defenders. We have the results to prove it. So don’t waste any time! Find out how we can provide the high-caliber defense you need.

Request your case review online or call (312) 883-9466 today to speak with a Chicago criminal lawyer. Se habla español. Mówimy po polsku.

Strongest Defense to a Criminal Charge

Defending against criminal charges in Chicago can be a complex and daunting task, regardless of the severity of the charges you are facing. While there are numerous defenses available to individuals accused of crimes, the strongest defense is a strategic approach tailored to an individual's unique set of circumstances. An effective defense must take into account elements like the allegations made by the prosecutorial authority, whether the evidence presented supports those allegations, and any defenses such as duress or self-defense that may be available for a given case. Ultimately, this strategy allows individuals to reframe their situation and get back to living their life.

We Fight for Your "Not Guilty"

The stages of the criminal process in Illinois can be divided into pre-arrest, arrest, post-arrest and court stages. During the pre-arrest stage, authorities investigate a potential crime to collect evidence. This can involve searching for physical evidence, interviewing witnesses or conducting surveillance. If enough evidence is collected, an arrest is made and the accused is then taken into custody by law enforcement. At the post-arrest stage, charges are filed against the accused and a decision is made whether to release them on bond or not. Lastly, during the court stages there are several steps that must take place before a case reaches trial and sentence is imposed. These stages involve initial hearing, motions, discovery and plea negotiations.

In Illinois all stages of the criminal process could involve attorneys representing both sides as well as a judge overseeing proceedings from start to finish. Depending on the nature of the charges and criminal background of the accused party, criminal proceedings could vary significantly - ranging from something as simple as a traffic citation to more complex criminal cases including hearings involving multiple parties. In addition to engaging with criminal justice services throughout the criminal process itself, those convicted may have access to other programs post-conviction in order to help them become productive members of society again.

Our criminal defense lawyers in Chicago are dedicated to pursuing victory in every case—we never go in hoping to make a deal with the prosecutor. Armed with the insights to anticipate the prosecution’s strategy, we fight tirelessly to beat your criminal charge, getting you the not-guilty verdict you deserve. We never back down from defending your rights. Discover how we can help you secure your finances, freedom, and future.

Call (312) 883-9466 or email us to discover your defense options in a case review with a recognized criminal defense lawyer in Chicago.


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  • His skill and abilities managed to defend me in a case that seemed lost.

    Without you, I would be doomed. I owe you my freedom.

    - Alejandro Martínez-Medina

    Our family's trust, hearts, and tears of 12 years were in this man’s hands and he CHANGED OUR LIVES FOREVER!

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