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Chicago Violent Crime Attorney


Are you facing violent crime charges in Illinois, including those involving assault, battery, or murder? Chicago courts take crimes involving physical acts of violence very seriously, and the repercussions of such a charge can be life-altering if you are not quick and aggressive in defending your rights. 

At Pissetzky Law LLC, our Chicago violent crime lawyers understand the circumstances surrounding any crime can impact the way events play out, and regardless of your situation, we believe everyone is entitled to their legal rights.

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Our Chicago violent crime attorneys have more than a decade of experience defending clients facing felony charges in both state and federal courts, and we want to help you, too. Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and awarded a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo for criminal defense, our firm has a proven track record of excellence. Trust your case to Pissetzky Law LLC and let us fight for your rights and defend your future.

Arrested for a violent crime? Our Chicago violent crime lawyers can provide the defense you need for your case. Contact us today at (844) 668-4258

What are Violent Crimes?

A violent crime is classified as any criminal act involving physical violence, or the threat of violence against a person or group of people. If the crime is committed with the use of a deadly weapon, the accused may face more severe charges and penalties.

Types of violent crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault / Battery: Attacking, or threatening to attack a person in a physical or violent way
  • Kidnapping: Knowingly taking or confining a person against his or her will, especially using violence or the threat of violence to do so
  • Robbery: Using violence or the threat of violence to steal something of value from a person
  • Murder: Intentionally killing another person
  • Manslaughter: Unintentionally killing another person, sometimes with the use of a vehicle
  • Domestic Violence: Using violence against a family member, spouse, or partner


The penalties for such crimes vary greatly and depend on the circumstances of the crime, what harm was inflicted or threatened, and if the defendant has any previous convictions. Possible punishments include jail and prison time, hefty fines, a criminal record, probation, and community service.

Commonly Asked Questions

What constitutes aggravated assault in Illinois?

In Illinois, aggravated assault is an enhanced charge that applies when an assault includes factors that elevate its severity, such as using a weapon, assaulting certain victims like police officers or the elderly, or committing the assault in a public place. The exact definition and penalties can vary, so it's crucial to consult with a knowledgeable attorney if you're facing such charges.

How does Pissetzky Law LLC approach defending against violent crime charges in Chicago?

Pissetzky Law LLC approaches defense against violent crime charges by thoroughly understanding the circumstances of each case, ensuring that clients' legal rights are upheld, and crafting a robust defense strategy. With over a decade of experience and a track record of excellence, the firm is committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for their clients.

What are the potential consequences of a violent crime conviction in Chicago?

The consequences of a violent crime conviction in Chicago can be severe and long-lasting, including imprisonment, substantial fines, a permanent criminal record, probation, and mandatory community service. The specific penalties depend on the crime's nature, the harm caused, and the defendant's criminal history.

Can Pissetzky Law LLC handle both state and federal violent crime charges?

Yes, Pissetzky Law LLC is equipped to handle both state and federal violent crime charges. Their attorneys have significant experience in defending clients across various jurisdictions, ensuring comprehensive legal representation regardless of where the charges have been filed.

Why Choose US?

We are Always In your corner

ProvidIng Aggressive Legal Defense To Violent Crime Charges

At Pissetzky Law LLC, our violent crime lawyers in Chicago do not shy away from the complex cases, and we will stand beside you if your case goes to trial. We will ensure your rights are fairly represented and will use our ample resources to fight for reduced charges whenever possible.


Facing charges for a violent crime? Contact Pissetzky Law LLC to request a consultation regarding your violent crime case.

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