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Build A Strong Criminal Defense Strategy

Criminal charges often carry consequences beyond substantial fines and incarceration. A conviction can mean a damaged reputation, difficulties securing a home or student loan, and hardships keeping or gaining employment. With so much at stake, it’s important to make sure you have the right defense attorney in your corner who can truly help you protect your rights and interests.

At the Law Offices of Douglas E. Zeit, P.C., we know the hardships that come from a criminal conviction, and we do everything in our power to protect you and minimize the consequences of the charges you are facing. We have been representing clients throughout Illinois for more than 40 years, and we are ready to help you through your criminal defense needs as well.

Experienced And Determined Representation

Our lead attorneys began their careers as prosecutors before transitioning to a defender role, which means they understand how the prosecution builds criminal cases. We use that experience and knowledge to provide our clients with the skill and respect they deserve while protecting their rights in criminal cases. We understand where evidence and witnesses are likely to be less than credible and where law enforcement makes errors and mistakes. The way we approach criminal defense has even resulted in changes in the law as well as the way other attorneys in Illinois apply the law to their client’s cases.

We remain aggressive advocates for you with even the most serious charges, including:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Damage to property
  • Trespassing
  • Weapons offenses
  • Sexual crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI/DWI and alcohol-related offenses
  • Traffic violations
  • White-collar crimes
  • Theft and robbery
  • Juvenile offenses

Working With You To Create Your Defense

There are often multiple ways to create an effective defense for criminal charges, and we explore every option with each of our clients. We have the depth of experience to evaluate the facts of your case and provide informed guidance. We examine your case and the state of the law. Whether it is realistic to work for a dismissal of your case or a reduction in the charges, we are straightforward and honest with you and never create false hopes. We also pursue alternatives, including negotiating for a favorable plea agreement or some form of alternative sentencing when this is the best available strategy.

Begin Building Your Defense

Time is one of the most valuable resources in your defense, and you need to be sure you are making the most of it by contacting us today. Call our office in Waukegan and Chicago by calling us at 847-852-7875 or emailing us here. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin preparing your strategy to defend you against your criminal charges.