A Chicago Law Firm That Understands Criminal Law
When you set up a free initial consultation with Mr. Azhari, he will sit down with you to go over the details of your case, offer his thoughts on potential options open to you, and let you know what he believes your chances are depending on the path you want to take. If there is anything that seems confusing, he will work hard to break it down for you.
There are huge differences between federal laws and court procedures and those of the state of Illinois, but Sami Azhari is well-versed in both arenas. He is able to possess such an in-depth understanding because he focuses solely on criminal law. He knows local law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges, as well as their predispositions and goals. When you are facing charges and penalties that can completely derail your life, this kind of knowledge is invaluable.
The Illinois Criminal Law Firm for All Kinds of Charges
Whether you have just been arrested or are facing a specific criminal charge, you want to work with a lawyer who has a successful track record in handling that specific type of case.
At Azhari Law, Sami Azhari has been able to get charges reduced, dismissed, or dropped for many of his clients. He knows that handling a burglary is different from defending a prostitution charge – which follows a completely separate set of rules from a drug possession case. He has been able to obtain positive results for clients facing a wide range of charges, including:
The depth and breadth of Mr. Azhari’s experience is particularly useful if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being charged with multiple crimes at once. This is far more common than most people realize, since prosecutors will often attempt to tack lesser charges onto a more serious charge for litigation purposes.
For example, if you get into a physical fight with someone, you will likely be charged with both assault and battery since they are two distinct crimes under Illinois statutes. If a gun or other weapon is involved, you might end up getting charged with assault, battery, and a weapons offense. And if you are in a personal relationship with the other individual, you could be accused of domestic violence as well.
Charges can get complicated quite fast, and you need someone like Sami Azhari who knows how to make sense of them.
Fight Back Early with a Skilled Chicago Criminal Lawyer
Attorney Sami Azhari
30 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
3601 Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Over the course of his career, Mr. Azhari has learned that there are as many defenses that can be raised to fight a charge as there are charges themselves. How he decides to defend you will depend upon the specific circumstances of your case, but there are certain things he has found to be true in nearly every case that he has defended.
Arrests and charges are not the same. One of the biggest misconceptions is that an arrest is the same thing as a charge. Nothing could be further from the truth, and this is something that Azhari Law works hard to exploit.
When a police officer arrests you, they are not actually charging you. In fact, law enforcement officers do not have the ability to file charges. So who does? The prosecutor.
What that means for you is that there may be an opportunity for an experienced legal professional with “insider” knowledge to swoop in before charges are even filed and derail the case. Our law firm specializes in getting charges dropped before your first court date and working with prosecutors to convince them not to file in the first place.
Even when this does not work, it often helps in getting charges reduced and lessening the severity of penalties.
Having a lawyer present helps. Criminal cases are often won or lost in the first 72 hours. This is the period where law enforcement officers are most likely to have you all to themselves. The time where they will attempt to trick a confession out of you. The time during which evidence is being recovered and processed… or lost for good.
If you act fast to contact a defense attorney as soon as you are arrested or learn that you are under investigation, many of these issues can be significantly alleviated. Mr. Azhari knows how to make sure officers respect your rights and follow all proper procedures. He can advise you on when to talk and when to keep quiet. And if anything out of the ordinary does occur, he will be there to witness and record it so he can use it in your defense.
Contact Illinois Defense Attorney Sami Azhari Today
Being arrested or charged with a crime is a stressful and frightening experience, but it is not something you have to go through alone. Azhari Law has helped people just like you in Chicago, Rolling Meadows, and all over the state of Illinois.
It does not matter if you are up against state or federal charges. The sooner you get in touch with Sami Azhari, the more likely you are to receive a positive outcome. To set up your free initial consultation at one of our convenient offices, contact us today.