Long Grove Criminal Defense Attorney

Long Grove, Illinois, is a lovely place to call home. As Illinois’ first historical town, Long Grove is known for its year-round festivals, events, and celebrations. Some of these seasonal festivals include Strawberry Fest, Halloween Town, Apple Fest, Irish Days, Vintage Days, Galentine’s Day, The Easter Egg Hunt, and the Craft Beer Festival. As you can tell, there is an abundance of things to do and ways to celebrate nearly every week in Long Grove, Illinois.

And in between the celebrations, Long Grove has a perfect blend of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and lush green areas. If you want to wind down, visit Deerpath Park, Heron Creek, Willow Stream Park, or the Century Park Arboretum to take in nature and rest and relax.

As nice as the setting is in Long Grove, life can still present its challenges. If you’ve been arrested for or charged with a criminal offense, call the experienced attorneys at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC today. We have over 20 years of experience representing those who face criminal charges and are ready to help you ensure your rights are preserved.

The Cases We Handle

The criminal defense attorneys of Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC are trained to handle all types of criminal defenses. If you have been charged with a criminal offense ranging from a misdemeanor such as retail theft to serious a serious felony charge like murder, our attorneys are prepared to represent you. Here are some of the cases we handle.

  • Aggravated Speeding
  • Assault and Battery
  • Criminal Damage to Property and Trespassing
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI

These are just some of the criminal charges our experienced lawyers are prepared to help you navigate. If you are facing any sort of criminal charges, call us today at (312) 644-0444.

The Criminal Defense Process

The criminal defense process is lengthy and complicated. In order to navigate it confidently, you’ll want an attorney at your side. The attorneys of Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC are experienced in handling all types of criminal charges and know the law inside and out. Our attorneys will ensure that your rights are protected.

The criminal defense process in Illinois follows 12 steps, briefly outlined below.

  1. Investigation – Every criminal charge is investigated. This investigation could be brief, for example, if a police officer witnesses a battery, or a vehicle running a red light, or the investigation process could be lengthy.
  2. Warrant – Sometimes, an arrest will occur at the scene of the crime itself. And yet, other times, the accused is not present, or the investigation has taken several months, and the warrant for an arrest must be issued.
  3. Arrest – Once the warrant is issued, the arrest will be made.
  4. Processing – After being arrested, the accused will be transported to a police station or department. Here, they will provide identification, such as name, address, and phone number, as well as their fingerprints. They will also have a ‘mugshot’ taken.
  5. Bond – Unless the charges are extremely violent, such as murder, a bail amount will be set. The judge typically sets the bail at the same time the warrant is issued. This bond can range from zero dollars to millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances. Once the bail is met, the accused will be released from jail and given a date to appear in court.
  6. Preliminary Hearing/Indictment – If the charges are classified as a felony, there is an extra step in the criminal defense process. A grand jury of community members will decide if a crime was committed based on testimony from a police officer. If the jury decides a crime has been committed, the case will proceed.
  7. Arraignment – An arraignment is when the accused will have the charges read aloud to them by a judge. Most choose to waive this right, but no matter what criminal offense you are accused of, you have the right to hear the charges against you read aloud.
  8. Discovery – If you are accused of a criminal offense, you have a right to know what evidence the police have against you, as well as any evidence they have that proves your innocence. Your attorney will request this information and use it to prepare the next step in the process.
  9. Negotiation – Then, negotiations take place between the prosecutor and the defense attorney. No matter how long, serious, concrete, or lengthy negotiations are, however, the accused does not need to accept or reject the terms until they are in open court.
  10. Motions– Motions are often put forth by the defense attorney to enhance the chances of success, and fairness, of the trial. For example, if evidence was obtained by the police unlawfully, a defense attorney may file a motion to throw this evidence out so it cannot be used in the case against the accused.
  11. Trail – If an agreement was not reached in the negotiations, a trial might be necessary. A trial may be a bench trial (in which a judge alone decides the outcome) or a jury trial (in which 12 community members decide the verdict).
  12. Sentencing – If found not guilty, the accused is immediately released and their bond refunded. If not, a judge will decide what and how much punishment the guilty party will receive.

This was merely an overview of the steps of the criminal defense process in Long Grove, Illinois. If you are facing criminal charges, we know that you want them gone and gone fast. You don’t have to go through this alone. What you need is someone to walk you through the legal process and ensure that everything possible is being done to protect you and to potentially reduce your punishment.

Why Choose Us

There are plenty of qualified criminal defense lawyers in the Long Grove area. Maybe your friend knows one, or you saw the name of a firm after doing a quick Google search. How do you know who to call? After all, choosing the right firm matters. You want an attorney with a proven track record who will work hard on your case and tell you the truth.

Since 1990, the attorneys of Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC have helped thousands of people just like you. We are the ‘real deal.’ To prove it, here are our qualifications:

  • Our legal team is composed of former prosecutors and tenured defense attorneys who have built their careers handling criminal defense cases.
  • Our lawyers have over two decades of experience and have handled thousands of cases.
  • We have had numerous awards for excellence and customer service since our firm opened in 1990.
  • We have over 20,000 satisfied clients and hundreds of five-star reviews from the Long Grove community.
  • We believe in reasonable payment plans and weekly updates to keep you current and involved in your defense.
  • Every member of our team leads with compassion, understanding, and empathy.
  • Our core strategies are straight talk, hard work, and team effort.

Want to know about our results? We have an entire page on our website dedicated to them. But here are a few:

  • Criminal Trespassing: Charges Thrown Out.  Our client, already out on felony bail, was accused of trespassing on state land. Our experienced attorney got all the charges thrown out.
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver: Charges Dropped. Our shrewd attorney got all charges for a client dropped after filing a motion to suppress evidence based on incorrect police testimony.
  • Battery Trial: Not Guilty. Despite having four witnesses testify that they saw our client attacking victims, our client was found not guilty on all charges.

Call Us Today

Facing criminal charges? Call the experienced lawyers of Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC at (312) 644-0444 today. We are here to help you through the complex legal system and make sure your rights are protected. Don’t go it alone when help is just a call away.