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Criminal Defense Law Attorneys

St. Charles Criminal Defense Law Lawyers Serving Kane, Kendall & DeKalb Counties

Criminal law issues are often scenarios that most people believe can’t happen to them. They think that these are issues will only happen to everyone else. That attitude changes very quickly when your loved ones, yourself, your friends, or your family members are charged or arrested. In order to fully ensure that you or your loved one have the right kind of criminal defense that will enable them to have the most favorable outcome possible, it is important to reach out to an attorney that is experienced with criminal defense law. At Van Der Snick Law Firm, LTD we have the knowledge and experience needed to help you or your loved one get the best defense possible.

Criminal law involves prosecution by the government of a person for a “crime”, which is any act or omission of an act in violation of a public law forbidding or commanding it. Crimes include both felonies (more serious offenses, like murder or rape) and misdemeanors (less serious offenses, like petty theft or jaywalking).

Felonies are usually crimes punishable by imprisonment of a year or more, while misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than a year.

Van Der Snick Law Firm, LTD defends people against a wide range of criminal charges.

We handle ALL felonies and misdemeanor criminal defense law cases: 

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • C.D.L. – Commercial Driver’s License Violations
  • Check Fraud
  • Credit Card Theft
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving on a Suspended / Revoked License
  • DUI / Drunk Driving
  • Drug Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungements & Record Sealing
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Firearm Possession
  • Gun Charges
  • Identity Theft
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstructing Justice
  • Prostitution & Solicitation
  • Rape
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Retail Theft
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Theft
  • Traffic Offenses & Violations
  • Violent Crimes
  • Weapon Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes

With our attorneys, you can rest easy knowing that we are working hard to prepare the best defense possible. 

Because criminal charges can be very serious and can have such long-reaching consequences on the rest of your life, it is important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. Some people think that waiting for awhile “just to see what happens” is the better option, however this is normally not the best option. Waiting until your case has become too progressed can hinder your attorney’s ability to effectively represent you and present the best defense possible. Many individuals think that they can handle their cases on their own – the fact of the matter is that an experienced attorney will understand the system better and have a better chance from past experience on how to provide a viable defense to your charges.

As soon as you become aware that you or a loved one are being investigated, it is time to call a lawyer. Even if you are not sure if you have actually committed a crime or not, you should contact a lawyer. At Van Der Snick Law Firm, LTD we can help you determine what is going on and why, we can then help you develop a plan to move forward in the best light possible. Our attorneys can also help you avoid self-incrimination from being questioned alone by the police.

Contrary to popular belief, hiring an attorney is neither an admission or an allusion to guilt. If you do not believe you have committed the crimes in question, it is especially important that you hire an attorney. The justice system isn’t perfect, and you should not rely on it to determine your innocence without some help. A lawyer can provide the information needed to conclusively rule you out from having committed the crime in question. Do not underestimate just how intimidating police questioning or the courtroom can be. Without an attorney, you might end up agreeing to a plea deal just because you are too scared to do anything else. A lawyer can help ensure that this does not happen, and that your rights are upheld.

If you fail to hire an attorney to help represent you and you receive criminal charges, the consequences to your life can be both varied and long lasting. Experiencing time behind bars is unpleasant enough, but issues stemming from your conviction can reach far beyond any sentence. In fact, you could find yourself having a hard time finding even the simplest of jobs willing to interview you, let alone hire you. You will also find yourself having a harder time finding a decent place to live, as many landlords will balk at a tenant with a criminal record. When you are charged with a criminal allegation hire a lawyer as quickly as possible in an attempt to reduce your charges, or avoid them altogether.

Contact A Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, you need a criminal defense attorney. Do not settle for someone with no criminal law experience! At Van Der Snick Law Firm, LTD we understand that you are currently in a bad place. We can help ensure that you receive the best defense possible. Contact us today for help!