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Lockport Criminal Defense Lawyer

Lockport, IL Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney for Misdemeanors and Felonies Serving Lockport, IL

A criminal prosecution can jeopardize your entire future. You could find it harder to find a good job, convince a potential landlord to trust you, obtain or keep a professional license, or get into college or a career training program. Whether you are facing a felony or a misdemeanor, you have the right to get a lawyer and fight back. Your situation might feel hopeless, but it is not. You may have strong defenses available that a skilled attorney will be able to identify.

Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. is highly experienced in criminal defense. Attorney Eric J. Blatti can help with all types of criminal accusations, from DUI cases to felony sex offenses. He will carefully analyze every detail of your case looking for any available defenses, and he will act strategically to bring about the best possible result.

Lockport Lawyer for Felony Defense

Felonies are serious crimes that carry more than a year of time in prison. If you are accused of a felony, you must take your case very seriously. Felonies Attorney Blatti can help with include:

  • Sex crimes - Sex offenses are always very serious crimes. There is an extreme stigma attached to being a sex offender. Charges like criminal sexual abuse, child pornography, and criminal sexual assault can carry years of prison time. It is critical to work with an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer who can help mitigate the seriousness of the offense or present a strong defense at trial.
  • Felony DUI - Repeat DUIs or DUIs that lead to injury or death can be extremely serious. Fortunately, the same defenses available in misdemeanor DUI cases are generally available in felony DUI cases as well.
  • Felony drug crimes - Distribution, manufacturing, and even possession of some substances can lead to felony charges and long prison sentences. Our lawyer may be able to have your charges reduced through cooperation and plea bargaining.
  • Aggravated assault or battery - Assaultive offenses can be charged as felonies if they involve the use of weapons or if an alleged victim was seriously injured.

Misdemeanor Crimes Defense Lawyer in Lockport

Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. can defend you against misdemeanor offenses like:

  • DUI - First and second DUIs without aggravating circumstances can still result in a loss of driving privileges, large fines, and even jail time.
  • Retail theft - Shoplifting is a common accusation, often caused by mishaps when using self-checkouts.
  • Domestic violence - Disputes between romantic partners, family members, or roommates can quickly escalate and turn physical, leading to accusations of violence and potential criminal charges.
  • Assault or battery - Assault can be committed without actually touching the victim if the victim reasonably thought you were going to hurt them or touch them in an offensive way. Battery involves physical contact that hurts or reasonably offends the victim. Even minor contact, like a light push, can be considered battery.
  • Traffic offenses - Issues like driving with a suspended license, exceeding the speed limit by more than 26 miles per hour, accident citations, or reckless driving, are more serious than a typical moving violation.
  • Order of protection violations - Even if the protected person contacts you first or you use a third party to get a message to him or her, you could be charged with violating your order of protection. It does not matter if the order was issued as part of a criminal case or by a civil court—violating its terms is a criminal offense.

Contact a Lockport, IL Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. is dedicated to protecting the rights of criminal defendants. Lockport, IL criminal defense attorney Eric J. Blatti is highly experienced in fighting back against felony and misdemeanor charges, and he has dedicated his career to criminal defense. Contact us at 815-744-2500 for a complimentary consultation.

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