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Plainfield Criminal Defense Lawyer

Plainfield, Illinois assault and drug charges defense lawyer

Defending Against Criminal Charges in Plainfield, IL

Being charged with a crime is one of the most stressful experiences you will likely ever face. You may have known that circumstances in your life put you at risk for criminal prosecution, or you may have been shocked by your arrest. Most people facing criminal charges are not career criminals—they are normal people who made a mistake or were faced with challenges like addiction, mental illness, or financial difficulty.

Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. understands how stressful facing prosecution is and how life circumstances can lead people to a point where they are charged with a crime. Charges like DUI are often the result of a struggle with substance abuse, while retail theft may be committed by people who are struggling financially. Attorney Eric J. Blatti will do all he can to present the best defense possible on your behalf.

Lawyer for Misdemeanor and Felony DUI in Plainfield

DUI charges are very common. It is easy to think that you are sober enough to drive when you are just over the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC). People who struggle with alcoholism may not feel intoxicated despite having a high BAC, and people who battle drug addiction may need to use certain substances just to feel normal.

DUIs can range in seriousness from misdemeanors to serious felonies depending on the circumstances. While a first DUI or even a second DUI is usually a misdemeanor, your third DUI is a felony. Felony DUI charges may also apply if there were aggravating circumstances, such as injury to another person.

Representation for Traffic Offenses

Some traffic offenses are more serious than the typical traffic ticket. If you are charged with a more serious traffic crime, you may need legal help to defend against a conviction. Traffic violations and related cases that Attorney Blatti can help with include:

Drug Charges Attorney in Will County

Most people charged with drug crimes are struggling with substance abuse. If you have been charged with possession or offenses related to drug paraphernalia, you likely need treatment rather than jail time. You may have the option of entering a program designed to help you stop using drugs and keep your criminal record clean. Attorney Blatti will do all he can to find a solution that will help you rather than hurt your future prospects.

Assaultive Offenses Lawyer

Assault or battery offenses usually happen in the heat of the moment when there is an argument taking place. Common assault-related charges include:

  • Assault - Contrary to popular belief, you can get charged with assault without ever touching the victim. Assault means causing a person to think that you are going to make physical contact with him or her in a way that is offensive or hurtful. Swinging your fist at someone without actually touching them or making a motion as if you are about to grab someone's body without their consent are examples of assault.
  • Battery - Battery means making physical contact with the victim in a way that physically hurts them or is offensive. Pushing, hitting, groping, or spitting on someone would be considered battery. Throwing an item that hits the victim may also result in battery charges.
  • Domestic violence - Domestic assault or battery is a more serious charge. The only difference between simple assault or simple battery and a domestic violence offense is who the victim is. If the alleged victim is a current or past romantic partner, a family member, or someone you live with, you could face this more serious charge.

Contact a Plainfield, IL Criminal Defense Attorney

Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. is dedicated to helping people who are facing criminal prosecution. Experienced Will County criminal defense lawyer Eric J. Blatti will work with you to find the best possible resolution to your case. Contact us at 815-744-2500 for a complimentary consultation.

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