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Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Romeoville, IL

Getting arrested can be a complete shock, even if you knew it was a risk. Few experiences are more stressful than being handcuffed and taken to jail. An arrest can jeopardize your freedom and your future prospects. If you are facing any type of criminal charge, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and help you fight to preserve your freedom.

Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. is dedicated to providing the best criminal defense available. Attorney Eric J. Blatti will carefully analyze the circumstances of your case, the accusations against you, and any actions the police took to determine what type of defense is likely to benefit you the most.

Defenses to DUI in Will County

DUI defendants are often made to feel like conviction and jail time are unavoidable when this is often not the case at all. Defenses to DUI you may have include:

  • Showing that the stop was illegal - If the police did not have a lawful reason for pulling you over, any evidence they collected afterward cannot be used against you, meaning that the state likely has no case, and your charge may be dismissed.
  • Challenging field sobriety tests - A lot of external factors, like the weather and your footwear, can interfere with field sobriety test results. Officers often base arrests on these questionable tests.
  • Invalidating chemical test results - Breath and blood tests can be inaccurate for a number of reasons.

Defending Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence Cases in Romeoville, IL

Being convicted of a violent offense like assault, battery, or domestic violence carries a lot of stigma and can make your life very difficult. However, defenses to these crimes are available, and a skilled attorney can help you take steps to avoid a conviction. Common defenses to assault offenses include:

  • Self-defense - Police often struggle to distinguish between the victim and the offender when there has been a physical dispute. People are sometimes erroneously arrested for defending themselves. This is a common defense when women are arrested for domestic violence.
  • Mutual combat - Two adults can agree to fight each other physically. This defense is common in cases involving bar fights or organized matches.
  • Defense of others - If you were defending someone else who you reasonably believed was about to be harmed, you may have a defense, even if it turns out you misread the situation.

Fighting Back Against Retail Theft Charges

With the rise of self-checkouts, retail theft accusations are becoming more common. People should not be convicted of theft for making honest mistakes. Often, there is video footage suggesting that you simply forgot an item in the bottom of your cart or showing that your small child was holding onto an item without you noticing.

Traffic Crimes Defense Attorney

While traffic crimes are often considered fairly minor, losing your driving privileges can have a major impact on your life. Issues like driving on a suspended license, speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the limit, reckless driving, and being at fault for an accident can cause your driver's license to be suspended.

It is best to take your traffic charges seriously and secure legal representation. You may have a defense or strong mitigating circumstances. For example, if you were reacting to an emergency, your attorney might be able to argue that you did not commit a crime. In speeding cases, the evidence against you might not be as strong as you think if the officer was using a radar gun that was not properly calibrated.

Attorney Blatti can also help with license reinstatement or represent you at your Secretary of State hearing.

Contact a Romeoville, IL Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. focuses its practice entirely on criminal defense. Dedicated Will County criminal defense attorney Eric J. Blatti will do all he can to get you the best possible outcome. Contact us at 815-744-2500 for a complimentary consultation.

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