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Skokie Probation for Criminal Charges?

 Posted on December 00, 0000 in Uncategorized

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Topic: Probation for Criminal Cases in Cook County Illinois (Skokie Courthouse)

Question:  Should I take probation on my Cook County criminal matter?

Answer: The only answer to this question is a qualified “maybe”. While probation may seem like a great way to avoid possible jail time on a criminal case, it will leave you with a permanent conviction on your record. This conviction may result in the loss (or prevention of future) employment, loss of driving privileges, loss of FOID cards and professional licenses etc.

Often times, there are more alternatives at your disposal then simply entering a plea of guilty for a probation sentence. An experienced attorney may be able to have the charges against you reduced or even outright dismissed. You may also be able to take your case to trial and win. All too often, defendants are not aggressive enough in forcing the State to prove them guilty of any charge beyond a reasonable doubt. It is imperative that you discuss your case with your attorney in detail to determine the best possible outcome for your situation.

Probation is a great “last resort” solution when all other avenues have been exhausted. Just make sure you and your attorney contemplate all possible scenarios before entering a guilty plea on any criminal charge.

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Cook County, Illinois, it is imperative that you retain legal counsel to provide you with the best defense possible. At the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., Mr. Gebhardt’s experience as a former prosecutor means that you’ll have access to the best knowledge and education on your side -- an informed and experienced DUI and/or Criminal Defense lawyer working for you at every step of the way. Mr. Gebhardt draws upon his prior experience as a prosecutor to anticipate how the State will present their case against you. He can then determine what defenses will be most likely to prevail and concentrate his efforts in those areas.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Cook County, Illinois, contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

As always, the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. offers free consultations for anyone charged with a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Cook County, Illinois.

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