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Lincolnshire Criminal Defense Lawyer

Lincolnshire, IL violent crimes and white collar crimes defense lawyer

Criminal Law Attorney in Lincolnshire Defending Your Rights

When you face criminal charges, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed and be concerned about the potential penalties you may face. If you find yourself entangled in the criminal justice system, the experienced Lincolnshire criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can provide you with representation and advise you of the defense strategies that may be available. We can help you determine the best approach to take in cases involving charges such as:

DUI Charges

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs can lead to charges of driving under the influence (DUI). These charges can lead to multiple types of penalties that may affect your personal and professional life. Whether you are a first-time offender or facing multiple DUI charges, The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can handle your case and protect your rights. We can help in cases involving charges such as:

  • First-offense DUI: If you are facing a first-time DUI charge, we can help you mitigate the potential consequences by negotiating for reduced charges or alternative sentencing.
  • Repeat DUI: Second, third, or subsequent DUI charges will usually lead to harsher penalties, including the loss of your driver's license for several years, increased fines, and a potential jail sentence of one year or more. In cases involving multiple DUI offenses, we will identify potential defenses and work to ensure that you can achieve a favorable outcome.
  • DUI with injuries: When intoxicated driving involves an accident in which another person was injured or killed, you may face felony DUI charges. These cases involve significant legal challenges, and harsh penalties may apply if you are convicted. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can present a compelling defense by scrutinizing the evidence, consulting with accident reconstruction experts, and advocating for reduced penalties.
  • Commercial driver DUI: If you have a commercial driver's license, DUI charges may jeopardize your livelihood. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can help you take steps to resolve your case successfully while minimizing the impact on your career.

White Collar Crimes

Allegations of financial deceit can lead to charges for offenses that are grouped under the category of white collar crimes. Even though these offenses are usually non-violent, they can still result in severe penalties if you are convicted. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can help defend against charges related to:

  • Credit card fraud: Unauthorized use of a credit card or falsifying information to obtain credit can result in criminal prosecution. Our attorney will work to uncover the facts of a case and advocate for a reduction or dismissal of charges.
  • Mortgage fraud: Allegations of misrepresentation or omission of critical information during the loan application process can result in fraud charges. In these cases, we can examine financial records, question the validity of the evidence, and help defend against accusations of fraud.
  • Embezzlement: You may be accused of the theft or misappropriation of funds entrusted to your care. We can help you defend against these accusations, and we will work to secure a dismissal of charges or an acquittal if possible.
  • Identity theft: The unauthorized use of someone's personal information may lead to criminal charges. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. will investigate accusations of identity theft and help you build a defense that protects your rights and your reputation.

Violent Crimes

Criminal charges involving threats to others or the infliction of harm are likely to lead to serious penalties if a conviction occurs. In cases involving violent crimes, The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can help determine the best defense strategies to use. We can defend against charges such as:

  • Homicide: Charges of murder or manslaughter will require a meticulous examination of the evidence, including forensic reports, witness testimonies, and photos or videos used to identify the accused. We strive to uncover every detail that can support a strong defense, such as self-defense or lack of intent.
  • Assault and battery: Fights, arguments, or other situations can lead to criminal charges based on threats, the infliction of injuries, or provoking or insulting contact. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can help address the context of these incidents, seeking to mitigate charges or pursue an acquittal.
  • Domestic violence: Cases in which people are accused of harming their family members can be complex and emotionally charged. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. provides compassionate representation for people accused of domestic abuse, aiming to uncover inconsistencies in the accuser's statements, challenge the evidence, and take other steps to prevent a conviction.
  • Weapons charges: The illegal possession, use, or trafficking of firearms or other dangerous weapons can lead to serious criminal charges. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. works to protect our clients' rights while helping them develop effective defense strategies in these cases.

Other Types of Criminal Cases

In addition to the aforementioned categories, The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. handles a wide range of other criminal matters, including.

  • Sex Crimes: Allegations of offenses such as sexual assault or sexual abuse can have severe penalties that may affect a person's freedom and their standing in the community. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. provides discreet, thorough representation, focusing on protecting the rights of defendants.
  • Drug crimes: Charges related to controlled substances may include possession, trafficking, manufacturing, or other types of offenses. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. helps our clients explore various defense strategies while working to protect their rights and determine whether diversion programs may be available.
  • Shoplifting: Although retail theft may seem to be a minor offense, a conviction can have long-lasting effects, including a permanent criminal record. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. works to negotiate reduced charges, alternative sentencing, or dismissals in these cases.
  • Juvenile crimes: When minors are accused of crimes, courts will usually focus on rehabilitation. We can help families resolve these cases while minimizing the impact on a young person's future. 

Contact Our Lincolnshire, Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney

For skilled, experienced defense in your criminal case, contact The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. at 847-239-4703 to arrange a free consultation. With our help, you can take steps to protect your rights and secure a positive future.

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