Felonies & Misdemeanors

Ferris, Thompson & Zweig-Felonies and Misdemeanors

Have you been arrested or accused of a felony or misdemeanor? The Chicago criminal defense attorneys of Ferris, Thompson & Zweig, Ltd. have over 80 years of combined trial experience, and we are committed to defending the rights of our clients. Saul Ferris, Gary Thompson, and Rafael Guzman are experienced criminal defense attorneys who have represented thousands of clients and tried hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases in Lake County. Our lawyers provide high quality representation throughout Illinois, the Chicago metropolitan area, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan.

We charge reasonable fees, and will work with you to come up with a payment arrangement that helps you to protect your rights as well as your financial well-being. We will represent you by accepting your posted bond without any money upfront.

Illinois Criminal Charges Are Serious and Demand a Serious Defense Attorney

Illinois law, like the laws of most states, distinguishes between different levels of crimes. Felonies are more serious offenses than misdemeanors, but being charged with either can have substantial effects in all aspects of your life.

In Illinois, felonies are crimes punishable by a maximum sentence of one year or more; misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum sentence of one year or less. Felony convictions also carry substantially higher fines of up to $25,000; misdemeanors may result in probation and lower restitution fines not to exceed $1,500.

If you have been arrested, you have the constitutional right not to speak with law enforcement officers. You also have the right to have a criminal defense attorney. It is in your best interests to exercise both of these rights. Contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers of Ferris, Thompson & Zweig by calling our toll free number 866-602-3000, or contacting us online.

You Cannot Afford a Criminal Conviction

Many people falsely believe that only guilty people need an attorney. In fact, regardless of whether you believe you are guilty or know you are innocent, an experienced trial attorney is key to protecting your rights and securing your freedom. Even being charged with a criminal offense can have many negative effects on your personal and professional life, let alone being convicted. It is never too early to contact an attorney.

From the moment we take your case, you can rest assured that we will work diligently to see that your rights are secured and your best interests represented. We understand the nuances of criminal prosecutions and the high bar the prosecutor must meet. Our seasoned litigators will explore every avenue and leave no stone unturned in mounting an aggressive defense on your behalf.

Whether you face charges of a felony—such as armed robbery or arson—or a misdemeanor—such as larceny or possession of marijuana—you need an experienced advocate on your side. At Ferris, Thompson & Zweig, we understand the grave nature of all types of criminal charges and will exhaust every legal means of preserving your freedom. We represent clients in all varieties of criminal cases, including those related to arson, battery, assault, DUI, suspended drivers’ licenses, domestic violence, robbery, attempted murder and murder, illegal drug possession, illegal drug sales/distribution, shoplifting, burglary, illegal weapon possession, illegal weapon discharge, juvenile charges, sex crimes, grand theft auto, and white collar crime.

Experienced Chicago Trial Attorneys at Ferris, Thompson & Zweig Will Fight for Your Freedom

Because Illinois law provides only guidelines for criminal sentencing, the ability to receive probation, drop or reduce charges, and minimize exposure to imprisonment and restitution depends in large part upon the skill of your criminal defense attorney.

At Ferris, Thompson & Zweig, our experienced Evanston defense attorneys provide clients with the highest quality legal representation, skillfully negotiating with prosecutors for the best possible outcomes for your case. If you have been arrested and need help fighting your felony or misdemeanor charges, schedule a free consultation by calling (866) 602-3000 or filling out our online Contact Us form. We can meet you in jail for your initial consultation if needed.

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