Fighting Back Against Criminal Charges
A conviction for a criminal charge in Illinois could be disastrous to your life and your goals for the future. It is critical to fight back aggressively with the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
I am Jeff Brown, an Illinois criminal defense lawyer, with more than 15 years of experience handling criminal matters. I serve clients in central Illinois from my Bloomington office. I know the criminal defense system thoroughly, and I will find any way possible to minimize the damage to your life.
Driving Under The Influence
Driving under the influence (DUI) is the most common criminal charge. It is a charge that, more than any other, seems to land on people from all backgrounds and walks of life. But the commonness and frequency of DUI arrests do not make the charges any less serious.
A conviction for DUI can result in incarceration, fines and the loss of your license, as well as a stain on your permanent record. This type of conviction has a way of ruining peoples’ lives.
I explore all the evidence and the procedures, looking to find a way to weaken the prosecutor’s case. If your rights were violated in any way, if there are any technical problems with the blood alcohol tests or if any mistakes were made by the police, they can result in lessened charges or the case being thrown out. It is important to talk to me to determine how strong your case is.
I defend clients against all types of drug crime charges involving cocaine, marijuana, crack, methamphetamines, prescription drugs and other drugs. I can provide you with an effective defense against drug charges that include:
- Possession with intent
- Possession of paraphernalia
- Growth and cultivation
I handle any type of drug crime charge, making every effort to protect my clients’ freedom and their future.
I handle firearm cases involving:
- Unlawful use of a weapon (UUW): A UUW charge involves any kind of unauthorized possession of a firearm. For example, even if your firearm is licensed, you can’t carry it out in public with special authorization.
- Aggravated UUW: This is a more serious variation of the UUW, usually involving carrying a firearm in your car or in public.
- Possession of a firearm by a felon: Many felonies carry, among other penalties, a prohibition against owning a firearm. It is a serious crime to be caught carrying or even keeping a firearm in your home if you have a conviction on your record.
- Reckless discharge of a firearm: This is a serious charge, often connected with attempted murder or manslaughter. If you shoot your weapon into a building or car or open area, knowing someone might be there, you could be charged with reckless discharge.
I also represent clients whose firearm rights are in danger. I will help you keep your right to own and use a firearm.