For most people, being arrested and facing criminal charges is one of the most frightening and stressful experiences of their lives. Beyond the initial shock, an arrest can have ripple effects throughout your life, affecting your career and access to privileges like gun ownership, and various other consequences that can seriously inhibit your personal freedoms.
Some people may think that a simple traffic violation or a first-time DUI conviction is nothing to worry about. What they don’t realize is that by simply pleading guilty or accepting an initial plea agreement, they could be jeopardizing their future in ways they never considered.
Collateral Issues Stemming From An Arrest
As a criminal defense attorney, I have helped numerous people avoid the professional and personal damages of a criminal conviction. Whether protecting your reputation or your personal freedoms, I understand both the local laws and the legal landscape of southern Illinois. This in-depth knowledge allows me to help clients make intelligent decisions, negotiate on their behalf with the prosecution and, if necessary, aggressively defend their rights during trial.
Criminal law is a diverse field, but a few common offenses I help clients resolve include:
- Criminal charges of domestic violence
- Drunk driving charges
- Drug offenses
- Traffic violations such as reckless driving
- Violations of protective orders and restraining orders
- A variety of other misdemeanor and felony offenses such as assault, drug possession, weapons violations and violent crimes
- Warrant quashing
As a solo practitioner, I work one-on-one with each client I represent. Accessible and attentive, I listen to your concerns while offering clear, practical advice to effectively resolve your matter. I understand that many clients want to avoid drawing attention to themselves after an arrest. I will work diligently and discreetly to protect your privacy.
Start Building A Strong Criminal Defense
If you, your spouse or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, don’t hesitate; contact a skilled lawyer to ensure fair treatment and a strong defense. Call Nick Kujawa, Attorney at Law, at our Belleville law office at 618-589-1721 or toll free at 800-546-2308. You can also send an email by filling out an online contact form.