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Chicago DUI Lawyers

Fighting Misdemeanor, Felony & Federal Charges in Cook, Dupage, Kane, Dekalb, Will, & Lake counties

When you or someone you care about is facing a criminal arrest or accusation in Chicago, you want to be sure you have a focused, aggressive, and dedicated legal team on your side. The Toney Law Firm, LLC is here to help you through what might be the lowest or scariest point of your life. Trust our firm to work hard to protect your future and your freedom.

The team at the Toney Law Firm have years of experience in the areas of criminal defense and DUI defense. Our strategic legal skills have been acknowledged by noteworthy associations, and we are renowned for our legal skills and knowledge. In fact, Attorney Toney is also a professor who uses her up-to-date insights, work ethic, and sound judgment to be a force in the courtroom. This passion helps drives The Toney Law Firm, LLC, and has attracted attention across the state of Illinois. Our Chicago criminal defense lawyers are truly committed to always being better for the benefit of our clients. 

The Role of a Defense Attorney

The primary role of a defense attorney is to represent their clients who have been accused of committing a crime. Their goal is to protect their client's rights and ensure that they receive a fair trial under the law. Below are some of the key responsibilities and roles of a defense attorney:

  • Provide legal counsel: Defense attorneys provide legal counsel to their clients and assist in explaining the charges, the legal process, and the possible outcomes of the case. They may also provide guidance on how to plea or negotiate plea deals with prosecutors.
  • Investigate the facts of the case: They will investigate the case, examine the evidence, and collect information to build a strong defense. They can interview witnesses, go to crime scenes, or hire experts to provide testimony or further analysis.
  • Develop a strong defense strategy: Based on the evidence and facts of the particular case, defense attorneys can formulate a defense strategy that strives to prove their client's innocence or, at least, reduce the charges and potential penalties.
  • Represent their clients in court: They also represent their clients in court proceedings, which include pre-trial hearings, trials, and sentencing. They present legal arguments, cross-examine witnesses, and can challenge the prosecution's case in order to defend their client.
  • Negotiate plea bargains: They may negotiate plea bargains with prosecutors, which can result in reduced charges or penalties for their clients. They also work to secure alternative punishments, such as probation or community service, instead of imprisonment.
  • Work to protect clients' rights: Defense attorneys are also responsible for ensuring that their client's rights are protected throughout the course of the legal process. Including the right to remain silent, the right to legal counsel, and the right to a fair trial.

Ultimately, defense attorneys play a critical role in the criminal justice system. If you are facing charges for a criminal offense in Illinois, work with an experienced Chicago criminal defense & DUI lawyer, such as Attorney Toney, who is dedicated to helping you secure optimum results.

Are you facing charges for a DUI or other criminal offenses? Call The Toney Law Firm, LLC, today at (888) 473-4058 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our criminal defense & DUI lawyers in Chicago.

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    Our Chicago criminal defense & DUI lawyers are truly committed to always being better for the benefit of our clients.

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