Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me?
So, you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime. Whether or not you believe that you’re guilty of the crime of which you’re accused, it’s scary to face the prospect of going to jail and adding a conviction to your criminal record.
You may be reluctant to spend money on a criminal defense attorney, even considering representing yourself at trial in order to save money. In all likelihood, representing yourself will end up costing thousands of dollars more in fees, in addition to the huge risk that the charges will result in a serious conviction. Don’t take the risk of a conviction that could seriously jeopardize your future. If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Chicago area, call the Homewood and Bridgeview offices of John Fairman as soon as possible for a consultation on your case, and develop a workable path forward.
An insider’s view of the criminal justice system
Criminal defense attorney John Fairman has been working within the Chicago-area criminal court system for decades. Over the years, he has developed working relationships with the prosecutors and judges assigned to his clients’ cases. The respect he has acquired after years of ethically representing his clients offers opportunities to negotiate on behalf of those he represents, obtaining reductions in charges or plea deals that can result in shorter sentences for you, and the ability to quickly move on toward a brighter future.
When those clients’ cases do go to trial, John Fairman’s decades of experience before judges in the Markham Courthouse and Bridgeview Courthouse make him a sharp and aggressive litigator. He ensures that his clients receive the best possible defense available under the law, employing the latest in evidence technology and case law developments to the end of protecting your constitutional rights.
Prosecutors must prove every element of a crime
Whether or not you plead guilty to charges doesn’t always come down to whether or not you “did it.” Prosecutors often file charges far beyond what they could actually prove in court, assuming that these scare tactics will result in the defendant quickly accepting a plea to avoid the possibility of a long sentence. A talented Illinois criminal defense attorney will analyze the evidence that the prosecution already has or could find, and will use that analysis to determine whether or not the state will actually be able to prove the charges they’ve filed against you. Highly-experienced criminal defense attorney John Fairman can successfully conduct this sort of analysis and use the results in negotiations with prosecutors for reduced or dismissed charges.
Call for Immediate Assistance with a Chicago Area Arrest
If you have been charged with a crime in Oak Lawn, Homewood, or Bridgeview, or elsewhere in the Chicago area, seek a criminal defense lawyer you can trust to fight aggressively for your rights. Contact the determined and knowledgeable Chicago criminal defense lawyer John Fairman for a consultation, at 708-799-4848 (Homewood), or 708-960-4806 (Bridgeview).