MCHENRY COUNTY FELONY DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Felony charges constitute the most serious charges that can be brought against someone. Fortunately, nobody has to face these charges alone. It is extremely important to retain an experienced defense attorney who has experience handling high level charges and who has a track record of success; Evan E. Randall has both.


FELONY CONSEQUENCES AND OUR PROVEN SOLUTION

A felony conviction carries possible jail time, hefty fines, and could have huge impacts on housing, employment, background searches, the right to own a firearm, and many others. The consequences are steep and it is important that you employ a legal strategy designed to get the charges dismissed or reduced.

Felont Classifications

  • Class 4 - minimum of 1 year in prison and a maximum of 3 years in prison
  • Class 3 - minimum of 2 year in prison and a maximum of 5 years in prison
  • Class 2 - minimum of 3 year in prison and a maximum of 7 years in prison
  • Class 1 - minimum of 4 year in prison and a maximum of 15 years in prison
  • Class X - minimum of 6 year in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison

Our strategy begins during the initial consultation. This is where you will provide your attorney with the information and details required to begin building your defense. It is important that you and the attorney have open and honest communication as information provided during this consultation will form the foundation for the rest of the case.

The next step in our proven process is to obtain the evidence that is needed to substantiate the defense. The legal process is known as "discovery" and your criminal defense attorney will send out subpoenas for the production of documents, interview witnesses, and, in some cases, hire an investigator. Once all of the evidence is collected, we sit down with the client and review everything, together. This is often the most overlooked by other attorneys. During these meetings, critical information is often discovered. By having our clients activiely engaged in the legal process, we can maximize the chance of a favorable result.

If possible, a meeting with the State's Attorney assigned to the case is arranged and negotiations begin. After setting forth the evidence collected, we are often able to reach some agreed resolution. If this is favorable and approved by our client, the case is over. Otherwise, trial preparation begins. 

Alternatives

A sksilled attorney will know how to minimize the consequences. All possible challenges to the charges will be brought, but sometimes it is more adventageous to negotiate with the prosecution. A few alternatives to the penalties listed above include probation, the use of a deferral program to result in the case being dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor, or involve some community service.

Evan E. Randall knows how to keep his clients out of jail. If you or someone you care about is facing charges with the possibility of jail time, an experienced criminal defense attorney needs to be retained. 


NEXT STEPS

T-e first thing any person facing felony charges should do is speak with an attorney. Free consultations are offered to allow everyone the opportunity to speak with an attorney, with no charge or commitment, in order to get an opinion. If you or someone you know is in need of an experienced and aggressive legal defense, then you should reach out today. Contact Evan E. Randall by phone at (815) 880-4529 or email sent to [email protected]