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Criminal Law

King Law Firm, LLC represents clients, who have been accused, arrested, indicted, or charged with criminal offenses or violations.

What are my rights if I have been charged with a crime? 

Each individual has constitutional rights from the United States Constitution and Illinois Constitution, including but not limited to the right to counsel, right to remain silent, right to a jury trial, and right to confront and cross examine witnesses. 

What type of cases does King Law Firm handle?

Felonies, misdemeanors, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), traffic offenses, and ordinance violations.

How are criminal cases handled?

Each client case is handled with assertive advocacy, attention to detail, skills, professionalism, and time necessary to achieve the best result. King Law Firm investigates facts, interviews witnesses, researches relevant law, and ensures the protection of the state and federal Constitutional rights. The goal of each client's case is an outright dismissal of all charges, but in reality most cases end in a plea agreement or trial.

What is reasonable doubt?

This is a measure or standard by which a jury or judge decides a criminal case. The decider of facts - jury or judge - must vote whether or not the government’s prosecutor (state or federal) has met the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. In the American legal system, reasonable doubt is the highest burden of proof. In contrast, a civil case, such as personal injury, carries the burden of proof by preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). A person's life or freedom can be of grave concern and at stake in a criminal case. Therefore, reasonable doubt must be proven by the government's prosecutor with evidence in order for the jury or judge to convict. If not, then the government’s prosecutor has failed to meet the burden of proof resulting in a hung jury or not guilty verdict.

Should I retain or hire an Attorney?

If you have been charged with a crime, it is highly recommended to seek the advice and counsel of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. As a person facing charges, you have the right to remain silent and to retain an attorney. The selection of an attorney is a highly important and vital decision. The best way to judge the compatibility and suitability of an Attorney is to meet in-person in a private and confidential setting.

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