Aggressive Criminal Defense

If you are accused of a crime, your future could depend on what you do next. If you talk to police, your statements can be used against you and may even form the basis of your arrest. To protect yourself, don't say anything to anyone until you talk to a criminal defense lawyer.

The following are examples of the types of criminal defense cases I handle at the Law Office of Barry M. Lewis in Chicago. I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your case.

  • Drug crimes: There is no such thing as a minor drug crime in Illinois. To protect yourself from serious consequences, contact me as soon as possible.
  • DUI and BUI: Illinois continues to ratchet up the penalties for DUI and BUI.
  • Sex crimes: Few things can be more damaging to your reputation than the accusation of a sex crime. Most of these have a mandatory sex offender registration period. Sometimes, the key is to negotiate a reduced charge so that registration isn't for life.
  • Child neglect and abuse: If you are accused of child neglect or abuse, you could face both criminal charges and a civil action to lose custody of your children.
  • Weapons violations: Many weapons offenses that were misdemeanors in Illinois a few years ago are now felonies. Many now have a mandatory penitentiary sentence.
  • Theft and property crimes: A conviction for a theft or property crime can make it harder to find a job.
  • White collar crimes: Many people who are charged with a white collar crime never intended to do anything illegal.
  • Credit and identity fraud: Prosecutors are becoming increasingly tough on credit card crimes.
  • Murder and manslaughter: A murder charge is as serious as it gets. The minimum sentence for murder is 20 years.
  • Post-conviction petitions and appeals: I am willing to take your case as far as it needs to go to obtain a fair outcome, including post-conviction actions and appeals.
  • Post-Partum Disorders: Criminal and custody matters which may arise due to post-partum disorders.

I offer flat fees to defend you against criminal charges, and when I say "flat fees," I really mean it. My flat fees include the cost of a trial before the judge (although a trial before a jury would result in an additional cost).

Contact Criminal Defense Attorney Barry M. Lewis

Don't let a criminal charge ruin your life. Call me 24/7 at 312-574-3357 or fill out our simple contact form for a free initial consultation about your criminal law case. I offer flat-fee arrangements.