When you are facing a criminal charge, you are facing an allegation that will change your life if you are convicted. No matter what type of charge you are facing, it is always in your best interest to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest. At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock P.C., our Northwest Indiana criminal defense lawyers are here to help you defend your case.
Our team works with clients facing a variety of charges. Cases we handle include:
Even when you can not have your charge dismissed, working with a criminal defense lawyer can often lead to less severe penalties than you would have faced otherwise.
As we mentioned above, working with a criminal defense lawyer can result in you having your charge lowered or your penalties reduced. Ideally, you can prove your innocence to the court and have your charges dropped, but sometimes this is not an option.
Your lawyer can help you determine when proving your innocence is likely and when it is in your best interest to resolve your case in another way, like accepting a plea bargain or enrolling in a diversion program.
If you fight your charge, your lawyer can also help you fight the charge. A few ways your lawyer can do this include:
The penalties you face for a criminal charge depend on a variety of factors, including your previous criminal record, the nature of the charge, and the presence of any aggravating or mitigating factors. Penalties you could be facing include:
Additionally, you could be facing the loss of certain civil rights, like the right to own a firearm. Our team is committed to protecting all of your rights through a solid defense strategy.