If you believe today's police dramas on TV, the very act of hiring
a lawyer is tantamount to an admission of guilt. How many times have we
seen those scenes play out? A devious suspect requests an attorney, sending
no-nonsense police detectives storming out of the interrogation room complaining
that yet another suspect has "lawyered up" on them?
But TV is one thing, and real life is another. Asking for legal representation
is not suspicious, and it's not a clever tactic used by criminals
with something to hide--it's your right.
experienced criminal lawyer becomes an invaluable asset when you are accused of wrongdoing, especially
in a city like Chicago where the authorities don't always play by
According to research carried out by The Chicago Reporter, a nonprofit
watchdog group which has investigated matters of racism and social inequality
in the city since 1972, Chicago police paid out a staggering $54.2 million
in misconduct settlements in 2014. Settlements were awarded to victims
who accused the police of a number of indefensible acts, including illegal
searches, excessive force and false arrests.
In the United States, you are innocent until proven guilty. A good criminal
defense attorney will aggressively protect your rights and ensure you
receive fair treatment under the law.
The Law Office of Steven Fine has successfully defended clients against
charges including DUI, drug offenses, theft, assault, illegal weapons
possession and murder. Whatever the charge, if you have been accused of
committing a crime, we should be your first call.
Contact us today for a free consultation.