Criminal Law

Libertyville criminal lawyer

Criminal Offenses

If you have been charged with a crime, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, fighting for your rights as soon as possible.

The government has nearly unlimited resources at their disposal to pursue even the most trivial of charges. The founding fathers were very suspicious of excessive government power and tried to protect the citizenry, through the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but too few citizens these days are adequately counseled to protect themselves.  This is one of the chief reasons incarceration rates have never been higher, despite a steadily declining crime rate.

The deck is stacked, but you can even the odds by obtaining experienced, zealous counsel to ensure that your Constitutional Rights are protected at every step. An experienced criminal defense attorney will fight for your rights to equal justice under the law.

This firm is experienced in obtaining optimal outcomes for its clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses, including but not limited to:

  • Drug Charges
  • Fighting (Battery)
  • Felony Charges
  • Theft
  • Deceptive Practices and White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Traffic Matters
  • Complex Cases

Regardless of what the government has charged you with, a charge does not equal a conviction. Through thoughtful, experienced counsel this firm leverages the law and the circumstances of our clients’ particular cases to obtain optimal results. Each case is different, and every person has different goals and concerns. Listening to our clients, knowing the judges, prosecutors, officers, and the law, and tailoring the approach to your individual needs are hallmarks of our approach.

Do not delay. Preparation of a proper defense often takes time, evidence can spoil, and the opportunity for a resolution with superior results can be lost if a skilled attorney is not contacted immediately.

Drug and Alcohol Charges

If you have been charged with a Drug or Alcohol Offense, you will need an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney on your side, fighting for your Rights as soon as possible.

Drug Offenses in Illinois are very serious and very costly. If you are charged with Possession of Cannabis (Marijuana) in excess of 10 grams, you can be sentenced to at least 6 months in jail and due to mandatory fines and court costs, could end up paying approximately $1,000 for a single Cannabis violation. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (pipes, vaporizers, grinders, etc.) carries with it a mandatory fine of $750, which, with Court Costs, will cost over $1,000. Possession of Cannabis with intent to distribute is a felony, which means you can be sentenced to multiple years in the State Penitentiary (Department of Corrections).

Possession of any drug other than Cannabis, including prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you, is a felony, and thus is also eligible for prison time. Possession with intent to distribute, which is often charged when a person is found in possession of multiple pills, is an even more serious felony.

A conviction for Drug Possession can cause you to lose your Federal Student Loan Eligibility. College students and future college students should contact a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney immediately if they are charged with any Drug Offense.

If you receive any ticket of any kind for Alcohol Offense, unless the case is handled correctly, your driver’s license will be suspended. This applies if you are charged with Illegal Transportation of Alcohol (example: open container), as well as if you are charged as either Consumption or Possession of Alcohol while Under 21 years of Age. If driving is important to you, contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney immediately if they are charged with an Alcohol Offense.

The Government has nearly unlimited resources at their disposal to pursue these cases. Thankfully, our Founding Fathers were suspicious of excessive government power, and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects us from a form of Government abuse called “Unreasonable Searches and Seizures”. If you have been charged with a Drug or Alcohol Offense, it is likely that you were seized and searched. You should immediately contact a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney to determine if your Constitutional Rights were violated. If so, the evidence gathered against you may be suppressed, and your case may be dismissed. The deck is stacked, but you can even the odds by obtaining experienced, zealous Counsel to ensure that your Constitutional Rights are protected and you receive the Constitution’s guarantee of equal justice under the law.

Lake County Judges and Prosecutors have seen first-hand the tragic circumstances that can result from Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Every case is different, however, and likely your circumstances merit a second chance. An experienced Criminal Defense Attorney can tell your story in a persuasive manner, speaking the language Prosecutors and Judges understand, to effectively explain why your case is different from others and why you deserve a favorable result. This firm prides itself in receiving favorable results in the most difficult cases.

Do not delay. Preparation of a proper defense often takes time, evidence can spoil, and the opportunity for a resolution with superior results can be lost if a skilled attorney is not contacted immediately.

Representing Juveniles

A criminal case involving your son or daughter can be an emotional trying experience. When a person under the age of 17 is charged with a crime, there are many factors and questions that will go into the determination of the outcome. Therefore, it is important that you have the right legal representation on your side to guide you through the legal process and answer all the questions you have during this stressful time. Put your trust in the skilled and experienced juvenile criminal attorneys at Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC to use every resource at their disposal and safely see you through and provide you the best representation possible for your youth. Among the many questions we will discuss about your child’s case, the three most prominent on your mind are most likely:

  • Will my child be charged as an adult?
  • Will this go on my child’s permanent record?
  • What is the punishment my child could potentially be facing?

JTLG, LLC realizes the trauma that a family is experiencing during this troubling time so it is important to contact the right legal firm who knows the nuances of juvenile law implicitly and has the well-being of your child at heart.  We will provide the best defense possible and ensure that your child receives the highest degree of fairness while in court. If the worst outcome occurs, the solution that we would strive for would be rehabilitation for your child rather than punishment. The court understands that this would benefit the well-being of your child, as well as society as a whole, and therefore this solution is typically more likely accepted.

If you’re looking for the right legal team that specializes in juvenile law and who will dedicate itself to protecting your child’s legal welfare, contact JTLG, LLC today at 847-549-0600.  We will schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation and devise a strategy that will eventually allow your child to return to life as normal.

Contact the Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC Today 

If you have been charged with any crime, it is important to consult with a criminal defense attorney such as the criminal defense attorneys at Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC. We will meet with you to determine the best approach to your case and advise you of the best course of action.

Call the Libertyville and Gurnee Criminal Lawyers at Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg LLC Now