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Criminal Defense

There is a lot at stake when you have been charged with a criminal offense, whether it be something that appears as simple as a traffic violation all the way to a felony offense. It is of utmost importance that you are aware of the potential consequences you face when you have been charged. So many times, those facing criminal or traffic charges make decisions which affect their driving privileges or permanent record, visible to future employers, without getting proper legal advice. Mullen, Winthers & Cerny, P.C. possesses the knowledge to explain what you are up against and the best strategy available for your defense.

Depending on the nature of your offense, there can be different deadlines or defense strategies that are vital for you to be aware of. For example, an individual charged with DUI is actually confronted with two distinguishable issues that have entirely different legal standards and rules to accompany them. With a DUI comes the potential Statutory Summary Suspension of a driver’s license, in addition to the criminal charge of Driving Under the Influence. If the proper petition is filed, an individual may request a hearing over the basis for the suspension under different legal standards than are present in a criminal trial, and may be able to preserve their driving privileges before even having to deal with the criminal charge of Driving Under the Influence.

Our offices are up to date on the current laws relating to the various offenses one might be facing, and are prepared to utilize all resources available to us in your defense. The experience our office possesses comes from years of prosecuting for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Our attorneys know how and when it is time to negotiate, but we also recognize when it is time to go to trial and have the litigation ability and experience to protect you. You can be assured that you will be communicated with thoroughly and your future will be defended vigorously when an attorney from Mullen, Winthers & Cerny, P.C. is on your side.