Make no mistake. When you have been arrested and charged with a felony, your reputation, your livelihood and your freedom are on the line. You need a lawyer to advise you of your rights and defend your best interests in the upcoming criminal prosecution.
Whether you yourself have been arrested for DUI or you’re helping a loved one or friend, it is extremely important to access as much helpful legal information as possible. Fully understanding your legal rights and how to successfully defend against a DUI is extremely important. Vako Law & Associates has years of experience successfully handling DUI trials and statutory summary suspension hearings to help our clients keep their driving privileges and save their reputation. We are familiar with the common lapses that take place in arrest procedures as well as breath and chemical testing errors.
In many cases, we are able to negotiate with prosecutors to reduce the severity of the charges or eliminate counts of the indictment even before the trial begins. At the pretrial hearing and throughout the trial process, we are able to file motions to protect your substantive and procedural rights as a criminal defendant. During trial, we present the evidence and argue your case before a judge and/or a jury. If convicted, we can try to persuade a judge to enter a conviction for a lower degree of the offense or to commute a sentence by imposing probation. In addition, if you are acquitted of the charges against you, we can get the record of your arrest expunged (erased) so that the arrest will not affect your credit or your employment prospects.
Class 4 Felonies are punishable by 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (prison).
Class 3 Felonies are punishable by 2-5 years in prison.
Class 2 Felonies are punishable by 3-7 years in prison.
Class 1 Felonies are punishable 4-15 years in prison.
Class X Felonies are punishable by 6-30 years in prison.
At Vako Law & Associates, we understand that being arrested and subsequently facing criminal charges may likely be the most terrifying experience you’ve ever faced. However, with an aggressive and attentive criminal defense attorney on your side, fighting the government will not be as daunting. Even if you have only been accused of a crime and are currently under investigation, enlisting my help as soon as possible can give you a distinct advantage. The earlier I begin work on your case, the more opportunity I have to take steps toward a positive outcome. I will endeavor to negotiate the most favorable terms on your behalf and may even be able to prevent charges from being filed at all. If your case goes to court, my expertise with trial work will be used to your advantage as best as possible.
We Also Concentrate in
- Misdemeanor Defense
- Traffic Violations
- Expungements and Sealings
- Domestic Violence Defense
- Assault and Battery Defense
- Bond Violation Defense
- Burglary Defense
- Drug Crime Defense
- Guns and Weapon Offenses
- Home Invasion
- Juvenile Crimes
- Robbery Offenses
- Sentence Violations
- Sex Offenses
- Theft and Retail Theft
- Violent Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
- Property Crimes
Saving Your Time
At Vako Law time is not money. Our currency is success. A Flat Fee policy, allows for a complete case without the stress and unnecessary burden of an hourly fee. We work for you, not your check book. You will be quoted a flat fee upfront and that is what you will pay with no additional hidden costs. You will not be charged for every fax, phone call, etc. so you can feel comfortable reaching out anytime you have a question without wondering how much each answer will cost you. We will treat you as if we were in your shoes by delivering the success you deserve, with the peace of mind you need to stay focused on your day to day life. This is just one of the reasons our clients come back to us and recommend us.more
Our free consultation means we take time to sit with you, and evaluate your case. We will listen to the details of your case not only to form a plan of attack, but to assure you what the best course of action is. Of course there is no risk, obligation, or charge to you. The Vako Law wants you to make an informed choice about who you work with so we give you the ability to know your lawyer before you hire them. Other Law firms will try to bind you and drain you with infinite consultations and fees. We are the representation you have always wanted with a free consultation you can’t deny.more
Submit Your Case
Submit your case to Vako Law and we will get back to you as soon as we can along with an analysis of the legal issues and also with a honest estimate of the fee. We will also provide you with a quick overview of the entire legal process.more