Consider, if you will, this scenario. You were arrested. You were handcuffed. The police forced you into the back of a squad car. The police drove you to a police station. There, they held you in captivity. They booked you and processed you. They created an arrest record in your case. After the police finished booking and processing you, they ordered you into a jail cell. They kept you in that cell a long, long time.
Then, maybe the police interrogated you, asking you questions about a crime. You may have answered their questions. You may have written out a statement. Or, you might have exercised your right to remain silent. You might have refused to speak, refused to write, anything at all.
During this entire experience, you knew you were in custody on serious felony drug charges.
At some point, the police shuttled you to the jail in downtown Waukegan. There, you were held in custody, waiting to be brought up in front of the felony bond court judge.
Your case was called. Wearing a jail uniform, you stepped up in front of the bond court judge. The prosecutor told the judge the State's version of the facts in your case. You were told to say nothing. So you kept your mouth shut. The court learned about any prior arrest record you had and carefully studied the new charges against you.
Then, the judge set bond in your case. The court either released you on your signature with your promise to come back for future court dates, or the court sent you back into the jail with the requirement that you post bond to secure your release.
Whether you were released or held in custody, the charges against you remained— felony accusations with the potential of felony convictions and prison time.
Up until this point, no one with any real interest in your future has heard anything about your side of the case, your version of the facts. Up until this point, it is entirely possible that no one has been your advocate. To any degree. And in any way. You are alone. You are being prosecuted. And it seems you are being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
HoffmanLaw Knows Otherwise.
Through this part of your story, who has been your advocate? Who has fought on your side of your case? Who was able to guide or counsel you, while the police ransacked your home, or tore apart your vehicle, or burrowed through your pockets?
Likely, the answer is no one. Likely, the answer is that you have had no advocate until this point in the story of your criminal case. You have had no one there fighting to protect you, no one there laboring to defend you, and no one there standing up for your rights.
We are here. The HoffmanLaw Office is here for you now. We are ready to pick up the responsibility of your defense. We are ready to meet the challenges of defending you against your Lake County felony drug charges. We are ready to bring to bear almost twenty years of dealing with serious criminal cases, just like yours, in Lake County criminal court.
More than anything, we are ready to get to work to start changing the story of your case. We are ready to push back against the enormous efforts of the police and prosecution. We are ready to bring the powerful voice of the defense online. We are ready to start applying our legal talents, our experience, and our abilities to author a real positive impact on the outcome of your case.
Under our adversarial system of justice, it takes two sides to write the story of your criminal case— the prosecution, AND the defense.
This is where the HoffmanLaw Office can start to take action. We work for you. We work for the defense.
If we become your attorney in your Lake County felony drug case, we will start to look at what really happened, not just at what the police claimed occurred. Always, we will look at your case through the lens of the presumption of innocence. No matter what the evidence against you, no matter even if it seems enormous and insurmountable, we will always view you as presumed innocent under the law.