Criminal Defense, DUI and Traffic Violations
The criminal defense attorneys at Alfred D. Stavros & Associates are in court everyday protecting our client’s rights at every stage of the criminal process. We offer our clients personal attention from experienced trial advocates. With over 60 years of combined litigation experience, Alfred D. Stavros & Associates have successfully tried nearly every type of criminal case, through nearly every facet of the criminal judicial system, with hundreds of jury trials and thousands of bench trials to their credit. Alfred D. Stavros and his Associates have also worked hard to protect our client’s best interests when the stress, time and expenses for trial are avoidable; in these instances, we achieve favorable case dispositions, through successful negotiations, to save our clients the time and expense of trial.
DUI & Traffic Offenses
As of January 2009, DUI laws in Illinois have become much stricter. Our criminal defense lawyers are prepared to represent you on DUI charges, speeding violations, suspended license violations, etc.
It’s difficult to overestimate what’s at stake for someone facing a felony criminal charge in Illinois. Felony convictions come with substantial time in state prison, restrictions on your freedom during parole and can lead to life altering ramifications, including a life imprisonment term, without experienced representation.
From simple marijuana possession to interstate drug trafficking, a drug charge can have long-term consequences. Our experienced attorneys handle the full range of drug charges under Illinois and Federal law.
Violent Crimes & Domestic Violence
If you are facing any violent crime charge, you need a skilled advocate. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you may be facing both criminal charges and a civil protective order.
People accused of sex crimes face immediate stigma from society, even though they are legally innocent until proven guilty. We will ensure that you receive the benefit of all the rights to which you are entitled.
When someone under 17 is accused of a criminal offense in Illinois, juvenile delinquency proceedings will take place. We are highly experienced with the distinct challenges of the juvenile justice system.
White Collar Crimes
If you have been accused of fraud, embezzlement or any other financial crime, our attorneys can provide you with skilled representation based on a detailed analysis of the exact claims against you.
Expungement and Record-Sealing
With increasing computerization of records, it is becoming more pertinent for people who have been convicted of adult or juvenile crimes to clean up their criminal records whenever possible.
Secretary of State (SOS) Hearings
Even after a successful criminal disposition relating to traffic matters, sometimes it is still necessary to appear before the secretary of state, at a civil hearing, to get your license reinstated following a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges.