Experienced & Strategic Criminal Defense I Will Fight to Protect Your Future

Peoria County Criminal Defense Attorney

Helping You Build a Strong Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, your future is at stake. With the possibility of hefty fines, driver’s license suspension, long-term imprisonment, and a permanent criminal record, it is crucial that you take the necessary steps to protect your rights and freedom. Whether you have been charged with a drug offense, DUI, or a federal crime, your chance at obtaining a favorable outcome diminishes the longer you wait to consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

At Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law, an experienced Peoria criminal defense attorney treats each case as unique, ensuring that every client receives the right strategy for their specific circumstances. Chris delights in the challenge of taking on complex cases that require diligent thinking and compelling arguments. He is also fully equipped to take any case to court and is determined to fight for the best possible outcome.

Defending Against a Wide Array of Charges

No matter what type of criminal charges you are facing, you can count on Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law to provide a strong defense. Attorney Frericks handles both misdemeanors and felonies, and we can represent you in state or federal court. Chris also assists those who are working through post-conviction matters, such as appeals and expungement.

Depend on our lawyer for all kinds of criminal cases, including:

Take immediate legal action today to avoid facing life-changing penalties. Call (309) 322-7772 now to discuss your rights and options during a free consultation.

Will I Go to Jail?

If you have been charged with a crime, you might be wondering if you will be locked up in jail for any length of time. While jail is a legitimate possibility for all types of criminal offenses, it is generally a punishment experienced by those who are convicted of serious misdemeanors, repeat offenses, and felonies. Those accused of being first-time offenders of minor misdemeanors are often able to avoid jail with the help of a knowledgeable lawyer. Whether you have been charged with a lower level offense or a felony, make sure you have a qualified legal advocate on your side who can help you get your charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Is a Plea Bargain Right for Me?

Many criminal defense cases never make it to court. Instead, they are resolved through a plea bargain. A plea bargain is when the prosecutor offers reduced penalties or a deferred sentence in exchange for the defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

While this can greatly benefit many individuals, it is not the right decision for everyone. Prosecutors are known for offering plea deals because they know that they do not have enough evidence to convict the individual in court for the charges that have been brought against him or her. In addition, agreeing to a plea bargain will still leave you with a stain on your permanent record, which can have several implications for your future. You will want a skilled Peoria criminal defense lawyer on your side to help you determine if accepting a plea deal is really what is best for your particular situation.

Call Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law at (309) 322-7772 to discover the right path forward.

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What Sets Christopher J. Frericks Apart? 

I Put My Clients First
  • Attorney Christopher J. Frericks is a local native of Peoria and has great ties within the community.

  • Attorney Christopher J. Frericks puts the best interest of his clients first. He is committed to provide personalized service to each and every client.

  • At Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law, I provide strategic & effective legal representation.

  • Experience matters when your life is on the line. Attorney Christopher J. Frericks has the trial experience needed to protect your future.