Violent Crimes Providing Unique & Strategic Defense to Every Case

Violent Crime Attorney in Peoria

Overcoming Serious Charges with Aggressive Representation

Violent crime convictions carry some of the strictest punishments the legal system has to give. If convicted, you could be subjected to a lengthy prison sentence, hefty fines, and more. The specific penalties are determined based on the nature of the crime, the victim's age, the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, and whether or not a weapon was used during the commissioning of the crime. The most severe offenses are classified as felonies, while the less serious crimes are charged as misdemeanors.

Regardless of whether you committed the crime or the allegations are false, it is important to be represented by an experienced Peoria violent crime lawyer when facing these types of charges. When you turn to Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law, you can find the representation that you need to get your charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Let our skilled criminal defense attorney fight to protect your rights and freedom. Call (309) 322-7772 now to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Violent Crime Cases We Handle

According to Illinois law, violent crimes are offenses that involve the use of force or threat of force against a victim. These types of offenses are also referred to as “crimes against persons.” In many cases, a crime of violence is charged as a Class 1 felony or Class X felony, which have the highest possible maximum penalties.

At Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law, our knowledge of violent crimes and the laws that apply to these types of cases is extensive. No matter what specific charges you are facing, be it a misdemeanor or a felony, you can trust us to provide a strong defense.

Our criminal defense lawyer represents clients who face a range of violent crime charges, including:

  • Murder
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Domestic battery
  • Sex offenses
  • Aggravated assault
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Manslaughter
  • Weapons-related offenses

Defending Against Violent Crime Charges

If you have been arrested for a violent crime, it is crucial that you retain strong legal representations as soon as possible. Remember, you have the right to remain silent until you can speak to an attorney about your case. To ensure that you do not say anything that could incriminate you, you should exercise this right and reach out to our firm as soon as possible. We can make sure that your rights remain protected throughout the investigation and the entire criminal process. Our team can also help you build a strategic defense against your charges.

Some of the tactics we use for clients facing charges for crimes of violence include:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Police misconduct
  • Mistaken identity
  • Improper investigation methods
  • Mental defect or disability

The specific defense plan we can employ on your behalf is based on your particular charges. After thoroughly evaluating your case, we can determine which defense strategy is right for you. We can also help you understand if taking a plea bargain is what is best for your situation, or if we should take your case to trial to fight for a “not guilty” verdict.

Your rights deserve to be protected. Contact Christopher J. Frericks, Attorney at Law today so that our Peoria violent crime attorney can begin building your defense.

Recent Results

How I Make the Difference for Our Clients
  • Aggravated Battery Negotiated Continuance Under Supervision
  • O.P. Defense Dismissed
  • Speeding 35+ and Reckless Driving Dismissed
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What Sets Christopher J. Frericks Apart?
  • 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.

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