DuPage County Gang-Related Assault Defense Lawyers
Illinois Street-Gang Sentencing Enhancements
If you are arrested for engaging in violent crime involving intimidation like assault or physical battery, you can be exposed to a felony record, incarceration, fines and other penalties. The punishment can increase significantly if your assault is gang-related, which can merit a penalty enhancement. Gang-related assaults might even expose you to prosecution under the Illinois Street Gang RICO Act. Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors are especially aggressive in prosecuting gang crimes involving violence.
Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys with a National Reputation
At Ramsell & Associates, LLC, our experienced DuPage County criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience representing those facing penalty enhancements for gang-related assaults and individuals charged under the Illinois Street Gang RICO Act. Gang allegations up the stakes dramatically, so you might want to take advantage of the skill, expertise, and experience of our 30 years representing those accused of violent offenses like gang-related assault. Our criminal cases have been covered by COURT-TV, ABC 20/20, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, Oprah Winfrey, The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times.
Our founding attorney Donald Ramsell has received a multitude of positive reviews and ratings. AVVO has rated Mr. Ramsell the highest possible 10.0 rating. He also has received dozens of five-star reviews by former clients on AVVO and other websites. Mr. Ramsell has been recognized by “Super Lawyers” on multiple occasions as well as being ranked as an “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal-DUI Defense” and “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal Appeals” by Crane Magazine.
Understanding Gang-Related Assault Charges under Illinois Law
Many people facing assault charges are confused because they neither harmed the purported victim nor did they even make physical conduct. However, an assault is committed by engaging in conduct that places another person in reasonable fear of an imminent battery. If a person swings to throw a punch but misses, this conduct constitutes an assault. If you actually make contact, you can be charged with a battery. Our DuPage County criminal defense lawyers carefully investigate the facts to identify the most promising defense strategies that might include misidentification, lack of an imminent threat, Miranda violations, or dishonest witness accounts.
We invite you to call us today at 630-256-8001 or to send us an email to schedule your free consultation in our conveniently located office in Naperville. Our law firm also has offices in Wheaton and St. Charles or Rolling Meadows by appointment.