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Criminal Defense Attorney

Top Rated & Reviewed Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Criminal Defense Lawyer Helping People with Complex Criminal Law Cases Throughout Illinois – Cook, Lake, McHenry, Will and Du Page Counties. We serve ALL Chicagoland courthouses and branches – Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, Markham, Joliet, and Wheaton.

State and federal prosecutors like to work from a position of strength, and they don’t hesitate to use their access to almost unlimited resources to obtain convictions. The job of a criminal defense lawyer is to attack a prosecutor’s confidence in the strength of the case. That’s what opens the door to dismissal, favorable plea agreements and victories at trial.

At the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC, our Chicago criminal defense lawyers work hard to attack the strength of the government’s case against our client. We do this through intensive investigation, superior legal analysis, smart use of pretrial motions and other procedural tactics that can shift the balance in your favor. To learn how you can benefit from our aggressive approach to criminal defense, contact us in Chicago or the suburbs for a free consultation.

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Our Chicago criminal defense attorneys represent clients charged with very serious and complex criminal felony and misdemeanor charges ranging from robbery, DUI-drunk driving, drug crimes, sex crimes to homicide, drug possession / sale / trafficking, or child pornography. No matter how serious your case is, you can count on our law firm for personal service, timely information and accurate advice about the best ways to protect your interests.

An important strength of our practice involves our familiarity with the diversion options and treatment programs that can often keep your case out of the criminal justice system. Even when the original charges expose you to a significant risk of punishment, our attorneys can find many ways to resolve your case through any of the many options available in Illinois, including drug court, drug school, theft school, supervision, special probation, and other alternatives to conviction or incarceration. Many of these options will keep your case eligible for expungement, and we can advise you about their availability in your situation.

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Meet the Attorneys of the Law Office
of Robert Kerr, LLC, in Chicago

Our criminal defense lawyers in Chicago are fully committed to the defense of our clients’ rights and freedom, whether they face local DUI charges under Illinois law or federal felony charges of drug trafficking or child pornography.

We don’t go into a case by evaluating a client’s guilty plea bargaining options — instead, we start from the premise that we can win the case. As we develop the evidence that will support our pretrial motions and trial strategy, we accumulate important bargaining leverage along the way….

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Our Chicago Criminal
Defense Attorneys help people with these cases:

The penalties for DUI / Drunk Driving may include significant fines, jail time, and the loss of your driving privileges. An experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorney can help you present the best defense possible for your case.

The conviction of a DUI can leave behind many consequences which can impact your employment / career, your reputation, and will blemish your driving record permanently. It is important that you consult with an attorney that has the knowledge and experience to help you.

Our Chicago Criminal
Defense Lawyers help people with these cases:

If you have been charged with a serious drug crime, it is essential that you consult with the Illinois drug crime lawyers at Robert Kerr, LLC. We will work aggressively to protect and defend your rights and freedom. We have obtained positive outcomes for our clients – charged with very serious and complex drug crimes.

The amount and type of drug involved in your individual case will play a role in the penalties you will face. Our Illinois lawyers have provided support and legal guidance for many clients charged with drug crimes involving the drugs below and other types of drugs:

  • Cocaine / Crack

  • Ecstasy

  • Hallucinogens
    (Mushrooms / LCD)

  • Heroin, Oxycodone
    and other Opiates

  • Marijuana
    (Pot, Weed)

  • Methamphetamines

  • Steroids

Our Top Criminal Defense Attorneys
can help you with Cases Involving Sex Crimes

Accused, Suspected or Charged with a Sex Crime?

  • If you or someone you know has been accused of a sex crime – child sex abuse, molestation, rape or any other sex crime(s) – DO NOT speak to the police, law enforcement or the DCFS – Department of Children and Family Services without the presence of your attorney.
  • DO NOT wait for the accusations to go away, or hope that the police will drop the charges without the influence of an experienced and knowledgeable sex crime(s) lawyer.
  • DO NOT hire a general practice attorney. Sex crime charges are extremely serious and often very complex criminal defense law cases. The prosecution will likely have vast experience handling sex crime cases on a regular basis. Make sure your attorney has the necessary experience, and skill to help protect your rights and your freedom.

The attorneys of the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC are licensed to practice in Illinois and the District Court(s) for Northern Illinois. We practice law in ALL of the Chicagoland courthouses including:

Bridgeview Courthouse (5th District Courthouse)Markham (6th District Courthouse)Branch 46, 60, 61, 62, 63 and Branch 64 at 555 W. HarrisonBranch 34 and 48 at 51st and WentworthBranch 43 and 44 at Flournoy and KedzieBranch 23 and 50 at Grand and Central</spanBranch 29 and 42 at Belmont and WesternBranch 35 and 38 at 111th and EllisBranch 1, 57, 66, and Branch 98 at 26th and CaliforniaThe Daley CenterSkokie (2nd District Courthouse)Rolling Meadows (3rd District Courthouse)Maywood (4th District Courthouse)The Will County Courthouse in JolietThe Dupage County Courthouse in Wheaton

For Criminal Defense Law Help – Contact Attorney Robert Kerr!

In every case we handle, we work toward building and presenting the most effective defense possible under the circumstances of your case. To learn more about your defense options, contact the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC, in Chicago or the suburbs.

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We handle all felonies and misdemeanors, including

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