“The World’s Largest Village” brings its residents and visitors a slower pace and more relaxed atmosphere after leaving Chicago’s city limits. It’s a nice place to live: people move to the area for high-quality education, the tons of great locations to eat and drink, and simply to enjoy suburban life.
Skokie also serves as a safe haven for Cook County residents when compared to the big city of Chicago. Crime still happens in the area, of course, but overall Skokie’s crime rates are 20 percent lower than the national average.
As anyone who has ever been arrested for a crime in Skokie can attest to, though, that same “safe, small town” atmosphere has a flip side. If you or someone you love does end up facing charges, you have a far greater chance of finding yourself in the spotlight – even for relatively minor offenses. Moreover, law enforcement officials may be more inclined to punish you severely to send a message to others who might consider engaging in criminal activity.
What can you do to protect your reputation and your future? Work with an experienced Skokie criminal attorney like Sami Azhari. He believes wholeheartedly that everyone has a right to the strongest defense possible, and will make it his mission to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed. In fact, one of Mr. Azhari’s specialties is getting cases dropped before charges are ever even filed.
Mr. Azhari is a hands-on defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal process and dedicates his time to working with his clients on each and every step. He understands that this process can be confusing and works hard to help clients understand what is happening and what their options are.
A big part of the reason for his success is that he makes criminal law his focus, dedicating himself to understanding everything there is to know about the Illinois Criminal Justice System.
He has represented countless clients charged with a wide variety of crimes, including:
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and Assault
Assault and Battery
Criminal Sexual Abuse and Assault
Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence
Driver’s License Reinstatement
DUI Misdemeanor vs. Felony
DUI Monitoring Device Driving Permit
Possession of Marijuana/Cannabis
Weapons Charges/Gun Crimes
White Collar Crimes
Mr. Azhari has also worked on cases at the federal level, and has been nationally recognized for his work in federal defense. If you find yourself up against the federal government, it’s an entirely different ballgame, and you have to have someone on your team who has been there and done it before to have any chance of success.