There are few things more frightening than dealing with the legal system. When facing criminal charges, your career, future, and freedom are all on the line. The best way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can aggressively defend your rights throughout your entire criminal case.
Scott W. Sheen & Associates will work tirelessly to defend your rights and protect your reputation. We are a team of experienced criminal defense lawyers who can provide the representation you need, no matter how big or small your case may be. We will diligently advocate for your dismissal, reduction in charges, or to minimize penalties.
A DUI conviction can change your life, future, and livelihood. Losing the independence that comes with operating a vehicle can be extremely stressful. With so much on the line, you need strong legal representation from an experienced DUI attorney. At Scott W. Sheen & Associates, our attorneys combine superior legal knowledge with effective DUI defense.
It starts with the red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror. You are uncertain as to how this traffic violation will affect your future. Almost every driver has disobeyed a roadway law at one point, and of course, some get caught.
If law enforcement recently stuck you with a traffic violation, it’s crucial to explore your options. Having legal counsel to represent your best interest in traffic-related violations can help you avoid costly fines or losing driving privileges.
Scott W. Sheen & Associates have a vast amount of experience representing clients charged with a wide variety of traffic offenses. We have the skills and knowledge needed to advocate on your behalf. We will significantly improve your chances of a desirable outcome when fighting a traffic violation ticket or other penalties.
Drug Crime and Possesion
Drug-related offenses are some of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in our legal system. However, these cases can be complicated because of the various laws that apply to different drugs or controlled substances. When facing the potential consequences of a drug crime, the accused should have the most trusted and experienced criminal defense attorney on their side.
If you are under investigation for a drug crime, Scott W. Sheen & Associates can provide immediate representation. Our attorneys have significant experience representing those facing both minor and severe drug charges. We will examine your drug-related case and develop a strategy for your best possible defense.
In Illinois, gun crimes and other weapons violations carry severe sentences. Those convicted often face permanent marks on their record, along with hefty fines and community service. In many cases, these charges have mandatory prison sentences. These weapons charges can be extremely complex and leave a lot at stake.
It is crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner, regardless of the gun charge you face. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can provide dependable, aggressive trial representation if you face charges for any type of gun crime.
Our team looks at not only the immediate impact, but also the long-term effects of your conviction. We will give you the information you need to make educated decisions about your case’s future and a proper defense that lasts well beyond the courtroom.
Being charged with a property crime can be a stressful and humiliating experience. It’s a broad offense, covering anything from shoplifting to armed robbery.
The penalties associated with a property crime conviction can be quite severe. A conviction can have far-reaching consequences, including hefty fines, jail time, loss of employment, and a damaged reputation.
Even a conviction for a seemingly minor matter like shoplifting could also have a lasting impact on many aspects of your life, preventing you from taking advantage of educational, career, and housing opportunities.
At Scott W. Sheen & Associates, we understand how difficult this experience is. Our criminal law attorneys have substantial experience defending clients against property crimes such as burglary, robbery, and theft charges.
Domestic Battery and Spousal Abuse
Domestic battery is one of the most emotionally charged cases in the criminal justice system. This means it is also one of the most complicated cases to navigate. The State of Illinois takes these matters very seriously and has a zero-tolerance approach when addressing such cases. Most jurisdictions are extremely harsh against defendants. Even if the alleged victim chooses not to press charges, the government typically moves forward with a prosecution.
While many accusations of domestic battery have merit, some do not deserve the punishment they are given. These cases are often looked at with tremendous scrutiny, which often leads to the defendant not being treated as fairly as our justice system demands.
The complexity of domestic battery requires qualified criminal defense. Our attorneys have handled countless domestic battery cases, and we are committed to helping you reach the most favorable outcome possible. We tenaciously pursue the truth and do everything we can to protect your rights.
Aggravated Battery and Violent Crime
Facing violent crime charges or even informal allegations can be a frightening time for any individual. If you have been charged with aggravated battery, it is best to find a criminal lawyer who can help you prepare a strong defense. At Scott W. Sheen & Associates, we give our clients the support and advocacy they need throughout their particular case.
We build a strong wall of defense for your side of the story and presentation of facts to defend you against this serious accusation. Our attorneys are familiar with the laws related to aggravated battery and violent crime charges.
Most importantly, we have the knowledge to protect your constitutional rights and the decades of experience needed for a successful defense. Our goal is to get the best possible outcome in your case and safeguard your future.
Not all criminal charges are severe with life-altering consequences. In fact, the most common criminal offenses are for minor violations of municipal law. Despite their commonality, an ordinance violation can carry penalties such as fines and a permanent criminal record.
At Scott W. Sheen & Associates, we recommend doing everything in your power to have this charge dropped or reduced. Our legal team has the experience and skill to help you meet your goals. We provide comprehensive counsel to private individuals in legal matters involving municipal governments or agencies. Our team can represent you at any stage of the legal dispute, whether you need to determine your rights or have been cited for a municipal ordinance violation.
In the court’s eyes, probation is considered a privilege because the accused can avoid a harsher punishment, such as jail time or hefty fines. Realistically, probation can be a blessing for some, but a curse for others. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we know that completing probation is not an easy task, and probation violation is a common occurrence.
A violation can happen for several reasons. In many cases, the defendant has done nothing wrong, or the circumstances were out of their control. Probation officers frequently rush to submit violations and work tirelessly to get your probation reinstated or even terminated. Ultimately, if you have violated the terms of your probation, your future freedom is at stake.
Finding out your son or daughter has been arrested is something no parent wants to go through. No matter the guidance and values you instill in your child, some adolescents let teenage rebellion get the best of them. Still, one bad choice or juvenile crime conviction should not necessarily follow a young person for the rest of his or her life.
Being arrested does not necessarily mean your child’s future is permanently scarred. Our experienced juvenile crime attorneys will work to ensure your child’s future is not adversely affected. We have two goals in all juvenile cases we take on—to make sure your child can continue with their everyday life and ensure their future is not permanently affected by a criminal conviction.