Hanover Park Obstruction of a Peace Officer Defense Attorneys
Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyer Offers Aggressive, Affordable Assistance
The courts in and around Hanover Park take crime against police and peace officers very seriously. When you are facing prosecution for an obstruction of a peace officer criminal offense in Hanover Park, you need the experienced legal team at the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. We have successfully defended clients charged with obstruction of a peace officer in Hanover Park and throughout the Chicago area.
Illinois law calls for a mandatory minimum sentencing provision if you are convicted of obstructing a peace officer. If you impede the act of service or delay the fulfillment of duties of a peace officer, i.e. a police officers, corrections officers, or firefighters, you could be subject to a Class A misdemeanor offense. And under certain circumstances, felony charges can be brought against you. Prosecutors can be very tough on obstruction offenders because it involves public service personnel as victims. There is low tolerance for offenders; especially if there are aggravating circumstances involved.
In many obstruction charges, parole is taken off the table and a conviction may lead to jail time and substantial fines. Often obstruction charges also involve resisting arrest charges, which compound your penalties. Obstruction can come about more easily than one thinks. You can be charged with obstruction for failure comply with an officer's order to move your car when impeding traffic or for order blocking a fire firefighter from putting out a fire. Charges can easily escalate and you need an attorney to help protect your rights.
If you have been charged with obstruction of a peace officer or any criminal charges in Hanover Park of anywhere in the northwest Chicago area, contact us at the skilled criminal defense attorney at the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. We offer effective and affordable representation and initial consultation is free.