Criminal Law deals with behaviors that are illegal and punishable by imprisonment and/or fines. Criminal charges are brought by the state against individuals for conduct that is against the law because it is damaging or harmful to property, and/or the safety, well-being, and moral-welfare of people. Crimes are usually categorized as felonies or misdemeanors based on their nature and the maximum punishment that can be imposed.
JEP lawyers working on Criminal Law provide services that may include:
- Felonies, including assault, aggravated battery, burglaries and murder
- Misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct, public intoxication, theft and trespassing
The Law Office of Garrett Thomas
Garrett Thomas is a trial lawyer and an alumni of the JEP. Based in Chicago, Garrett’s practice is focused primarily on criminal defense and issues related to criminal justice. He recognizes that obtaining quality legal representation right away is critical if you’ve been arrested by police or accused of a crime. Some attorneys, in an effort to get cases over with as quickly as possible, pressure clients to accept the first offer the State makes—Garrett doesn’t. Recognized for his trial skills, Garrett works tirelessly to develop a winning trial strategy whenever possible. Where a pre-trial resolution is most appropriate, he fights just as hard to secure the most favorable offer for his clients to mitigate the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. If you need representation, contact Garrett by phone at (872) 256-1228 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carmel Law, LLC
Roya H. Samarghandi seeks to recalibrate the balance of justice for her clients, regardless of means or circumstance. She has committed her career to reducing the justice gap for low and moderate income clients in their criminal and domestic relations matters. She addresses her client’s needs through honest representation, committed advocacy and the option for alternative fee arrangements. Roya is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, graduating cum laude. She also holds a Masters of Law Degree in International Human Rights from University of Nottingham School of Law (U.K.), receiving merit honors. She enjoys volunteering at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline. Roya can be reached at (312) 945-6250 or at RHS@CarmelLawChicago.com.
Brittany L. Howard
The Brittany L. Howard Law Office
Brittany L. Howard is dedicated to advocating on behalf of those who have been arrested and charged with crimes in the Chicago and surrounding areas. As an African-American woman herself, Brittany has seen firsthand how the criminal justice system disproportionately affects the African-American community. Because of this, she takes great pride in representing and advocating on behalf of clients who look like her. Strong in her faith, Brittany understands the need to treat clients with grace and respect despite the accusations against them. Her goal is to always get the best possible results in her clients’ cases and to help them lead better lives in general. Brittany can assist with an array of criminal matters such as misdemeanors, felonies, DUI, traffic, appeals, expungements/sealing, and parole hearings. She can be reached at (312) 725-2643 or email@example.com.
Almanza Law LLC
Mark Almanza is an alumnus of University of Chicago Law School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mark is committed to working with clients to obtain affordable access to the legal representation they deserve. Prior to founding Almanza Law, Mark worked at Lawndale Christian Legal Center, a non-profit law office representing youth in juvenile and criminal court, and has handled numerous felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases ranging from DUI through First Degree Murder. Mark currently works with First Defense Legal Aid providing representation during arrest and investigations by the Chicago Police Department. As a child of immigrant parents, Mark understands the difficulties the immigrant community faces and is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of the immigration system. Additionally, Mark has experience in real estate issues including handling mortgage foreclosures during the housing crisis and landlord/tenant issues. Mark focuses his practice on criminal defense, immigration, and residential real estate. Mark can be reached at (312) 380-9012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sprouse Law Office
Phillip J. Sprouse is dedicated to providing client-focused representation and increasing access to justice. His practice is concentrated on Criminal Defense and he represents both adults and juveniles on all classes of felony and misdemeanor cases. He offers a range of fee agreements to help clients afford legal representation. Phillip believes that to achieve the best outcome in a case, a defense attorney must be willing and able to take a case to trial if appropriate. He also understands that being involved in the criminal justice system can affect every part of a person’s life and he believes that an attorney should inform their client what to expect during the process of a criminal case. Phillip is proud to volunteer part of his time with First Defense Legal Aid providing representation to people in Chicago Police Department custody. Phillip can be reached at 312.550.5869, or at email@example.com.
Lytle & Milan, LLC
Paul Lytle is a partner at Lytle & Milan, LLC. Pauls mission is to provide legal representation that is accessible, responsive, and accountable to the unique needs of individuals and families throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. In a divergence from traditional billing practices, Paul seeks to fulfill his commitment to accessibility by offering clients a range of customizable solutions that includes flat rate fees, unbundled services, and limited scope representation. Paul provides clients with comprehensive representation in the areas of Criminal Defense Law and Family Law. Paul also provides limited representation in matters of Consumer Law. As an active member of the community, Paul is extremely proud to provide pro bono services in conjunction with such notable non-profit organizations as CARPLS, LAF, and Universidad Popular. Paul can be reached at (312) 690-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.