Criminal Defense Attorney in Belleville, Illinois
If you have been charged with a crime, you may feel that it is useless to fight against it. But with every offense, from a traffic violation or DWI to criminal sexual assault and murder, the accused is entitled to defend his or her rights.
For a strong defense against all criminal charges, trust your case to me, attorney Paul M. Storment III. Based in Belleville, If you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Southern Illinois, let me help you. This covers a range of charges, including:
Drug violations, including possession, possession with the intent to deliver, delivery and manufacture/cultivation
Domestic battery and assault
Sex offenses, including criminal sexual assault
An Experienced Advocate Helping to Protect Your Legal Rights
Often, criminal cases will include attempts to get the charged individual out of jail. As your attorney, I will begin working on a bond reduction hearing immediately as well as make efforts to reduce or eliminate charges. Additionally, first steps will include a thorough evaluation of the circumstances in the case. This includes examining police reports, witness testimony, criminal records and other information pertinent to the case. From there, I will present all options to you, as well as potential outcomes, so you can make educated decisions regarding our next steps.
I prepare every case as if it is going to trial, examining the case from multiple angles to build a strong, strategic defense on your behalf. I have more than 30 years of experience trying criminal cases. I have extensive knowledge of court procedures and a good working relationship with state prosecutors. In many cases, I am able to negotiate a plea deal for my clients if it is in their best interests to do so. Otherwise I will work vigorously to present your case to the judge or jury to obtain the desired outcome.
To discuss your charges with an experienced Belleville criminal trial lawyer, call or send an email using the online form. After-hours consultations are available by appointment.