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Criminal Defense in Chicago

Scott Frankel has successfully represented individuals charged with serious criminal cases at trial, on appeal, in post-conviction proceedings and in clemency proceedings. He has appeared in every Illinois court, including the court of appeals and the Illinois Supreme Court. He also represents individuals charged in Federal court at trial, in post-trial matters and on appeal.As an experienced Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney, Mr. Frankel understands that every single case offers relevant variables and factors that can radically affect an outcome. After 20 years of working solely as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Frankel has built a successful track record defending individuals at federal and state levels in cases involving the following:

• Capital Offenses   
• Criminal Appeals   
• Criminal Antitrust   
• Criminal Conspiracy
• Criminal Fraud
• Drivers License Suspension
• DUI/DWI
• Expungements
• Federal Criminal Law
• Felonies
• Forgery
Habeas Corpus
• Misdemeanors
• Money Laundering
• Murder
• Parole and Probation
• Post-Conviction Remedies
• Sex Crimes
• Shoplifting
• Theft
• Traffic Violations
• Vehicular Homicide
• Wire Fraud

Aggressive Illinois criminal defense attorneys
Have you been accused of committing a crime? Don’t let the prosecution bully you around. Stand up for your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. Criminal defense attorneys at Frankel & Cohen have more than 50 years of combined experience serving Chicago clients in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation with proven results.

Ensuring your freedom
Frankel & Cohen is devoted to protecting clients’ freedom. The firm’s attorneys strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case, and do everything in their power to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. They know that witnesses may lie on the stand, crime scenes can be tampered with, and police officers can make mistakes. They personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. They examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. They also pore over police records and bring in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Frankel & Cohen today.

Protecting clients
Frankel & Cohen represents clients in the following criminal matters:

Felonies
If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes — such as murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. A person convicted of a felony is sentenced to serve at least one year in a state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How your felony charge is defended can make the difference between life and death for you. Frankel & Cohen has the necessary experience to handle your felony charges, and the firm is committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.

Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are crimes such as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence. Ensure that you receive a fair trial by letting Frankel & Cohen represent you.

Motor vehicle offenses
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license or vehicular manslaughter, Frankel & Cohen can help. The firm also assists clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or to fight traffic tickets.

Drug crimes
Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on Frankel & Cohen attorneys’ knowledge of drug crimes and history of successful results to help eliminate or minimize the charges against you.

White collar crime
White collar crime is the term used for intricate crimes committed solely for financial gain. What sets white collar crimes apart is that they are federal — not state — crimes. The federal court system can be complicated and confusing, and finding an attorney who can help you effectively navigate through its complexities can make the difference between victory and defeat.

Frankel & Cohen represents clients involved in all types of white collar cases, including:

  • All forms of fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery and extortion
  • Antitrust violations
  • Tax evasion
  • Corporate espionage
  • Computer hacking
  • Insider trading
  • Racketeering and RICO cases
  • Counterfeiting
  • Sealing and expungement of records

A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. Frankel & Cohen criminal defense attorneys can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record or get those records sealed so that you can move on with your life.

Don’t delay. Contact Frankel & Cohen in Chicago today.  
When your freedom is on the line, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 312-883-9617 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation.