Criminal Defense Cases

Handling Cases in Cook County

If you are facing serious criminal charges, you need an attorney who is willing to fight for you and has the experience and knowledge to be able to do so successfully. The Law Offices of R. Tamara de Silva will do everything possible to ensure that a client's case is fully investigated. She will work to uncover every aspect of the case that could strengthen the defense or weaken the prosecution's argument.

It is important to understand your rights as a defendant. Attorney R. Tamara de Silva keeps her clients abreast of every detail of their cases, making sure to fully brief them as the cases progress through the system. If your case is taken on by Ms. de Silva, you can be sure that it is in the hands of a confident and capable criminal defense lawyer. If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, protect your liberty by reaching out to a Chicago litigation attorney today.

Types of Criminal Cases

The Law Offices of R. Tamara de Silva is equipped to work with clients who are facing many different types of criminal charges, whether they are misdemeanors or felonies. De Silva is available to clients who are facing charges for drug crimes—such as the possession or manufacturing of a controlled substance—or for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. She can also help with cases related to violent crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence and white collar crimes. She works to aggressively defend the rights of her clients, whether they are being charged at the state level or federal level.

Those who are charged for criminal offenses are at risk of some serious negative consequences that can majorly impact their lives. If someone is convicted of a crime, he or she could receive penalties such as time in prison, time in jail, expensive fines, the loss of driving privileges and much more. Criminal convictions can become financial, personal and professional obstacles. They can show up on a background check and mar an individual's reputation.

Contacting an Attorney

Regardless of the seriousness of your charges, you will need the assistance of a strong attorney if you hope to minimize or avoid penalties. Law enforcement and sometimes highly skilled lawyers will be seeking to prosecute you to the full extent of the law. They will likely attempt to set your bail at an extremely high level and seek the maximum penalty. Without a highly trained attorney on your side, the odds will be in favor of the prosecution. Compounding this imbalance, there can be a tendency on the part of jurors to assume the guilt of the accused.

Ms. de Silva is more than qualified to overcome such barriers and to present a compelling case for your defense. Being accused, charged or tried for a criminal offense can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience. Let a legal professional guide you step-by-step through the process. Contact Ms. de Silva today so she can work with you to come up with a defense strategy that meets your needs.