Choose A Defense Team With The Experience To Make The Right Moves
Your future is on the line.
Award-Winning Legal Representation In Cook County And Northern Illinois Since 1985
Defending Your Freedom And Constitutional Rights
A Seasoned Defense When The Stakes Are High
The penalties are steep when you are contending with charges for suspicion of capital murder, federal drug or weapons offenses, securities fraud and other serious charges. If you are looking for a seasoned defense for a murder appeal, post-conviction trial, wrongful conviction, clemency, certificate of innocence and more, you are at the right place.
Attorney Stephen L. Richards has built a well-respected career out of winning tough battles in the courtroom for his clients. He has been leading counsel on more than 150 felony jury trials and over 300 bench trials. He won an oral argument at the Supreme Court in 2011. Now, together with his son, defense attorney Joshua S.M. Richards, the team at the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards provides a power-packed combination to defend clients in the courtroom. Call us when your future liberty is at stake.
Accusation: Attempted First-Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Conviction: First-Degree Murder
Sentence: 47 years in prison
Result: Conviction reversed outright; defendant released
Accusation: First-Degree Murder
Facing: 60 years in prison
Result: Plea to second-degree murder; 15 years in prison at 50% time.
Accusation: Aggravated DUI/Death
Facing: Seven years in prison
Result: Two years of probation
An Intelligent Defense Team With Aggressive Strategies
The Law Office of Stephen L. Richards has a well-established reputation for seeking justice and upholding people’s rights.
Meet Our Team
At the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards, the individuals we represent and defend appreciate the listening skills and responsiveness of our attorneys. Our clients depend on the personal contact and clear guidance we provide through all phases of a case. We are available 24/7.