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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a way to resolve my case without having a criminal record?

Possibly. If you do not have a criminal record, it is becoming more common in many misdemeanor charges and even some felony cases.

Am I going to go to jail?

People who are middle-aged and arrested for the first time for a misdemeanor almost never have to spend time in jail. When there is a criminal record involved, that's a different story. Regardless of your personal situation, contacting a lawyer immediately is the best way to protect your rights.

What about a public defender? Will I be OK if I go with one of their attorneys?

What we can tell you is that our firm has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in Cook County. That experience includes 150 felony jury trials and 300 bench trials. When you choose us, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.

Will you be available to answer my questions?

We are available 24/7 by email, text or a phone call.

How much are your fees?

Another benefit of choosing our firm is our flat-fee payment system. We do not charge per court date. This works to your advantage because our firm will work diligently to resolve the case as quickly as possible in best result possible given your circumstances.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes. We offer flexible options for a retainer fee and monthly payment plans.

Get Answers To Your Questions About Your Case

Every case is different. When you need personalized legal advice you can trust, call the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards today in Chicago at 773-467-7079 or send us an email.