Illinois Criminal Law Defense Attorney

From the first call... To the resolution of the case...

Illinois Criminal Law Defense Lawyer Protects and Defends Each Client's Rights

Suburban Chicago, Illinois, criminal defense attorney Vincent F. Cornelius, gives each client his full attention from the first ring of the phone in his Joliet or Wheaton office. He understands that having an experienced lawyer at the outset is critical to ensure that your Constitutional rights are protected. Moreover, Mr. Cornelius can provide a detailed explanation of the charges, and a realistic outlook of your options and potential outcomes.

A qualified criminal defense attorney should be diligent and prepared to defend your case from the outset. At the first office visit, Mr. Cornelius will have already prepared a case file for you. The file contains:

  • The pending charges
  • The assigned courtroom
  • A profile of the assigned judge
  • The potential sentences for the charges
  • Potential strategies and defenses

To mount a successful defense, a criminal lawyer must have a clear view of the case and all pertinent facts. Mr. Cornelius and his law firm staff have the experience and resources to conduct thorough investigations that include:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing any previous case files
  • Undertaking background investigations
  • Investigating the facts and circumstances of the arrest

From that first ring of the phone, Mr. Cornelius acts with a sense of urgency and a sense of obligation to his client. He knows that the information gathered, the decisions made, and the strategies taken will affect that client for many years or even for life.

With more than 20 years of experience in criminal law (as a former prosecutor as well), Illinois criminal law defense lawyer Vincent F. Cornelius has the experience and knowledge to fight for his clients' rights in jury and non-jury trials and in plea negotiations. (See a Summary of Cases.) Mr. Cornelius serves clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburban areas of Will, DuPage, Kendall, and Kane counties.

Whatever the charge, whoever the client might be, Chicago criminal law attorney Vincent Cornelius knows how to handle the case. Each client is treated with personal attention, consideration and respect by a criminal defense lawyer known for his honesty, integrity, responsibility and strong work ethic.

Joliet Office 815-723-7300

Wheaton Office 630-665-6644

If you prefer, contact Mr. Cornelius by e-mail or complete the Criminal Law Intake Form and send it or bring it in for your appointment.

Free initial consultation. Major credit cards accepted

Vincent F. Cornelius
Illinois Criminal Law Defense Lawyer
Serving Chicago, Joliet, Aurora, Naperville, and Wheaton
and other city and suburban areas

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