Helping You Protect Your Freedom When Charged With Violent Crimes

Being charged with a violent crime means that you are facing real penalties if convicted. Prison time is likely, so you need the assistance of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. If you do not understand the serious nature of these offenses, you could make a decision that could follow you for the rest of your life.

I am attorney W. Scott Hanken, and I provide representation to individuals charged with violent crimes in Illinois. I have over 25 years of legal experience, working as both a prosecutor and defense attorney on these cases. I have seen both sides of these issues, and know how to present a strong case on behalf of my clients.

Offering A Wide Range Of Defense Services To Those Charged With Violent Crimes

You need to be sure that your attorney is committed to finding a solution that is right for you. I work tirelessly to help you determine the right path for your specific situation. I offer skilled representation assistance to individuals charged with violent crimes such as:

  • Murder, including capital murder cases (I have handled death penalty cases as part of my practice)
  • Assault and battery, including aggravated battery
  • Domestic violence offenses, including violating orders of protection or no-stalking orders
  • Robbery, armed robbery, burglary and home invasion
  • Resisting arrest or assault on a police officer
  • Sex crimes, such as aggravated sexual assault, Internet sex crimes and statutory rape

I work with my clients at all stages of the case, including trying to obtain bail. This can be a very difficult issue, especially with these more serious offenses. I explore all possible options to be able to help you protect your freedom while your case is ongoing.

When reviewing your case, I look for all of the possible defenses that may be available. I examine the actions of law enforcement officers to determine if your Fourth Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure were violated. I also determine if other options, such as self-defense or protection of others could be used in your case.

Schedule A Free Consultation

To speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call my Springfield office at 217-718-4951 or send me an email using my contact form. I will offer a strong and aggressive defense to these allegations because I understand how these crimes impact your life.