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We Fight for Your “Not Guilty”

Are you facing violent crime charges in Illinois, including those involving assault, battery, or murder? Chicago courts take crimes involving physical acts of violence very seriously, and the repercussions of such a charge can be life-altering if you are not quick and aggressive in defending your rights. At Pissetzky Law LLC, our Chicago violent crime lawyers understand the circumstances surrounding any crime can impact the way events play out, and regardless of your situation, we believe everyone is entitled to their legal rights.

Our Chicago violent crime attorneys have more than a decade of experience defending clients facing felony charges in both state and federal courts, and we want to help you, too. Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and awarded a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo for criminal defense, our firm has a proven track record of excellence. Trust your case to Pissetzky Law LLC and let us fight for your rights and defend your future.

Arrested for a violent crime? Our Chicago violent crime lawyers can provide the defense you need for your case. Contact us today.

About Violent Crimes in Illinois

A violent crime is classified as any criminal act involving physical violence, or the threat of violence against a person or group of people. If the crime is committed with the use of a deadly weapon, the accused may face more severe charges and penalties.

Types of violent crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault / Battery: Attacking, or threatening to attack a person in a physical or violent way
  • Kidnapping: Knowingly taking or confining a person against his or her will, especially using violence or the threat of violence to do so
  • Robbery: Using violence or the threat of violence to steal something of value from a person
  • Murder: Intentionally killing another person
  • Manslaughter: Unintentionally killing another person, sometimes with the use of a vehicle
  • Domestic Violence: Using violence against a family member, spouse, or partner

Penalties for Violent Crimes

The penalties for such crimes vary greatly and depend on the circumstances of the crime, what harm was inflicted or threatened, and if the defendant has any previous convictions. Possible punishments include jail and prison time, hefty fines, a criminal record, probation, and community service.

ProvidIng Aggressive Legal Defense To Violent Crime Charges

At Pissetzky Law LLC, our violent crime lawyers in Chicago do not shy away from the complex cases, and we will stand beside you if your case goes to trial. We will ensure your rights are fairly represented and will use our ample resources to fight for reduced charges whenever possible.

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  • Dropped All Charges after Motion USA v. Client O

    USA v. Client O - After a complex investigation into child pornography on the internet, federal agents obtained a search warrant to search O’s home and work computers. A forensic review of the devises seized revealed child pornography and O was charged with Possession and distribution of child pornography and altering a hard drive to obstructed the investigation. Mr. Pissetzky and his team used their own forensic expert to examine the computers and discovered that the Agent lied in his affidavit for the search warrants. After filing a motion to suppress the warrant, the government conceded and dropped all child pornography charges. O pled guilty to obstructing the investigation and received a sentence well below the guidelines.

  • Not Guilty Wrongfully Accused of Murder and Attempted Murder: Not Guilty
    MH had been wrongfully accused of murder and attempted murder. Mr. Pissetzky tried to explain to the State’s Attorneys that they had the wrong man, but it fell on deaf ears. Mr. Pissetzky then demanded trial , and after a week of relentless cross-examination, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges – NOT GUILTY of murder and NOT GUILTY of attempt murder – in less then two hours!!
  • Sentence Reduced Pissetzky Saves Defendant from Crack-Cocaine Drug Conspiracy and Other Drug Charges
    (USA v. SO (2010)) – In 2008, the DEA arrested SO for taking part in a large crack cocaine drug conspiracy. At the preliminary hearing, Mr. Pissetzky was able to demonstrate that SO was not involved in the overall conspiracy, and eventually SO was indicted on only two drug transactions he allegedly conducted. During plea negotiations, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the government to dismiss the actual drug charges, and SO pled guilty to a much lesser charge. SO was originally facing over 10 years in prison. At the sentencing hearing before Judge Zagel, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the Judge to sentence SO to time served (roughly 24 months).
  • Not Guilty Marijuana Trafficking Not Guilty
    People v. BR – NOT GUILTY verdict by a jury. BR was charged with Marijuana Trafficking over 1100LB. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney tried the case to a jury. After a three day trial, the jury deliberated for less then two hours finding BR Not Guilty.
  • Not Guilty People v. GE
    Finding of Not Guilty! GE was charged with possession with intent to deliver a kilogram of heroine, a class X felony carrying a minimum of 15 years in prison. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky proved that the prosecutor did not have sufficient evidence to show that GE ever possessed the drugs.
  • Dismissed USA v. DD
    DD was charged with selling narcotics and was charged in Federal court in Chicago. Mr. Pissetzky was able to present to the prosecutor enough evidence to convince the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against DD.
  • Dismissed People v. AH
    AH was charged with possessions with intent to distribute a large amount of cocaine. Mr. Pissetzky litigation skills led to the dismissal of all charges against AH.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted, Case Dismissed
    People v. RMC – Chicago police officers received information that a 2 kilo cocaine deal was going to happen in a garage. They set up surveillance and saw RMC pull into the garage in car. When he walked out of the garage, the Chicago police officers arrested him. While the officers searched the garage and car, they found 2 kilos of cocaine in the car. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney filed a Motion to Suppress the Arrest and Quash the evidence. After a highly contested hearing, the judge held that the Chicago Police officers violated RMC’s Constitutional rights under the 4th Amendment, and Granted the Motion. The prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss all charges against RMC.
  • Case Dimissed Motion to Suppress Heroin Granted
    People v. AP – After Chicago Police officers walked up to AP after he parked his car, they searched him and the car and found about 1/2 a kilo of Heroin. AP was arrested and charged with a Class X felony. Mr. Pissetzky and Mr. De Leon filed a Motion to Suppress Heroin and Quash AP’s arrest. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that the officers lied and that they violated AP’s Fourth Amendment Rights. The judge granted the motion and the State’s Attorney had no choice but to dismiss the case.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted Case Dismissed
    People v. RW – RW was charged with a Class X Felony of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana. Chicago Police Officers stopped RW after they saw him place 2 large UPS boxes in the trunk of his car. The officers believed that the boxes contained marijuana. After the stop, the officers searched the car and recovered the boxes. The boxes in fact contained a large amount of marijuana. Mr. Gal Pissetzky, along with co-counsel, filed a Motion to Quash Arrest and Suppress Evidence claiming that RW was illegally stopped and searched. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky cross examined the Chicago Police officers and proved to the judge that the officers acted illegally and violated RW’s Constitutional Rights under the Fourth Amendment. The judge granted the Motion and all charges against RW were dismissed.


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