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Misdemeanors & Felonies

Misdemeanors and Felonies Attorney in Skokie & Northfield, IL

Our lawyer fights for your freedom

If you’re charged with a crime — and then arrested, handcuffed, taken to jail and processed — you’re undoubtedly having one of the most frightening days of your life. The sooner you contact the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky, the sooner we are able to begin your defense. With more than 30 years of demonstrated experience and success in state criminal courts, Paul Chatzky is often able to reduce — or sometimes eliminate — charges and sentences.

Dedicated to protecting your constitutional rights

When you’re arrested, your first right is to know what your charges are. Your second right is to retain an attorney.

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, it’s important to retain legal counsel as soon as you can. Although by law you are innocent until proven guilty, you may find law enforcement has already gathered substantial evidence to build a case against you. We will work tirelessly to build a strong defense, from arraignment to appeal, using thorough investigative techniques such as:

  • Speaking personally with witnesses, when appropriate, to ensure they are telling the whole truth
  • Carefully examining the alleged crime scene for evidence to help prove your innocence
  • Thoroughly reviewing police records
  • Retaining experts when necessary to challenge the prosecution’s theories

Partners in your future

Criminal allegations can affect your job, relationships and reputation. When the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky represents you, we consider you a partner in your own defense and encourage your active participation so that you can make informed decisions as your case progresses. With years of experience protecting and advocating for clients’ rights, our perceptive criminal law attorney explores all possibilities in your defense, including:

  • Pushing forward motions to set or reduce bail
  • Negotiating with prosecution for a reduced or more favorable plea or a reduced sentence
  • Going to trial for a more just verdict and aggressively litigating your case in the courtroom

Choose our Illinois lawyer when your future is at stake

In or out of the courtroom, our lawyers manage each case with confidence. Our location, minutes from the Skokie Courthouse on the North Shore, is easily accessible. Call 847-416-1646 to schedule a meeting with our attorney at the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky, or contact us online.

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Paul Chatzky
Founder

About Born in Havana, Cuba, Paul Chatzky is fluent in Spanish and English, enabling him to effectively represent a wider range of individuals and businesses. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and is listed among Illinois Super Lawyers, which is a reflection of his high ethical standards and exceptional legal knowledge. As…

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Deborah E. Chatzky
Paralegal

About Prior to joining the firm as a paralegal, Debbie was employed by major banking institutions as a loan processor and as an executive secretary. Debbie was also employed as an administrative assistant for the Board of Jewish Education. Having majored in Sociology, Debbie graduated from the University of Florida in 1980. Debbie completed her…

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    Paul Chatzky is well educated, knows in and outs in terms of law, keeps everything under control, responds to emails, returns phone calls almost immediately. Very professional and extremely detail-oriented lawyer. Highly recommended.

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