Honest Defense Solutions in Randolph & Perry County
When you call Richard Roustio Attorney at Law, I can help you tell your side of the story. One of the first things I do when you call my firm is set aside time to understand your circumstances and your goals as clearly and thoroughly as possible. After that, I take time to help you understand the laws applicable to your situation and help ensure that you have an accurate, realistic idea of how your case is likely to turn out. Then, I work with you to develop a strategy designed to assist you in protecting your rights, future, and freedom.
I have been representing criminal defendants for more than 25 years, and I have the in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system that you need in order to succeed. I also have spent significant time in court in front of judges and juries, and have become a successful, highly skilled trial advocate. Currently, I represent criminal defendants in Belleville, Illinois, and throughout Randolph and Perry Counties.
If you’re facing charges of a violent crime, call (618) 266-2617 immediately to schedule your free consultation with an experienced violent crime lawyer in Belleville.
I successfully completed my treatment and probation period and my case was dismissed.Former Client
What Constitutes a “Violent Crime”?
Typically, a violent crime is one where a person is directly or indirectly harmed by the unlawful conduct of another person. In many situations, the accused need not actually commit a violent act in order to be charged with a violent crime, as is often the case with “aggravated” crimes involving the threat of violence.
“Violent crimes” can refer to a wide variety of offenses, such as:
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic violence
- Gang violence
- Motor vehicle theft
- Sexual assault
What to Do When You’ve Been Charged with a Violent Crime
If you have been charged with a violent crime, be advised that everything you say and do can be used against you in a court of law. As soon as you are arrested for and charged with a violent crime, members of the criminal justice system begin building their case against you. It is not in your best interest to negotiate with prosecutors or police officers, regardless of what they tell you while you are detained. It is always in your best interest to have an attorney stand between you and the state, so that you cannot be manipulated into incriminating yourself or deprived of your right to adamant protection by counsel. When you have been arrested for or charged with a violent crime of any sort, you must contact an experienced violent crime lawyer in Belleville right away.
I am prepared to step in on your behalf and make sure your rights are protected during your brush with the justice system. Call my office at (618) 266-2617 as soon as possible to connect with me.
Violent criminal convictions often mean years in prison, hefty fines, and a severely tarnished record – but that doesn’t have to be your story. As a former public defender, I know how the criminal justice system works, and I can help you navigate it without inadvertently damaging your own case. I am prepared to give you an honest look at your options and help you make informed decisions about your case. Don’t make the mistake of representing yourself, and don’t resign yourself to avoidable penalties by failing to seek counsel.
Let me protect you from feeling the full force of the law. When you retain my legal services, I will do everything in my power to have your charges and penalties reduced or dismissed entirely.
Contact Richard Roustio Attorney at Law today to schedule your free consultation.
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