Murder is classified as an offense directed against a person and generally can be defined as the unlawful killing of another. 1st Degree Murder is murder that is either premeditated or falls into one of numerous categories in 720 ILCS 5/9-1. 2nd Degree Murder is not premeditated and generally occurs in the heat of the moment for more info please see 720 ILCS 5/9-2. For a complete listing of classification of homicide please see 720 ILCS 5/9-1 et al.
I have vast experience in the area of criminal defense. Whether I am defending a misdemeanor violation or a serious felony offense, I will do everything possible to achieve the best possible result for my client. The ultimate goal in every case I take on is to keep the charge of my client's permanent record if at all possible. The sooner you contact me, the sooner I can preserve evidence that is routinely destroyed by most police departments within the first 30 days (booking room video, police dispatch recordings and any other audio or video recordings that may have been made routinely are destroyed after 30 days), which could ultimately impact whether you win or lose your case. I will take a critical look at police conduct to make sure none of your constitutional rights were violated, and if they were, I will fight to get your case dismissed before a trial would even occur.
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The Law Office of Wayne I. Novak represents those charged with offenses in the Cook, Kane, Lake, Dupage and Will County areas including Chicago, Rolling Meadows, Elmhurst, Cicero, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Evanston, Elk Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, Barrington, Mt. Prospect, Maywood, Rosemount, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Maybrook, Bridgeview, Markham, Joliet, Plainfield, Naperville, Wheaton, Chicago Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Oakbrook, Oak Park, Roselle, Streamwood, Gurnee, Waukegan, St. Charles, Aurora, Downers Grove, Addison, Darien, Glendale Heights, Lemont, and Lomabard to name a few areas.