Being accused of a misdemeanor or felony places a heavy burden on your shoulders and is a situation that could have serious consequences for your future. For example, many employers in Illinois now conduct background checks on job applicants, and a search will likely turn up any prior convictions you may have had. At that point, in all probability, your application for employment will be summarily rejected.

To protect yourself and your family in a criminal case, we urge you to retain the services of the law firm of Crosby & Crosby. Our objective is to provide aggressive and skilled legal services to those accused of a crime, with the objective of getting the charge against you dismissed, or at the very least, reduced as much as possible.

In addition, we also seek criminal record expunction so that our clients can achieve both their personal and professional goals without laboring under the burden of a criminal conviction.

We Defend Against the Following

At Crosby & Crosby, criminal law is one of our specialized practice areas, and we provide legal representation for individuals charged with the following offenses:

  • Assault and battery
  • Child abuse
  • Drug crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • DUI
  • Internet crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Probation violation
  • Sex crimes
  • Threats of terror
  • Traffic tickets
  • Theft
  • Weapons and gun crimes

Why Hire Crosby & Crosby as Your Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rockford, Illinois?

We believe the answer to this question is pretty obvious. Facing any criminal charge is an unnerving experience that you should not have to confront alone. With your future at stake, you need guidance from trusted and experienced legal advocates.

Whatever your legal situation happens to be, we meet you where you are. As we like to say, we have designed a client-friendly approach to our legal practice to meet your particular needs, whatever the accusation that has been leveled against you.

We know you are real people with real needs and real emotions. We genuinely want to help you. To secure the assistance of the very best criminal defense attorneys in northern Illinois, contact the law office of Crosby & Crosby today to schedule an initial free consultation of your case.

At Crosby & Crosby, You’re Never Alone

We want you to know that first and foremost, we’re here to help you succeed and protect what you value most.

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Helpful questions about family law

How to choose the right divorce lawyer?

Choosing the right divorce lawyer, in our mind, comes down to three factors. First, is this lawyer going to be an aggressive advocate for me? Second, is this lawyer a person I can get along with personally? Third, do I trust this lawyer to communicate with me effectively? If you walk away from an initial consultation with a lawyer answering yes to those three questions, you have likely found the lawyer who is right for you.

Legal work can be extremely time consuming. Your expectations should not necessarily be that your lawyer is someone you can vent to about your personal life, as that would likely result in an unreasonably high bill. But you should expect your lawyer to keep you informed as to the status of your case. You should also expect your lawyer to listen to your wishes and concerns and use those thoughts as a basis for your case. You don’t need to talk to your lawyer everyday, but you should hear from them every other week or so.

Expect the unexpected when it comes to the Court dates. The Court system is based on a first-come-first-serve calendar, when the case is not filed as an emergency. All initial Court dates are determined by the Clerk of the Court, not of the lawyer or client. If you have a lawyer, expect the Judges to want your lawyer to do the talking, unless the Judge asks the client a question directly. You should also expect the Judge to keep the Courtroom as orderly as possible. Judges very much look down on people who speak out of turn. As for dress, the Court does not require a strict dress code, but it is always a good idea to dress professionally to show the Judge that you take the system and their Courtroom seriously.

There is a process in the law referred to as “discovery” that allows a party to a legal proceeding to discover information about the opposing party. In the context of a divorce, “discovery” is primarily used in the form of written questions and written requests for the opposing party to provide documents to the party that is doing the requesting. These are called “interrogatories” and “requests to produce.” During the process, the party answering the questions or requests must provide a written testimony, under oath, that the documents and answers are true and accurate. It is through this process of “discovery” that we are able to learn what assets a party possesses.

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