Arlington Heights, Illinois Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer
Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of Scott F. Anderson are focused solely on providing strategic, aggressive criminal defense to clients. Whether you or someone you know has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, attorney Scott Anderson has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a strong defense.
Attorney Scott Anderson has over 23 years of experience practicing criminal law, both as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. He has helped clients all over Illinois from his offices in Arlington Heights. He knows what most people are up against when they are charged and arrested for a crime. It is often a confusing time, not only for the person being brought up on charges, but for family members as well.
Attorney Anderson offers supportive legal guidance to help you and those you love understand the Illinois criminal justice system and how to fully protect your rights under the law. His main goal is to provide you or those you love with a vigorous defense to help you win or get the best results possible on your case.
Year this Office was Established: 1999
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Felony DUI; Multiple DUI; Carjacking; Larceny; Sealing; Suspended License; Driving without a Valid License; Driving without Insurance; Vehicular Homicide; Violent Crimes; Home Invasion; Misdemeanors; Possession of Marijuana; Drivers' License Reinstatement; Violent Crimes; Reckless Homicide; Orders of Protection.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
At the Law Offices of Scott F. Anderson, DUI criminal defense attorney, Scott Anderson, has over 23 years of experience working in the Illinois criminal justice system. He has handled DUI cases both in the trial courts and on appeal. He has represented clients for misdemeanor and felony DUI crimes throughout Cook, Lake, Du Page and McHenry Counties, with successful results. Whether you refused testing, took a breath test at the scene or at the station, or provided a blood or urine sample after being arrested, Scott Anderson knows how to fight and win your case. He knows how to protect your rights, especially your right to drive.
If you have been charged or someone you know has been arrested for a theft crime felony or theft crime misdemeanor, the Law Offices of Scott F. Anderson in Arlington Heights can help you figure out the best possible defense strategy. We know what it takes to provide the kind of criminal defense you need, from the beginning of an investigation to the end of your theft case. We represent clients for felonies and misdemeanors involving theft crimes, such as:
• Identity theft
• Property theft
- Drug Crimes
Our firm represents individuals throughout Cook, Lake, Du Page and McHenry Counties, for drug crime charges brought against them. Whether you were charged with possession, possession with intent, or the manufacturing and delivery of cannabis or controlled substances, our law firm is more than prepared to help you. Our law firm knows how serious the consequences are if you are convicted of a drug crime in Illinois. That is why we work aggressively, from beginning to end, to gather all evidence, subpoena police reports, file motions, and hire a team of investigators to help you win your case.
- Expungement and Sealing
The only way to keep your record clean is through expungement. If your case was dismissed, or you were found not guilty, or you were sentenced misdemeanor supervision or even certain kinds of felony probation, you may have the right to seek to expunge the record of the arrest in your case. To do that, you would have to file a petition to expunge and seal in the Circuit Court of the county where your case was handled. If that petition was granted, then the record of your arrest would be removed from your state criminal history, the court file on your matter would be sealed, and the police reports on your matter would be destroyed.
- Suspended License
In Illinois, your license can be suspended for a variety of criminal charges pressed against you. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could risk losing your driver’s license permanently, if the Illinois Secretary of State revokes your license. Drivers can have their license suspended if they are convicted of the following types of crimes:
• Multiple DUI
• Felony DUI
• Driving without a Valid License
• Driving without Insurance
• Having Too Moving Violations within a 12 or 24 Month Period
• Possession or Display of a Fraudulent License or Using Someone Else’s License
• Refusing to Submit to Chemical Testing to Reveal Blood Alcohol Content
• Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor
The Law Offices of Scott F. Anderson represents clients who have been charged with different types of felonies, including:
• Vehicular Homicide
• Sex Crimes
• Violent Crimes
• Drug Crimes
• Home Invasion
• Weapons Charges
• Felony Theft Offenses
• Felony DUI
If you are convicted of misdemeanors, the effects can be just as damaging as a felony conviction. Our law firm works just as hard and aggressively to prevent criminal conviction for misdemeanor charges involving:
• Assault and Battery
• Domestic Battery
• Possession of Marijuana
• Traffic Violations
- Drivers' License Reinstatement
At the Law Office of Scott F. Anderson, we represent clients for all matters pertaining to driver’s license reinstatement. We’ve handled hundreds of administrative hearings before the Secretary of State’s Office for clients who have been revoked for having had too many DUIs. We’ve represented people from all over the country and the world in these types of proceedings. Most of our clients are granted some form of relief after their first hearings before the Secretary of State’s Office.
- Traffic Violations
The Law Offices of Scott F. Anderson in Arlington Heights, Illinois, helps individuals who have been charged and arrested for various types of traffic violations in conjunction with serious traffic crimes and other traffic offenses. Penalty fees and fines for traffic violations vary from each county in the state of Illinois. If you are convicted of a traffic violation, a certain number of points will go on your driving record. There are a number of different traffic crimes a person can commit, which could cause them to lose their driving privileges to license suspension or license revocation.
- Violent Crimes
At the Law Offices of Scott F. Anderson in Arlington Heights, Illinois, we defend clients who have been accused of all types of violent crimes, including murder, rape, home invasion, aggravated battery, assault and battery, and domestic abuse. As a law firm that is 100% focused on providing strong and aggressive criminal defense representation, our number one priority is to make sure our clients understand that we will do everything to give them the best results possible, no matter how complicated the case may be. We want clients to walk away knowing they received maximum defense representation.
- Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
If you or someone you know has been accused of a crime involving domestic violence, a finding of guilty can be devastating. The mere allegation of domestic abuse can have far reaching consequences. Not only may that charge remain on someone’s record permanently, but there no doubt will be an order of protection as well. That order of protection could last up to two years. And any kind of prior criminal history could result in the charges being elevated to a felony. Whether it’s an accusation of domestic battery, violation of an order of protection or harassment, we will always work diligently to give you the maximum defense representation you deserve.
- Sex Crimes
Nothing is more destructive to your reputation than someone falsely accusing you of a sex crime. Even if the state’s evidence proves your innocence, a sex offense charge and arrest against you can have damaging consequences for the rest of your life. No other crime elicits more outrage than a sex crime. At the Law Offices of Scott F. Anderson in Arlington Heights, Illinois, we represent clients in all criminal defense matters, including sex offense allegations. Our main goal is to protect the rights of our clients and to keep their best interests at heart. We will fight for our client’s well-being.
Mr. Scott F. Anderson
Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, Drug Crime, DUI, DWI
- Lake County Bar Association
- Northwest Suburban Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Illinois State Bar Association
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