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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney that is a “real person” can be difficult.  Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you.  It is important that he or she be down-to-Earth and someone that you connect with.

Your attorney should be accessible.

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

Your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes.

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.


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Please contact our friendly Champaign Criminal Defense Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Champaign

2506 Galen Dr., Ste. 108A

Champaign, IL 61821

(217) 803-8679
champaign.il@oflaherty-law.com

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Why O'Flaherty Law of Champaign?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Champaign?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Champaign?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

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Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

Our Champaign Criminal Defense Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:

Our Attorneys Have Skill and Expertise! Whether you're faced with traffic, criminal, DUI or other related offenses, you need an expert representation on your side. Our Champaign County criminal defense attorneys are ready to explore every avenue that is available to your under the law to protect your freedom. We ensure that you don't feel helpless and defenseless against the legal system. Our owner Kevin O'Flaherty was named one of Suburban Magazine's Best Under 40. In 2016, we've received the Avvo Client's Choice Award. We also hold an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we are lead counsel rated attorneys. The thing that is just as important to us is what our past clients have had to say about us. We want to add you to a list of our growing satisfied client base.

We Are Affordable!  We ensure that we do our due diligence by keeping our rates as low as possible by utilizing every means and knowledge of the law at our disposal. The lower our rates, the more we can keep representing clients and show people our excellent service. One way we can do this in some areas is by offering flat fees if it's appropriate for your case. 

We Are Accessible and Provide Above-And-Beyond Client Service! It seems that many other attorneys can be hard to reach and get an update on your case. After hours they are often times unreachable and when they are on the clock, they aren't effectively communicating the progress of the case with the client. We're here to make you rethink that notion. In fact, Kevin O'Flaherty's cell is on at all times of the day to be ready to field your emergency call. We respond to your calls and emails promptly in order to keep you in the loop with your case. We understand how important your case is to you, and it is important to us that you are satisfied by our service.


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O'Flaherty Law of Champaign

2506 Galen Dr., Ste. 108A

Champaign, IL 61821

champaign.il@oflaherty-law.com

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Champaign Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our Champaign criminal defense attorney discusses what constitutes “abuse” for the purpose of Illinois orders of protection. “Abuse” can take many forms, such as harassment, threats and manipulation, and intimidation.

Our Champaign criminal defense attorney discusses what constitutes “abuse” for the purpose of Illinois orders of protection. “Abuse” can take many forms, such as harassment, threats and manipulation, and intimidation.

What Constitutes Abuse for the Purpose of Illinois Order of Protection?

In this video, Our Champaign criminal defense attorneys will discuss what constitutes “abuse” for the purposes of Illinois Orders of Protection. Orders of Protection are court orders intended to protect the petitioner or some other protected party from future abuse by family or household members. “Abuse” is defined by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act as:

  • Physical abuse;
  • Harassment;
  • Interference with personal liberty;
  • Intimidation of a dependent; or
  • Willful deprivation.

In this episode, criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the new Illinois marijuana law that goes into effect in 2020.

New Illinois Law Legalizing Marijuana in 2020

In this video, Champaign criminal defense attorneys explain the new Illinois marijuana law that goes into effect in 2020.  We answer questions about the new law which makes it legal to possess a certain amount of recreational marijuana, to smoke marijuana recreationally in certain places, and to obtain and sell a license to grow and sell recreational, including:

  • When will the new Illinois marijuana law go into effect?
  • Who will be allowed to smoke marijuana recreationally in Illinois under the new law?
  • How much recreational marijuana can I possess in Illinois under the new law?
  • Where can I buy marijuana in Illinois under the new law?
  • Where will I be allowed to smoke marijuana in Illinois under the new law?
  • Who will be allowed to grow marijuana in Illinois under the new law?
  • How much marijuana can I have in my system without getting a DUI in Illinois?
  • Can I remove prior marijuana possession convictions from my criminal record now that Marijuana is legal in Illinois? 
  • How to expunge a conviction for marijuana possession in Illinois; and
  • Should I hire an attorney to expunge my marijuana conviction?

Criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI in Illinois.

What To Do If You Are Pulled Over For A DUI In Illinois

In this article, our Champaign criminal defense attorneys discuss the penalties that can come about when faced with a DUI. A DUI can result in a class A misdemeanor for which can result in imprisonment for up to 364 days or a fine up to $2,500.00. Responding to questions can also be a tough subject when faced with a DUI. This article explains the correct procedure to the questions being asked by law enforcement. The article also goes over ways to build your best defense to be used in your case.


Further Reading from our Champaign Criminal Defense Attorneys

Iowa’s Constitutional Carry Law Sees Big Changes Starting July 1st

In this article, we discuss what these changes mean and how you can obtain a firearm under the new laws. We cover the following questions:  

  • Changes to Iowa Constitutional Carry Law
  • What Do I Need to Purchase A Firearm in Iowa?
  • Do I Still Need a Permit For A Concealed Carry in Iowa?

Kevin O'Flaherty

July 1, 2021

Illinois State Police To Conduct Roadside Safety Checks

In this article, we outline what you need to be aware of during these safety checks including seat belts and child restraints, speeding, driving under the influence, and distracted driving.  

Kevin O'Flaherty

June 25, 2021

Can I Get In Trouble With Immigration For Marijuana? | Illinois Immigration Laws

With Marijuana/Cannabis legalization, a lot of very exciting business and personal opportunities are opening up for the State residents that can get into these new business opportunities. However, a word of caution for immigrant populations: the use and possession of Cannabis is still banned at the federal level. As such, noncitizens should be extra careful when it comes to Cannabis. This article will focus on the following:

  • What are the immigration consequences of using cannabis?
  • What are the immigration consequences of investing in cannabis if I am already a legal permanent resident (LPR)?
  • Can I be deported for using cannabis?
  • Can I get an E-2 or E-5 visa if I want to invest in Cannabis?

April 15, 2021