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Rockford Criminal Defense Attorneys | DUI Lawyers Rockford, IL

Facing criminal charges in Rockford, IL? Your best defense is a criminal attorney from Rockford, IL, ensuring your rights are upheld and advocating fiercely on your behalf.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

How can our Rockford Criminal Defense Attorneys help you?

We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who 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.

We believe 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.

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We believe 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, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Rockford Criminal Defense Attorneys:

Finding Your Advocate: The Role of a Rockford DUI Lawyer

When you're confronted with DUI charges, the impact on your life can be profound. A Rockford DUI lawyer stands as your frontline defender against these charges, dedicated to navigating the complexities of DUI laws on your behalf. They understand the stakes are high, with your driving privileges, reputation, and freedom at risk. By examining the evidence, challenging the prosecution's case, and exploring all avenues for defense, your lawyer aims to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Defense Strategies: The Knowledge of a Rockford Criminal Defense Lawyer

In the broader spectrum of criminal charges, a Rockford criminal defense lawyer plays a crucial role. They meticulously analyze your case, from the evidence to the charges against you, crafting a defense strategy tailored to your specific situation. Their objective is to mitigate the impact of the charges, seeking to have them reduced or dismissed. Through strategic negotiation and, when necessary, vigorous courtroom defense, they aim to protect your future from the potential long-term consequences of a criminal record.

Your Legal Guide: Criminal Defense Attorney Rockford IL

A criminal defense attorney in Rockford, IL, is more than just your legal representative; they are your guide through the daunting criminal justice system. They offer counsel on the likely outcomes and the best path forward, whether that's fighting for an acquittal at trial or negotiating a plea that minimizes penalties. Their advocacy ensures that your voice is heard, and your rights are respected at every turn. With a dedicated attorney by your side, you can face the legal system with confidence, knowing that your defense is in capable hands.

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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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5844 Elaine Dr. STE 112

Rockford, IL 61108

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our Rockford Criminal Defense Attorneys

What Happens if You're Pulled Over in Rockford?

Our Rockford criminal defense lawyers want you to know your rights if your'e pulled over on a traffic stop.

If you find yourself pulled over in Rockford, you are provided certain protections under the law. While you have to comply with an officer's request for identification and proof of insurance. You do not have to answer any questions the police ask you. This is due to the 5th amendment protection against self-incrimination. Refusing to answer questions from an officer is NOT an admission of guilt. When pulled over, it is always recommended to be polite and give the documents requested, but also know your rights.

Read more about the rights you have if you get pulled over by our Rockford criminal defense attorneys.

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Know Your Rights if You Get Arrested in Rockford

Our Rockford criminal defense lawyers are here so that you know your rights if you are arrested in Rockford.

An arrest can happen at homes, businesses, from vehicles and for various reasons. Theft, suspicion, criminal acts, traffic violations, and other actions can result in being arrested in Rockford. A common misconception is that there must be an arrest warrant in place before a party is arrested. While having an active warrant can be cause for arrest, there are exceptions that give officers the discretion to arrest an individual.

  • Probable Cause
  • A criminal act was committed

When an arrest takes place you need to know what protections you have under the law. In this article, we explain the arresting and charging process and the rights you have before, during, and after you're arrested.

Read more about the about your rights if you get arrested by our Rockford criminal defense attorneys.

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