Obstructing Justice Attorney

Are you facing State charges of Obstructing Justice in Illinois?

Waukegan Criminal Defense AttorneysIf you have recently been arrested or are facing criminal charges for Obstructing Justice (720 ILCS 5/31-4), in Waukegan or Lake County, Illinois, then it is critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Except for your lawyer, do not talk to anyone else regarding the matter, particularly the authorities, until you have sought advice from with a seasoned criminal lawyer like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is almost always your recommended option when you are coping with criminal charges. You are under no obligation to speak to the police. Rather, you should politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your attorney present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have decades of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and the expertise to help you.

Call us right now to find out how our criminal defense lawyers can shield your rights and work toward the best possible result in your case.

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Obstructing Justice (720 ILCS 5/31-4)

A person obstructs justice when, with intent to prevent the apprehension or obstruct the prosecution or defense of any person, he or she knowingly commits any of the following acts:

(1) Destroys, alters, conceals or disguises physical evidence, plants false evidence, furnishes false information; or

(2) Induces a witness having knowledge material to the subject at issue to leave the State or conceal himself or herself; or

(3) Possessing knowledge material to the subject at issue, he or she leaves the State or conceals himself; or

(4) If a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker of a child under 13 years of age reports materially false information to a law enforcement agency, medical examiner, coroner, State’s Attorney, or other governmental agency during an investigation of the disappearance or death of a child under circumstances described in subsection (a) or (b) of Section 10-10 of the Code.

Obstructing justice is generally a Class 4 felony. However, Obstructing justice in furtherance of street gang related or gang-related activity is a Class 3 felony.

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you must act quickly and find a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charges of Obstructing Justice.

Obstructing Justice Defense Attorneys in Waukegan, Illinois

Picking the most effective criminal defense lawyer to handle your Obstructing Justice case can be a tough choice. But with over fifty years of combined legal experience and wide-ranging trial work, you can be certain that by a selecting the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the right choice. We are highly respected within the legal community and have a track record for intense advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the best legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

Working Tirelessly to Protect the Rights of the Accused

Put our knowledge and experience to work for you on your case, just as we have done for thousands of completely satisfied clients.

Known for our experience. But remembered for our results.

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews*

Highly Recommended – 5.0 stars

“I have used Evan Winer for legal representation and advice for over 20 years and have found him to be completely professional and detail oriented in serving every facet of my legal needs. He and his office staff are accessible, easy to work with, and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

My SAVIOR!!! 5 stars! A+ – 5.0 stars

“David was great to work with, this guy knows his stuff! Do what he tells you diligently and you will get good results! There can be lots of hoops to jump through but with David’s guidance I was able to get through them all. Very happy with his services and not too outrageous of pricing. Thanks!” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Obstructing Justice. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have decades of trial expertise. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are deeply knowledgeable with all elements of the local court system. Put our expertise and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to helping you get through the process to reach your greatest possible outcome. Set up your initial consultation right away so we can begin the process of assessing how good your chances are for a favorable conclusion in court, or at the negotiating table.

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Additional Crimes Related to Obstructing Justice

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer are you best choice to help you with Obstructing Justice and other crimes related to Interference with Public Officials, for example:

  • Resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee, 720 ILCS 5/31-1
  • Disarming a peace officer or correctional institution employee, 720 ILCS 5/31-1a
  • Obstructing service of process, 720 ILCS 5/31-3
  • Obstructing justice, 720 ILCS 5/31-4
  • Obstructing identification, 720 ILCS 5/31-4.5
  • Concealing or aiding a fugitive, 720 ILCS 5/31-5
  • Escape; failure to report to a penal institution or to report for periodic imprisonment, 720 ILCS 5/31-6
  • Aiding escape, 720 ILCS 5/31-7
  • Refusing to aid an officer, 720 ILCS 5/31-8
  • Obstructing an emergency management worker, 720 ILCS 5/31-9

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for Interfering with Public Officials.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.