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Your Freedom is at Stake...We are Ready to Fight For You!!!

 

If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime, you need a lawyer with expertise in criminal investigations, litigating motions to suppress, and one who's experienced in trying the most serious criminal offenses. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Sean Brown knows how to fight these cases and give you the best chance at a successful outcome. ​​This firm represents clients who have been charged with a broad range of violent crimes, including the following:

 

FIRST DEGREE MURDER 

(20 years to life)

(720 ILCS 5/9-1) 

Sec. 9-1. First degree murder.

(a) A person who kills an individual without lawful justification commits first degree murder if, in performing the acts which cause the death:


1) he or she either intends to kill or do great bodily harm to that individual or another, or knows that such acts will cause death to that individual or another; or

 

(2) he or she knows that such acts create a strong probability of death or great bodily harm to that individual or another; or


(3) he or she, acting alone or with one or more participants, commits or attempts to commit a forcible felony other than second degree murder, and in the course of or in furtherance of such crime or flight therefrom, he or she or another participant causes the death of a person.

 

 

ARMED ROBBERY

(21 years - 55 years)

 

(720 ILCS 5/18-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 18-2)
Sec. 18-2. Armed robbery.

(a) A person commits armed robbery when he or she violates Section 18-1; and


(1) he or she carries on or about his or her person or is otherwise armed with a dangerous weapon other than a firearm; or


(2) he or she carries on or about his or her person or is otherwise armed with a firearm; or


(3) he or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm; or


(4) he or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm that proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person.

 

 

AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HIJACKING

(6 YEARS - 55 YEARS)

 

(720 ILCS 5/18-4)

Sec. 18-4. Aggravated vehicular hijacking.
(a) A person commits aggravated vehicular hijacking when he or she violates Section 18-3; and


(1) the person from whose immediate presence the Motor vehicle is taken is a person with a physical disability or a person 60 years of age or over; or


(2) a person under 16 years of age is a passenger in the motor vehicle at the time of the offense; or


(3) he or she carries on or about his or her person, or is otherwise armed with a dangerous weapon, other than a firearm; or


(4) he or she carries on or about his or her person or is otherwise armed with a firearm; or


(5) he or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm; or


(6) he or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm that proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person.

 

 

 

AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT / RAPE

(6 years to 45 years)

(720 ILCS 5/11-1.30)
Sec. 11-1.30. Agg
ravated Criminal Sexual Assault.
(
a) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual assault if that person commits criminal sexual assault and any of the following aggravating circumstances exist during the commission of the offense or, for purposes of paragraph (7), occur as part of the same course of conduct as the commission of the offense:


(1) the person displays, threatens to use, or uses a dangerous weapon, other than a firearm, or any other object fashioned or used in a manner that leads the victim, under the circumstances, reasonably to believe that the object is a dangerous weapon;


(2) the person causes bodily harm to the victim, except as provided in paragraph (10);


(3) the person acts in a manner that threatens or endangers the life of the victim or any other person;


(4) the person commits the criminal sexual assault during the course of committing or attempting to commit any other felony;


(5) the victim is 60 years of age or older;


(6) the victim is a person with a physical disability;


(7) the person delivers (by injection, inhalation, ingestion, transfer of possession, or any other means) any controlled substance to the victim without the victim's consent or by threat or deception for other than medical purposes;


(8) the person is armed with a firearm;


(9) the person personally discharges a firearm during the commission of the offense; or


(10) the person personally discharges a firearm during the commission of the offense, and that discharge proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person.


(b) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual assault if that person is under 17 years of age and: (i) commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim who is under 9 years of age; or (ii) commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim who is at least 9 years of age but under 13 years of age and the person uses force or threat of force to commit the act.


(c) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual assault if that person commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim who is a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability.

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