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Recognized Success in Criminal Defense

Okabe & Haushalter has striven to provide aggressive defense and excellent results for each client and has received extensive recognition for its success. Criminal defense requires a strong attention to detail and a relentless, cutting-edge approach, which our firm excels at providing to our clients. We have been featured in the news for our service and ability, the most recent of which was in the October 15, 2012 edition of Newsweek magazine, in which we were named a Leading Criminal Defense Attorney. Other awards include selection for the list of Super Lawyers®, a Top 40 Under 40 recognition and the highest possible Avvo rating of "Superb" 10 out of 10. If you are in search of a competent Chicago criminal defense lawyer, look no further than our firm.

Our firm has former Cook County state attorneys on staff and we are also known for our involvement in high-profile cases such as the Michael Jackson case, the OJ Simpson case and the Dream Board case which was the largest internet crime case in the United States- a case that was even commented on by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Since Attorney Mark Haushalter of the firm frequently handles these types of cases, it is no wonder that he is a nationally recognized legal commentator, often relied upon for his insight on prominent cases that are the subject of much media attention. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of federal cases across multiple districts in both U.S. district courts and state courts. Okabe & Haushalter's federal trial experience is unparalleled to any other firm in the country.

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Our impressive track record demonstrates a tradition of success. We never settle for less than the best and will fight tirelessly for the outcome your case deserves. Criminal charges can leave you confused and hopeless, but a consultation with a lawyer from our legal team can give you the encouragement you need to take action and begin building a defense. We utilize unique strategies in each of our clients' cases to maximize their defense and to present the strongest argument on their behalf. Our attorneys also know how to study the details to add further strength to each defense. Contact our firm today to learn how we can handle any type of criminal defense case.

Our Firm's Practice Areas

Call today if you are facing charges of a drug crime. Our attorneys can defend you from accusations of possession, trafficking, or cultivating drugs of any kind. We also handle cases involving prescription drug crimes, such as forged or fraudulent prescriptions. These offenses can lead to a felony with aggravated penalties, such as 60 years in prison instead of 30, so make sure to retain an aggressive lawyer right away.

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Our firm can also defend you from sex crime charges. These offenses are some of the worst and most seriously penalized of all crimes, such as criminal sexual assault and child prostitution. We also handle cases involving aggravated criminal sexual assault, indecent exposure, child molestation, luring of a minor, and prostitution. Other violent offense cases we represent include domestic violence, manslaughter, and murder. The latter of these can be a Class X felony that could result in a natural life sentence in prison.

Drinking and Driving Charges
Perhaps you have been arrested for driving under the influence. Our team has a thorough understanding of state laws and can fight your charges, even after failing a breath or blood test, or a field sobriety test. These tests are not perfect and our lawyers can investigate to determine whether or not police misconduct or a laboratory mistake was involved in your test results. We can provide aggressive representation for a first-time DUI, multiple DUI charges, a felony DUI, or a Secretary of State hearing. Keep in mind that your license will be subjected to statutory summary suspension, so speak with an attorney right away to request a hearing and protect your right to drive.

Group Arrests, White Collar Crimes, and Record Expungement
Okabe & Haushalter represents clients in countless other defense cases. Have you been arrested at Lollapalooza? We have experience in music festival arrests and can defend you in the event that you were mixed up in a group arrest or were wrongfully charged with a crime. We also handle charges of computer crimes, hate crimes, and white collar crimes, such as fraud, bribery, and embezzlement. Economic crimes such as these are often handled by the federal government, which is why you should be sure to retain experienced defense.

Already convicted of a crime? Speak with a member of our team today to see if you are eligible to have your record sealed or expunged. With our qualified guidance and representation, you could have charges of grand theft and other offenses erased from your record under very strict circumstances. Our legal team is here for you, so call today to set up an appointment to discuss your legal options.

Contact a Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

Chicago is a great city, but crime is always an issue, and false accusations are common. Our legal team has received numerous awards and extensive recognition for its service and results. We can fight for a dismissal of your criminal charges. From 2005 to 2011, we were selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list of Rising Stars™, and our peers and clients have given Ryan Okabe a 9.3 Superb Avvo Rating and a 10.0 Superb rating to Mark J. Haushalter. These accolades are awarded to a very small percentage of the state's practicing attorneys and are only a small selection of the awards we have received. Contact our firm to engage in a case evaluation and learn more about our track record and excellent legal service. We will fight until the best possible outcome has been won for your case.

Okabe & Haushalter
820 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607

Okabe & Haushalter
Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

Located at:
820 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 945-7465
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