Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

The attorneys at Beuke & Beuke focus their practice on criminal defense litigation in both federal and state courts. Being charged with a crime can put everything in your life at risk. That’s why our philosophy incorporates a thorough understanding of the issues involved in each client’s case, combined with a relentless attack on the prosecution's evidence. 

A criminal conviction can jeopardize your chances of getting or keeping a job, going to college, getting housing or a loan, your ability to travel where you want, and much more. Being a convicted criminal costs you money in terms of fines, court costs, restitution, and lost income. It damages your personal and professional relationships. And of course, being convicted of a crime can cost you your liberty, perhaps permanently.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

With so much at stake, the help of an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney is the best investment you can make. We carefully evaluate each and every case to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the government’s evidence. Case evaluation is followed by intense preparation in anticipation of vigorous litigation. That is our recipe for success, and it has allowed us to be recognized as one of the premier criminal defense firms in Illinois. Our success is a result of never wavering from that philosophy. Defending your rights and protecting you against threats to your liberty fuels our relentless commitment to seek justice. 

At Beuke & Beuke, we fight for you in a variety of criminal matters, including:

Don't risk your future. Contact Beuke & Beuke. We will give you the straight answers you need and defend your rights with the skill that comes from decades of experience. To learn more about why Beuke & Beuke is the right firm to defend you against criminal charges, we invite you to contact our office at 312-427-3050 to schedule a consultation.

Attorneys:  Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Murder/Homicide

Murder/Homicide

Murder/Homicide Homicide crimes are the most serious of all crimes, and include murder and manslaughter. Because these crimes are so serious, penalties are equally serious. A person convicted of murder in Illinois is facing imprisonment for years, possibly for life.… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Drug Offenses

Drug Offenses

Drug Offenses Drug offenses are among the most commonly charged in Illinois. Police and prosecutors aggressively pursue convictions, regardless of the amount of drugs involved. In Illinois and under federal law, drug convictions follow strict sentencing guidelines… Read More
Attorneys: Peter Beuke, Rick Beuke
White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes White collar crimes like fraud and embezzlement involve deceit and concealment, usually for some financial benefit. While white collar crimes do not involve physical violence, these crimes are still treated very seriously under both Illinois and fede… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Burglary, Robbery and Theft

Burglary, Robbery and Theft

Burglary, Robbery and Theft Burglary, robbery, and theft are property-related crimes which may be charged together. Burglary involves illegal entry into a home, business, or other building with the intention of committing theft or another crime. Theft is essentially the intenti… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Firearm Offenses

Firearm Offenses

Firearm Offenses The State of Illinois has enacted strict firearm laws with the intention of protecting the public. If you are unaware of the extent of these laws, you could find yourself in deep trouble if you carry a handgun, rifle, or other firearm. In Illinois, y… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
DUI

DUI

DUI Driving under the influence (DUI) in Illinois is a serious crime. It is also something that can happen to almost anyone. You may feel that you have consumed only a reasonable amount of alcohol and that you’re capable of driving, but if you̵… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence In Illinois, prosecutors aggressively pursue convictions in domestic violence charges. Some actions clearly constitute domestic violence, but other more innocent-seeming actions, like blocking the door to prevent a partner from leaving during an argu… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Sex Offenses

Sex Offenses

Sex Offenses Conviction of a sex crime in Illinois carries penalties that can have devastating impacts on the person’s life. Most sex offenses are felonies, so the the risk of prison time is real and significant. In Illinois, criminal sexual assault is non-… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Traffic Violations

Traffic Violations

Traffic Violations In the Chicago area, you rely on your car to get around. If you’re convicted of certain traffic violations, your freedom to drive is jeopardized, and you will likely pay increased insurance rates as a result of your conviction. Illinois assesse… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile Crimes It doesn’t seem fair that a youthful mistake could derail your entire future, but unfortunately for many juveniles convicted of crimes, that’s exactly what happens. Whether the result of an impulsive action with unforeseen results, or an… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Petitions

Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Petitions

Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Petitions The Illinois criminal justice system is, unfortunately, far from perfect. Lawyers and judges can make mistakes that lead to an unfair trial or unjust result. Fortunately, Illinois does provide a way to try to correct those mistakes if you are wrongly… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke
Record Sealing and Expungement

Record Sealing and Expungement

Record Sealing and Expungement For many people, an impulsive decision or youthful mistake results in a criminal conviction and a criminal record. Having a criminal record can cause you all kinds of problems. It can keep you from getting a job, obtaining housing, getting into colle… Read More
Attorneys: Rick Beuke, Peter Beuke

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