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    Being charged with a crime can be a terrifying experience. The charges you are facing can be complicated and you may not understand the penalties they carry. Often just the stress of being accused can effect normal mannerisms in a way that can be associated with dishonesty or guilt. Securing the representation of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney, will ease some of those concerns allowing you the confidence it takes to come across as the good person you are.

    At The Lyster Firm Law Offices, you'll find tough and experienced criminal defense attorneys with decades of experience in Illinois State and Federal criminal courts. They strive to get you back to your normal life, reputation intact. Attorney Todd Lyster has served the LGBT community for over 30 years and has the level of experience in the courtroom it takes to achieve the best possible outcome

    If you are facing criminal charges, take action to ensure your rights are protected. Turn to the Lyster Firm Law Offices. We provide our clients with an aggressive and effective defense.
    To schedule a free initial consultation, call 1-312-855-0875 or simply Email:Office@LysterFirm.com.



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    The Lyster Firm Law Offices:

    WE SPECIALIZE IN HELPING GOOD PEOPLE OUT OF BAD SITUATIONS
    Defending You Against Any Criminal Charge

    Have you or someone you care about been arrested or contacted by the police?
    The first few steps of the process can be critical to the outcome of your case. Having the representation of an experienced attorney is often what it takes to turn the tide your way. But knowing your rights and acting fast is key. At The Lyster Firm Law Offices we know how to protect your rights, your reputation and your future.

    To speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer who will fight for you
    Email:Office@LysterFirm.com or call 312-855-0875 today

    Defending All Criminal Charges, State or Federal, Felony or misdemeanor, in Chicago and Illinois.


    Click on the links below for more information about a specific criminal charge. If you do not see what you are looking for please contact us imedialely at Email:Office@LysterFirm.com or call 312-855-0875. Do Not Delay
    • All State and Federal Felonies & Misdemeanors
      • Criminal Charges
        Chicago & Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers

        With over 30 years of experience, we know how to achieve the best possible outcome - with the ultimate goal of No Jail Time and No Record.
        • Felony Theft
          • No matter how compelling the evidence is against you, our first priority is to find a way to get your case dismissed, by examining intent to steal, and using investigators and experts to help strengthen our case. If the charges cannot be dismissed, a diversionary program called theft school may be an alternative option. We can handle all types of felony theft cases, including those that involve stealing from department stores, grocery stores, electronics stores and more. In addition to felony theft and grand larceny cases, we can handle matters involving employee theft, and embezzlement.
        • Robbery
          • If you've been accused of anytype of Robbery armed or unarmed, or any related charges, such as kidnapping or evading arrest, we can defend you.
        • Aggravated Battery
          • The difference between battery and aggravated battery is the use of a weapon. The weapon can be any item that is used to cause harm. Being accused of causing serious bodily harm to another person, is often the result of self-defense. The attorneys at the Lyster Firm Law Offices can help you sort through the complicated details from serious bar fights to incidents of road rage and more.
        • Burglary
          • We defend against charges of residential burglary. If you are accused of breaking into and robbing a home, or you are accused of taking jewelry, money, electronics or any other property, you can count on the Lyster Firm Law Offices to stand up for your rights even in cases involving burglary of commercial property or burglary from an automobile, including accusations of stealing car stereos, money or other property from inside a motor vehicle, and all related charges, such as selling stolen goods.
        • Reckless Homicide
          • If you kill someone in a fight or while driving drunk, you can be charged with reckless homicide. No matter what has caused you to be charged, everything is on the line in these challenging cases. The Lyster Firm Law Offices have the experience and the credibility it takes to navigate the pit falls and deliver the best possible outcome
        • Murder
          • The most serious criminal charge, murder, can carry the risk of the most serious of all penalties. we have decades of experience serving people in Chicago and Illinois. If someone in your family has been accused of murder, we can help.

          We Win Criminal Cases
          Don't be pressured into pleading guilty to a crime. Contact a Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Lyster Firm Law Offices today. We offer a free case evaluation.

    • Weapons Charges
      • Weapons Charges
        Chicago & Illinois Weapons Charge Defense Lawyers

        Most commonly, good people end up with weapons charges because they were carrying a gun improperly in a bag or in their car, not even realizing that it is illegal or how serious the charges can be. As a convicted felon, you would be NOT be able to own a gun for the rest of your life.

        Illinois has strict gun control laws. Claiming ignorance of these laws will not help you. You Must have a Valid FOID Card (Firearm Owners Identification) to legally posess a fire arm in Illinois. If you have a FOID Card, you may transport a gun in your vehicle as long as the gun is UNLOADED AND IN A LOCKED CASE. Just putting a gun under the seat of your car or in the glovebox is considered unlawful use of a weapon (UUW), which can be a class 4 felony - punishable by one to three years in prison. A simple traffic violation can turn into a felony real fast if your gun is improperly stored. Illinois's gun control laws apply to Non-residents as well, so even if you are just passing through, you could be charged. If you have a permit, but it has expired, you could still be charged

        You cannot legally buy a handgun within the City of Chicago. You may own one, BUT ONLY if youíve owned it since before 1982 and you register it every year with the Chicago Police Department.

        You need a weapons charge defense lawyer who is an expert in constitutional defenses, able to break down the case against you by determining if the process was followed to the letter of the law. The Lyster Firm Law Offices have obtained dismissals and not guilty verdicts in many weapons cases.

        We Win Weapons Cases
        Don't be pressured into pleading guilty to a weapons charge. Contact a Chicago Weapons Charges Defense Lawyer at the Lyster Firm Law Offices today. We offer a free case evaluation.

    • White Collar Crimes
      • Fraud & Embezzlement
        Chicago & Illinois White-Collar Crime Lawyers

        A conviction for a white-collar crime such as theft, fraud, or embezzlement can have wide spread and devistating consequenses for you and your family. Most often felonies, they can carry hefty prison sentences and forget getting another decent job. You need a lawyer who knows how to challenge the prosecutorís charges. The Lyster Firm Law Offices have obtained dismissals and not guilty verdicts in white collar crime cases, including embezzlement, fraud, forgery, identity theft, larceny, accounting fraud, and elder fraud.

        We Defend White-Collar Crime Cases
        Don't be pressured into pleading guilty to a white-collar crime. Contact a Chicago White-Collar Crimes Defense Lawyer at the Lyster Firm Law Offices today. We offer a free case evaluation.

    • Internet Crimes
      • Chicago & Illinois Internet Crimes Defense Lawyers

        Internet crimes are on the rise, and the laws governing them are becoming more strict. In the privacy of your own home you may not even realize that what you are doing is illegal. Crimes such as eBay fraud, phishing, child pornography, solicitation, and predatory criminal sexual assault are very serious charges and can carry hefty prison sentences, not to mention the possibility of lifetime registration as a sex offender.

        You need an Internet crime defense attorney who is familiar with today's technology, social networks and aggresive methods of entrapment

        We Defend Internet Crime Cases
        Don't be pressured into pleading guilty to a Internet crime. The Lyster Firm Law Offices have achieved good results in serious internet crime cases, including eBay fraud, phishing, possession of child pornography, solicitation or enticement of a minor, and predatory criminal sexual assault Contact a Chicago Internet Crimes Defense Lawyer at the Lyster Firm Law Offices today. We offer a free case evaluation.

    • Sex Offenses
        Chicago & Illinois Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers

        Sex crimes, especially if children are involved, are more offensive than almost any other type of crime. The accused are often tried in the court of public opinion, and pressure is applied to deny basic rights, and processes. Because of the nature of the crime it is easy to accuse and difficult to prove false, and the results can be devastating. Those convicted of sex crimes often face a lifetime of registration as a sex offender.

        You cannot afford to plead guilty. You need a sex crimes defense lawyer who knows how to evaluate in the prosecutionís case and establish doubt by challenging evidence and witness statements, insisting on procedural justice and cross examining investigators and experts. If there is a witness or a record that will prove your innocence, we'll find it.

        We Defend Sex-Crime Cases
        Don't be pressured into pleading guilty to a sex crime.
        The Lyster Firm Law Offices have obtained good results in dozens of sex offense cases, including sexual assault, solicitation, sexual abuse, rape, solicitation of a minor, Internet sexual solicitation, child pornography, criminal sexual abuse, indecent exposure, pandering, prostitution, statutory rape, child solicitation or enticement, possession of child pornography, and aggravated sexual battery. Contact a Chicago Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer at the Lyster Firm Law Offices today. We offer a free case evaluation.

    • Orders of Protection
      • Chicago & Illinois Domestic Violence Lawyers

          "Domestic Violence Orders" or "Orders of protection" are entered pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, and can prohibit a person from harassment, physical abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, or interference with personal liberty and also provide for a "stay away" order. Other relief can be granted, including temporary possession or custody of the children, exclusive possession of the home, financial support, and even may require a party to obtain counseling.


    Web Site Disclaimer: None of the information on this website should be considered legal advice. The law in Illinois is constantly changing and although we do our best to keep our website current, you should not make any final determinations based on what you read here. By contacting us or any lawyer that you are referred to through this website, you have not created an attorney-client relationship. The only way to establish an attorney client relationship with us or any other Illinois lawyer is through a signed retainer agreement in which you agree to hire the lawyer and they agree to work with you as a client. The advice that you receive from us should be taken in general terms. If you have questions about anything we offer or anything related to our website please call us at 1-312-855-0875.

    No matter what you have been accused of, The Lyster Firm can help! Call us at 312-855-0875 to schedule to speak within minutes with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You can also Email:Office@LysterFirm.com . From sex crimes defense to DUI defense and beyond, we are on your side.





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