Seriously Fine-Tuned Advocacy For Fighting Charges Of Violent Crimes
In a city where law enforcement repeatedly violates public trust, it is no surprise local violent crimes are making national headlines. Arrests for firearms, stabbings, armed robbery, gang altercations and narcotics-related crimes are on the rise. At the same time, police shootings have sparked civil rights investigations of the Chicago Police Department for corruption.
Attorney Cierra Norris is highly attuned to the many faces of corruption in Chicagoland, including in the courtroom where judges may have implicit biases to overcome. At The Law Office of C.N. Norris, LLC, we help you examine the obstacles to your freedom when you are facing charges for violent crimes. Crafting a credible defense is the foundation of our team’s ability to stand firmly before the court and aggressively pursue justice.
Shootings, Street Gang Warfare, Retaliation: You Still Have Rights To Due Process
No matter the circumstances of your arrest, the U.S. Constitution guarantees every person certain rights. One of them is due process of law. Fundamental fairness includes your right to be free of government overreaching such as search and seizure violations.
Cierra Norris makes your right to due process impossible to ignore in the courtroom. Our clients’ story is paramount. We emphasize the whole picture imploring the court to base its decisions on justice, not merely precedent. Get the help you need when facing charges for violent crimes such as:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
You may already know about your right to plead “the Fifth” – not to say anything to incriminate yourself – but you also have a right to an attorney, a right to a speedy trial and a right to confront witnesses against you.
What To Expect Following An Arrest
Typically following an arrest, you will be:
- Put in a holding cell
Within 48 hours, you will appear before a judge to hear the charges against you and asked if you plead innocent or guilty. At that point, bail and bond may be available. You may be released until your preliminary hearing if you post bail or a bail bond. If the judge finds no probable cause at the hearing, the criminal complaint is dismissed. If there is a finding of probable cause, the pretrial motions and trial proceed.
Contact An Attorney Who Will Zealously Protect Your Rights
When you feel your rights have become invisible, Cierra Norris works hard to restore justice. She takes a logical path to your defense based on witness reports, DNA evidence, law enforcement reports, expert witnesses and ballistic reports. A clear, concise argument and defense can lead to dismissal of charges, parole or shorter sentences.