Any Chicago-area resident who is suspected of a serious crime should have an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney working for them. A criminal conviction can carry life-changing consequences, including enormous fines, hours of community service, a permanent blot on your record, and even years in prison. Because of the seriousness of a conviction, you will want a lawyer who is very familiar with criminal law and is dedicated to an aggressive and clever defense for clients.
Neil Adams, a criminal defense attorney in Joliet, IL, is just such an attorney. He has been practicing law in Illinois for 20 years, and as a former prosecuting attorney, he has in-depth knowledge of both sides of criminal law. He will work to prove your innocence, if possible, and if it is not, to have your charges changed to lesser ones.
When you must choose a criminal defense attorney, the attorney’s experience is perhaps the most crucial factor to consider. Neil Adams has firsthand experience with some of the biggest criminal cases in Will County over the last decade. As a prosecutor, he secured a conviction in the murder of former Will County Treasurer Jack Weber.
As a defense attorney, he successfully argued self-defense and secured an acquittal for his client in the highly publicized “Road Rage” murder, which occurred on Interstate 55 during a morning rush hour traffic jam. More recently, Mr. Adams appeared on the nationally broadcast “In Session” as a legal analyst throughout the program’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Drew Peterson murder trial.
Mr. Adams was raised in Joliet, having attended both Joliet Catholic High School and Joliet Junior College. He transferred to Northern Illinois University, where he also attended law school. However, following law school, he felt compelled to return home and put his skills to work for the good of his hometown.
After passing the bar, he returned to Joliet where he spent 10 years in the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, including four years as Chief Felony Prosecutor. Motivated by a strong belief that all citizens, no matter what crimes they are accused of, have the right to a fair trial, he went into practice for himself in 2008, setting up his own criminal defense firm in Joliet. He has been serving his community in this capacity for the last four years, defending misdemeanor and felony cases with great success.
Mr. Adams is passionate about ensuring that all citizens receive a fair trial, in keeping with the Illinois and federal Constitution. No matter what crime you are accused of – whether it is reckless driving, drug possession, murder, or anything else – he will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
Mr. Adams knows the turmoil you are going through and will work with you closely to create an individualized defense strategy and keep you abreast of every step of the process, from initial paperwork to the final verdict. Mr. Adams defends all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, including:
Mr. Adams also represents clients in branch courts and simple traffic courts. No matter what type of charge you are facing, you can trust defense lawyer Neil Adams to provide you with the most effective and aggressive criminal defense possible.
Prior to going into practice for himself, Mr. Adams spent 10 years in the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. There, he served in the narcotics unit for three years, and for four years he was the Chief Felony Prosecutor. In that capacity, he handled thousands of criminal cases, including complex and high-profile murder cases. Mr. Adams’ background as a high-ranking prosecuting attorney gives him a distinct edge when it comes to criminal defense.
He can anticipate how prosecuting attorneys think and can use that knowledge to plan a creative defense strategy. He also has in-depth knowledge of the legal clauses and loopholes that can be employed to his clients’ advantage. Mr. Adams’ unique experiences as a prosecuting attorney have made him an effective criminal defense lawyer whom you can trust to get the best possible outcome for your situation.
If you are facing a criminal charge in Joliet, Plainfield, Crest Hill, Lockport, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Grundy County, or elsewhere in the greater Chicago area, don’t wait to find a lawyer. Call Neil Adams today to get your initial consultation and begin the fight to defend your innocence.
Once he takes you on as a client, Mr. Adams will conduct an extensive investigation of your case and will work tirelessly to come up with an effective strategy to prove your innocence or negotiate for lesser charges. Mr. Adams prides himself on returning all phone calls promptly. He can be reached at 815.529.7000.