Criminal Law 2017-05-18T15:26:24+00:00

Vijay Sharma. Former Prosecutor. Former Professor. Always a Trial Lawyer.

Talking to an experienced criminal defense attorney and former Cook County Prosecutor, like Vijay Sharma, is important if you are to exercise your Constitutional right to legal counsel and have the opportunity to avoid a conviction for a misdemeanor or felony offense.

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[callout font_size=”13px” style=”grey”]A Prosecutor’s Experience[/callout]

An attorney can protect your rights and also can work to minimize any negative consequences that may arise from your arrest for a felony or misdemeanor. By protecting your interests and asserting your rights throughout the entire criminal process, your lawyer can help ensure that you are not taken advantage of or treated unfairly by law enforcement, the State’s Attorney or any member of law enforcement who may try to do whatever they can to secure evidence and a criminal conviction against you.

As an experienced trial attorney and a former Cook County prosecutor, Vijay R. Sharma has the experience and background you should look for in your criminal lawyer. He understands both sides of the criminal process in Illinois and is thoroughly dedicated to defending his clients’ rights in the face of all types of violent crime cases. Whether you have been accused of assault, battery, assault and battery, or battery on a law enforcement officer, attorney Vijay Sharma can offer you the legal counsel you need.

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[hr] [callout font_size=”13px” style=”cherry”]A Trial Lawyer from the Start[/callout] As a law student, Mr. Sharma volunteered with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as an unpaid law clerk. In this position, he was allowed to handle felony cases with permission from the Illinois Supreme Court.

Upon graduation, Mr. Sharma was hired full time as an Assistant State’s Attorney, a prosecutor for the state. In this position he was assigned to the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau at the Second Municipal District Courthouse in Skokie, Illinois. During these formative years, Mr. Sharma handled felonies and misdemeanors, ranging from shoplifting, theft, and fraud to battery, reckless conduct, and drug possession.

In his own practice, Mr. Sharma takes on all cases.

[callout font_size=”13px” style=”cherry”]Preparation[/callout] Mr. Sharma believes in preparation. In order to represent our clients, we must understand why a crime occurred. Then, we can ably defend our clients and explain their motivation to assist him that sees them as a number.

It is our duty to help our clients navigate the legal system. The law office of Vijay R. Sharma accomplishes this by educating our clients so they can understand how the system works and what they can expect.

We know that our clients want to speak to a lawyer as badly as they want to speak to a dentist. That is why we attempt to educate our clients in order to lift the veil of confusion around the legal system in order to make the process more palatable.[hr_shadow]