Areas of Practice | Criminal Defense Law
We will make sure your Constitutional rights are protected.
The Law Office of Michael J. Monaco defends individuals accused of crimes in state and federal court. Certain cases, such as murder, reckless homicide, felony theft, fraud, robbery, and burglary cases are successfully litigated at bench or jury trials. Other types of cases, such as narcotics and firearms offenses often involve the litigation of pretrial motions based on Fourth Amendment issues. Whether police obtained evidence from a home or business after executing a search warrant, or from a vehicle after a traffic stop, every person has a Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. We have proven success in Fourth Amendment search and seizure litigation. Michael and Marci keep abreast of changes in search and seizure law in order to zealously represent their clients and their Fourth Amendment rights.
State Criminal Cases We represent defendants in state cases throughout the State of Illinois, primarily in Cook County. The majority of our clients are charged with serious felony offenses, which include aggravated battery, burglary, robbery, theft, narcotics and firearms offenses, murder, reckless homicides, and fraud.
Federal Criminal Cases Defending a federal criminal case requires a different skill set and expertise than a state criminal case. We can hit the ground running for any type of federal criminal case, from white collar criminal offenses like mail and wire fraud, to federal drug and weapon offenses. We have extensive experience in federal court from the initial detention hearing through trial and sentencing.