Violent Crimes


Violent crimes often carry weighty consequences. A conviction can lead to years in jail, not to mention a lasting stain on your record and reputation. Because of the serious nature of these charges, a trial is often necessary to present the strongest defense.

If you are facing violent crime charges in Illinois, your rights and liberties may hang in the balance. It is critical to obtain professional representation from an experienced trial attorney.

Diligent Legal Representation

Brian Hiatt, an assault defense lawyer in Bourbonnais, provides experienced representation for those facing all types of violent crime charges. He is a skilled trial attorney with extensive experience in both state and federal courts. He possesses a firm grasp of all aspects of criminal law.

Mr. Hiatt has protected the rights and liberties of the accused for more than 15 years. Take advantage of a free consultation by calling 815-304-5441 or contact him by email.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. Hiatt appreciates the importance of being prepared. He will work diligently to help you present a strong case. To him, few things are more meaningful than protecting your fundamental liberties.

Defending You Against Serious Violent Crime Charges

Mr. Hiatt represents clients facing any type of state or federal violent crime charges, including:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Armed robbery
  • Home invasion
  • Burglary
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms offenses
  • Homicide
  • Sexual assault

He is well-equipped to effectively navigate all stages of your case, from pretrial motions to jury selection to closing arguments.

Preparing A Strong Defense

In any type of criminal case, the best defense is a strong offense. Anticipating the opposing counsel’s next move is critical. To gain such insight, your attorney must possess in-depth knowledge of the law as well as the evidence involved in your case.

Mr. Hiatt understands the nuances of what the prosecution has to prove for each of these types of charges. At trial, he will hold the prosecution to its high burden of proof, developing effective strategies for countering its legal arguments and challenging its evidence. He will always strive to be better prepared than your opponent, thus giving you a leg up at trial.

Serving Kankakee And Surrounding Areas

The sooner you reach out to a defense attorney, the better. Contact the law office of Brian Hiatt at 815-304-5441 toll free to arrange a free consultation. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available.