Skilled and Aggressive Illinois Criminal Trial Lawyers

If you’re charged with a serious crime, it’s a good idea to choose a defense attorney who can meet several different needs: accurate advice about your situation and the penalties you face, the practical experience necessary to know what your options are for compromising the charge or punishment, and the trial skills necessary to protect your interests in court.

At Shaw Law Ltd., our Waukegan criminal defense lawyers bring all these skills to bear on behalf of our clients. Contact our office for a free in-office consultation with a lawyer who knows how to approach a wide range of criminal defense problems:

  • Violent Crimes like Assault, Burglary, Domestic Battery, Homicide or Robbery
  • White Collar Crimes like Embezzlement, Fraud and Identity Theft
  • Gun Crimes and Weapons Offenses
  • Felony or Misdemeanor Drug Crimes
  • DUI Charges for First Offenders, Repeat Offenders or Persons Charged with Vehicle Felonies
  • Sex Crimes, Including Civil Commitment Proceedings for Persons Charged as Sexually Dangerous Persons
  • Misdemeanor or Felony Charges Against Persons Holding Professional Licenses
  • Expunctions: and
  • Records Sealed

Our goal is to help each client achieve the best possible result under the facts and the law. In some situations, this means convincing the prosecutor to drop the case based on problems with the evidence or clear violations of your rights during the investigation. In other cases, it means the chance to plead to a lighter charge with significantly lighter penalties. Our experience with the presentation of effective trial defenses can give you extra leverage toward a favorable result in a close case.

Charged With a Sex Crime? Call an Illinois Sex Crimes Lawyer at Shaw Law Ltd.
People charged with sex crimes can face special challenges, including the risk of long-term sex offender registration obligations or even commitment as a sexually dangerous person after completion of a sentence.

We investigate and defend against sex crime charges ranging from statutory rape or date rape to child pornography or online solicitation charges with our client’s long-term interests in mind. We not only work toward the best possible result on the immediate charge, we also try to protect our client from the broader personal, professional and family consequences of a conviction. Shaw Law Ltd. can work with teachers, nurses, coaches, clergy and others whose work with young people exposes them to the risk of sex crime charges.

As well as representing people throughout the Northern Collar counties in Illinois, we also represent people in southeastern Wisconsin who are charged with DUI, weapons offenses, drug offenses or other serious crimes.

Find out how our approach to client service can benefit you. Contact a Waukegan criminal defense lawyer at Shaw Law Ltd. for a free in-office consultation.

Meet Mark L. Shaw

Mark Shaw founded the firm in 1995. Previously, he was a trial lawyer at Winston & Strawn, L.P. and Seyfarth Shaw, LP. He received a B.S. Pharm., with honors, from Purdue University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University. He is a licensed pharmacist having practiced in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.


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