Elgin Criminal Defense Attorney

Every criminal charge carries the potential for severe penalties. Regardless of the crime that you have been charged with, you should expect high-quality criminal defense. Scott W. Sheen & Associates provides representation for all criminal matters throughout Elgin. When you work with our Elgin criminal defense attorney, our legal team will fearlessly defend your freedom with determination.

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For three decades, we have helped those who are facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. Our goal is to reach the best possible outcome in any case, either through plea negotiations or trial by jury.

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The potential consequences of your DUI depend on your specific charges, your BAC level, your prior criminal history, and your DUI history. Your license means everything to you. We have been a leading DUI attorney for nearly 30 years.


Whether this is your first offense or you have had multiple traffic charges, you can count on our experience and devoted advocacy for your defense.


Our drug crime attorneys are vastly experienced in drug cases and are committed to doing whatever it takes to protect your freedom and help you avoid conviction.


Our attorneys are experienced in gun and weapon cases. We have taken on these cases since our founding in 1993.


A theft-related crime could lead to years in prison, high fines, court costs, community service, probation, and restitution.


We will investigate the merits of your conviction if you have been accused of abuse or intimidation by a household member.


This charge occurs when a person knowingly causes bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another individual.


Local governments can issue charges for violating ordinances or laws. We defend these cases the same as state charges.


We defend juvenile cases the same way as adult cases. You need an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys that will aggressively defend your minor in the court system.


Disobeying or violating your probation terms, not completing a requirement, or testing positive for an illegal substance can result in a new offense. It may also result in a revocation hearing in which you may be sentenced to incarceration. You need an experienced attorney to defend you and mitigate your consequences vigorously.

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We understand that some situations can arise out of self-defense, false accusations, and mistaken identity. This level of consideration extends to our overall approach. We work aggressively to get you the help you need and the compassion you deserve.

A successful case can only be achieved through a clear understanding of the facts. A thorough investigation is critical in every case. We will ensure we uncover all of the evidence that supports a successful defense.

At Scott W. Sheen & Associates, we take on clients with vastly different backgrounds. Still, we begin every case the same way—by listening to our clients’ stories, learning about their legal issues, and determining their needs.

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