We are proud to fully serve our clients with personalized and specialized cutting-edge criminal defense. Because we focus in just a few areas of practice we are able to provide expert and experienced legal skills to your defense.
Our philosophy at Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd is to strive for a Not Guilty verdict for each and every one of our clients. Unlike many lawyers that look for a quick settlement or negotiated plea of guilty, we believe that our duty is to vigorously fight for your rights, to stand up for you, and strive for a win.
CHICAGO DEFENSE LAWYERS
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd. we have the proven experience to provide you with the highest quality legal representation available in the fight for your rights and freedom. Backed by years of dedicated service, we provide results in the following practice areas:
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense that can have immediate and long term consequences—it could affect the rest of your life. A DUI / Reckless Homicide arrest will result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license and potential heavy fines. Reckless Homicide could mean prision time. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Chicago or Cook County, you need a smart, experienced and aggressive DUI lawyer who knows how to save your driver’s license and keep you out of jail--You need the best.
Being charged with a crime -- whether major or minor -- is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects, among other things. While some legal matters can be handled alone, a criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.
You have certain rights and privileges protected by our Constitution, and when a police officer violates those rights, you need a civil rights attorney right away. A statute known as Section 1983 provides a way for you to assert that violation of your rights by that police officer in a court of law. A civil rights lawyer can help you bring a Section 1983 claim and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Personal injury claims and lawsuits arise when people are injured by careless or intentional acts of others, or injured by products that are defective in some way. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury, and may be made to pay the injured person compensatory damages.
If you're looking for a criminal defense team in Chicago, look no further than Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd. We have many years of valuable experience in getting our clients' freedom returned to them. When you're innocent of a crime, there's usually no reason why you should plead guilty or take a plea bargain. Other criminal lawyers may suggest you do this because it makes their jobs quick and easy- a fast settlement may reduce your time and fees, but why are you paying with your money and your life if you're innocent?
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, we know that our responsibility as a criminal defense attorney team is to prove your innocence, not just make things go away quickly if that's not in your best benefit. That's why we're proud of our fighting abilities- we'll take your case to court, if necessary, and we won't back down. Your opposition won't know what hit it. We're in your corner and we've got your back.
If you've been accused of driving under the influence in Chicago, you need a skilled DUI attorney to take up your defense. Chicago and Cook County deals with DUI offenses very harshly, and your license and future driving rights are on the line. If you want to keep driving without any inconveniences or restrictions placed on you by the law, you can't have a guilty verdict on your record.
Luckily, there are many ways that Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd can defend you from the government's prosecution. These are the newest and most effective proven strategies to defeat their witnesses, discredit the testimony of the officers against you, and convince a judge or jury that you're simply a victim of circumstance- which you are.
Erickson & Oppenheimer can free you from the burdens the law is trying to place on you. If you're the victim of vicious accusations and prosecution, you can't face it all by yourself. Call a Chicago criminal defense attorney today at (312) 327-3370.
"Erickson & Oppenheimer fought harder and tougher than any boxer I've ever seen--They are the fighters!" --Semajay Thomas
Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd. won a 1st degree murder trial for U.S.A. National Boxing Champion Semajay Thomas in a dramatic, emotional jury trial. Jurors deliberated for just fifty (50) minutes before setting Semajay free and allowing him to resume his quest for Olympic gold. Semajay is currently training in Las Vegas to make his professional debut. Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd has won 3 consecutive 1st degree murder trials.
"Jon Erickson is one of the finest DUI defense lawyers in Chicago. He practiced in front of me for over five years when I was a Judge, and for many years before that as a fellow defense lawyer. He was always a well-prepared, zealous advocate. He has handled several high-profile cases, including a murder case where the defendant ran over a cabdriver with his own cab. Those accused of crimes, including but not limited to DUI, would be well advised to retain Jon." ---Former Cook County Judge
CHICAGO -- 2013 City of Chicago to pay $450,000 to 2 drivers falsely charged with DUIs; Settlement comes on eve of trial, ends litigation related to police Officer Richard Fiorito; Cook County state's attorney's office dropped charges against more than 130 drivers arrested by Fiorito for DUI
We are Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers & Illinois DUI Lawyers that bring over 40 years of extensive courtroom experience to your advantage. We have a proven record of success and provide you with the highest quality legal representation available. Our skill and dedication are unmatched…And we get results.
Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., has obtained not-guilty verdicts in countless criminal cases—including many high profile cases– and has secured millions of dollars in damage awards for their civil clients.
7/24/11 – After winning toughest fight, boxer reaches for gold – Chicago Tribune
Whether you are charged with Murder, DUI or have been the victim of Police Brutality, we recognize that your case matters. We realize that the outcome of your case could impact the rest of your life for you and your family. That’s why we work tirelessly with our highly skilled and dedicated team of investigators and legal researchers to provide you with the advantage you need to win.
Our extensive courtroom experience gives you the advantage your life depends upon. We are resourceful and creative attorneys that dig deeper and look farther for the solutions to your legal issues.
"We are in it to win it."
- Michael D. Oppenheimer, Criminal Defense Attorney
You have certain rights and privileges protected by our Constitution, and when a police officer violates those rights, you need a civil rights attorney right away. A statute known as Section 1983 provides a way for you to assert that violation of your rights by that police...read more
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense that can have immediate and long term consequences—it could affect the rest of your life. A DUI arrest will result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license and potential heavy fines...read more
Being charged with a crime -- whether major or minor -- is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects, among...read more