The moments during which a crime takes place can be terrifying, especially if weapons are involved. Even if the person committing the offense is standing directly in front of a witness, the witness may be looking at the weapon and not be able to give police a clear description of the suspect. Illinois police investigations based on eyewitness accounts or even surveillance video may be flawed, and those facing charges would do well to build a strong criminal defense.
Being convicted of a crime can have many long-term implications. For one, it could cause a person to encounter employment barriers. A recent article suggests though that Illinois is seeing a lowering of some of these barriers.