1220 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948
Being accused of a crime can be a confusing and frightening experience. The potential consequences of a criminal case could include probation, fines, community service, or even incarceration. In addition to these legal consequences, there may be collateral consequences to a criminal case, such as damage to your reputation or the loss of a job. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone facing allegations of criminal behavior to contact an experienced Southern Illinois criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help mitigate the legal consequences you are facing, and may even be able to have the allegations against you reduced or even dropped. As a former Williamson County Assistant State’s Attorney, Mark Kochan has the legal skill and experience necessary to effectively represent people accused of crimes in the state of Illinois. Because of his previous work experience as a prosecutor, Mark Kochan has unique insight into the mindset of prosecutors and knows how to defend against their case. By retaining Kochan & Kochan, P.C. as your defense team, you can be sure that you are receiving the best legal representation possible. We are dedicated to helping people facing criminal allegations protect their future, and work hard to get each client the most favorable outcome possible.
Criminal defense is a very particular area of law, and mastering the area requires years of study and experience. Because of the seriousness of the potential consequences in criminal cases, those accused of crimes should be certain to retain an attorney with experience in this area. Mark Kochan has extensive criminal trial experience, including two murder cases, one of which ended in a not guilty jury verdict. Before you hire another “advertised” well-known defense attorney, ask him/her, “Have you taken a murder trial to the jury and received a Not Guilty?” If the answer is “NO,” come see Mark Kochan at Kochan & Kochan, P.C. You should always inquire into the trial experience of your criminal defense attorney, and Mark Kochan can proudly state he has successfully defended murder charges at trial.
Some of the types of cases we handle include:
A criminal case could potentially result in the loss of your freedom. In addition, the consequences could potentially affect a person for years, in some cases making it difficult for a person to get a job or obtain certain professional licenses. Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help ensure that you obtain the best possible result in your case, and that your rights are protected. Kochan & Kochan, P.C. is committed to helping people in Southern Illinois who have been accused of crimes, and works closely with each client we represent.
If you are facing a criminal case in the Southern Illinois area, you should call Kochan & Kochan, P.C. today for a consultation. We serve most of Southern Illinois, including Williamson County (Herrin, Marion, Johnston City, Carterville), Franklin County (Benton, West Frankfort), Jackson County (Carbondale, Murphysboro), Jefferson County (Mt. Vernon), Johnson County (Vienna, Goreville), Massac County (Metropolis), Pulaski County, Perry County (Du Quoin, Pinckneyville), Saline County (Harrisburg) and Union County (Anna, Jonesboro). To schedule your consultation today, call our office at (618) 942-8850. If you would prefer to contact us via email, please fill out our online contact form available here.