Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney for High Profile Cases

Lawyer Defending Those Involved in Prominent Criminal Cases in Cook County and Illinois

Some criminal cases get a great deal of attention in the media. When criminal charges involve murder, drug trafficking, sexual assault, or any other aspects that are likely to cause a case to be featured on the nightly news, the alleged perpetrators are often tried in the court of public opinion before they ever receive their day in court. Many attorneys are unwilling or unable to take on these types of high-profile cases, but Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel is ready to provide a quality defense to those who need it, regardless of the level of media attention.

Defense in the High Profile Murder Case of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez

The highest profile murder case that occurred in the Chicago area in 2019 is the killing of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, a 19-year-old pregnant woman who was strangled in a South Side home, after which her baby was cut from her womb with a kitchen knife. Three people have been charged in relation to this murder: Clarisa Figueroa, who allegedly committed the murder; her daughter Desiree Figueroa, who allegedly assisted in the murder; and Piotr Bobak, who has been charged with concealment of murder.

Attorney Garfinkel is representing Mr. Bobak, and he has appeared in local news outlets such as WGN and the Chicago Sun-Times, stating that his client had no knowledge of the murder. “There is no communication by email, text messages or any social media indicating that he had any knowledge [of the murder],” Garfinkel stated. “While he may have been at the premises at some point, certainly not at the time of the homicide and certainly he was not involved in any way with disposing of a body or in any of sanitizing the crime scene.”

Experienced Legal Representation When Dealing With the Media

When a criminal case receives coverage on TV or in the newspaper, it is essential to have a legal representative who can ensure that the right message is put forward. Attorney Hal Garfinkel has the experience you need in these cases, both in front of cameras and inside the courtroom. He is ready to talk to reporters and appear on camera to speak on your behalf, and he is dedicated to helping you get through this time of crisis. By helping you manage the media attention in your case, Mr. Garfinkel will ensure that you are not treated unfairly because of the biased opinions of commentators or others who discuss your case in the public forum.

The United States Constitution and the laws of the state of Illinois provide everyone who has been charged with a crime with the right to a fair and speedy trial. Attorney Hal Garfinkel can help protect those rights and provide you with a strong defense in a high-profile case. He will advocate for you aggressively and effectively, working to help you reach the best possible outcome to your situation. To arrange a free consultation, contact our office today at 312-629-0669.

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