Urbana, IL – With over 1,800,000 defendants currently incarcerated in state or federal prisons or local jails across the United States, the ongoing growth in numbers underscores the complexities within the criminal justice system. Recognizing this, the criminal lawyers at Bruno Law Offices are dedicated to taking additional measures to safeguard their clients from facing a similar fate.
As a leading law firm in Urbana, IL, Bruno Law Offices strategically considers the United States’ criminal offenses statistics as well as the percentage of incarcerations from those cases. Current statistics show that the United States contributes about 4.2 percent of the world’s population but accounts for as high as 20% of the total world prisoners’ numbers. Within the subset, 47% of individuals are incarcerated for drug-related offenses, 42% for public order offenses, 7% for violent crimes, and 4% for all other offenses.
Adding to this, over 23.3% of the defendants in federal prisons are pre-trial detainees who are awaiting their day in court. These statistics collectively underscore the intricate nature of the criminal justice system, contributing to a notable strain on prison capacities.
Although the United States has experienced a significant decline in the number of prisoners since its peak numbers in 2008 and 2009, there’s still a lot of work to be done to ensure defendants get the right representation needed to improve their chances of walking free or getting a fair and unbiased judgment.
The team at Bruno Law Offices bridges that gap, representing criminal defendants in Urbana, IL, and the surrounding areas in all criminal cases and giving them a chance to have their day in court. The law firm and its team represent defendants in different types of cases, from theft and burglary to conspiracy, violent crimes, federal offenses, felony offenses, and more.
With DUI being one of the most common offenses in Urbana, IL, the DUI lawyer at Bruno Law Offices noted that they have recorded significant success in representing clients at various levels of DUI cases, including aggravated DUIs. In a recent case, the firm successfully represented an 18-year-old high school athlete accused of driving under the influence, resulting in an accident and injury to another motorist.
“At trial, Defense Counsel established that not only was the client not under the influence, but that the other motorist likely caused the accident. The jury returned a unanimous verdict of “Not Guilty,” said Tom Bruno of Bruno Law Offices.
Bruno Law Offices believes that a continued commitment to seeing cases through and giving defendants a fair hearing can further reduce the number of incarcerated prisoners while reducing the pressure on the prison system.
About Bruno Law Offices
Bruno Law Offices represents criminal defendants in and out of court. With a wealth of experience spanning several decades, the criminal lawyer has successfully navigated numerous client cases, securing favorable outcomes through diligent and principled legal representation.
Bruno Law Offices
301 W Green St