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Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, Domestic Violence
  • Illinois, Illinois
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With nearly 25 years of legal experience, I am a knowledgeable and zealous advocate. I am a graduate of DePaul College of Law and have lived in Illinois since 1996.

I am licensed by the Illinois Supreme Court and am a member of the Federal Trial Bar as well. I work throughout the State of Illinois, though I have the most experience in Lake and Cook Counties. My practice is primarily devoted to defending clients charged with serious felony offenses, ranging from murder to high-level drug offenses and sex crimes.

I have extensive litigation experience and will not back down to a prosecutor or law enforcement. I pride myself on developing a strong relationship with my clients, and make myself available on evenings and weekends as well as during normal office hours. Please email or call for a free consultation.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Appeals & Appellate
Federal Appeals
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6257657
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Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: Federal Trial Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Pissetzky Law
Principal Attorney
Lake County Public Defender
DePaul College of Law
J.D. (1998)
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (1996)
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Professional Associations
Lake County Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Women's Bar Association of Illinois
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State Bar of Illinois  # 6257657
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2 Questions Answered
Q. Do you absolutely have to testify as a witness if you get subpoenaed?
A: If you were personally served with a subpoena you must appear. Personal service means someone handed you(or someone in your household) the subpoena and you signed for it. Sending a subpoena through the mail is not personal service.

If you were personally served you must appear in court. As to whether you can be forced to testify. If your answers would incriminate you, you may assert your 5th Amendment rights and refuse to answer the questions. You may also ask the court to appoint an attorney to advise you on this issue.

You are free to write a letter to the State's Attorney's Office expressing your wishes for the outcome of the case, however, that does not eliminate the requirement to appear in court if subpoena'd. The State's Attorney isn't bound by your wishes and may proceed in the prosecution regardless of your opinions on what you wish the outcome to be. ... Read More
Q. If being charged with armed violence is there a possibility you can be let out without having to make bail ?
A: Because Armed Violence is an offense that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in the Department of Corrections, the chances are high that a cash bail may be ordered. However, the court looks at many factors when setting bail, including the Defendant's prior criminal history, community ties, work history and many other factors like age and family situation. The defendant or the attorney should be prepared to argue the positive aspects of the client's life and background and then ask the judge to be released on a signature bond. The court will want to make sure that the Defendant will appear in court for all court proceedings and will remain law-abiding, so be sure to make those things part or the argument. Best of luck. ... Read More
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Chicago Office
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Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 883-9466
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