Brownstown, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Brian Polinske
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Illinois Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

A former prosecutor, I gained insight into what the government looks at when prosecuting defendants. I have successfully conducted many jury trials (100+). From Murder to Drug Trafficking to DUI I have won my clients... Read More »
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Jeffrey DeLong
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Vandalia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(618) 283-2347 629 W Saint Clair
Vandalia, IL 62471
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Michigan State University
Vandalia, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(618) 283-3260 210 South Fifth Street
First National Bank Building
Vandalia, IL 62471
Criminal and Family
Vandalia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Municipal
Jared Giuffre
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Staunton, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(618) 635-5250 425 West Main
Staunton, IL 62088
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jared possesses a varied background from family and divorce law to criminal law.
Bradley Bauer
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Litchfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(217) 324-2323 703 W. Union Ave- Suite 3
PO Box 130
Litchfield, IL 62056
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Dennis R. Atteberry
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Taylorville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(217) 824-3131 220 West Main Cross Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
Criminal, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Stephen G Friedel
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Charleston, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(855) 522-5291 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University School of Law
A former criminal prosecutor, Mr. Friedel is a highly regarded attorney among his peers, having served as Fayette County State’s Attorney for three terms from 2000 through 2012. With a focus on criminal defense, personal injury and workers' compensation claims, Stephen is also a strong advocator of foster parents' rights and brings wealth of experience and knowledge to the law offices of Tapella & Eberspacher.
Mattoon, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 235-5651 1500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Gillespie, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(217) 839-2000 207 N Macoupin St
Gillespie, IL 62033
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Mattoon, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 258-8900 421 N 19th St
Mattoon, IL 61938
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Greenville, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(618) 664-0094 611 Ward St
Greenville, IL 62246
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Newton, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(618) 783-3250 103 E Morgan St
Newton, IL 62448-0042
Criminal
Mt Vernon, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(618) 244-2477 2001 Broadway St
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Criminal and DUI
Hillsboro, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(721) 891-2424 10135 Illinois Route 16
Hillsboro, IL 62049-3515
Criminal
Brian Polinske
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(618) 692-6520 701 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
A former prosecutor, I gained insight into what the government looks at when prosecuting defendants. I have successfully conducted many jury trials (100+). From Murder to Drug Trafficking to DUI I have won my clients cases. Let my 26 years of trial experience work for you. My practice is primarily criminal defense oriented. Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Monroe, Montgomery, Clinton, Calhoun, Fayette and Bond counties are the counties I concentrate in.

Unlike other attorneys, we don't practice in other areas such as bankruptcy, collections, or small claims. We prefer to concentrate our efforts in...
Jeremy W. Sackett
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main St. Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeremy Sackett is a former prosecutor with 10 years of courtroom intensive experience. He now represents clients in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, traffic violations, and DUI's.
Patrick G. King
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East Alton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(618) 462-8405 205 West Main Street
East Alton, IL 62024
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The King Law Firm, LLC is a trial practice focused on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Traffic & DUI's, and Driver's License Reinstatement. Patrick established his law practice in his hometown of Alton, IL. The firm offers a variety of legal services to individuals, families, public entities, and small businesses. Patrick 's wife - Stephanie - also practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Guardianships, and Probate. Patrick serves the legal interests of his hometown and the greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The practice is built on strong professional relationships and clear communications with all clients. The legal process can be...
Brandon C. Mayberry
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(618) 579-5250 104 Calvert St.
Marion, IL 62959
Marion, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Brandon C. Mayberry grew up in Jonesboro, Illinois. After high school, Brandon attended Shawnee Community College where he earned an Associates of Arts degree. He then attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned a B.A. in Paralegal Studies with a specialization in Pre-Law graduating Cum Laude. From there, Brandon went on to attend Southern Illinois University School of Law. Brandon graduated from the SIU School of Law. While in law school, Brandon was a member and marshal of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. While attending SIU School of Law Brandon began working as a law clerk for the Law...
Thomas Bruno
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Urbana, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(217) 328-6000 301 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Bruno Law Offices was founded in 1980 in Urbana, Illinois. The firm concentrates in criminal cases, DUI, worker's compensation, personal injury, and drug crimes. Thomas Bruno has been the principal in Bruno Law Offices since being licensed to practice law in 1980. Bruno Law Offices never charges for an initial office consultation. Contact us today at (217) 328-6000 to tell us your story and learn about how we may be able to help.
Ken Gano Jr
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Charleston, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(217) 345-6111 303 6th St
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
b 1952, Graduate Northern Illinois University, 1980
Sara Vig
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(217) 241-5628 1100 S 5th St #LL
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Illinois College of Law
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Gary W. Wangler
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Belleville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(618) 416-6491 6400 West Main Street
Suite 3N
Belleville, IL 62223
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Illinois College of Law
Experienced professional legal representation for criminal defense, drug cases, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, lawsuits, trials and appeals. Gary Wangler is an experienced attorney practicing in the Metro East and greater Southern Illinois area. Contact Gary Wangler with your legal questions or concerns at (618) 398-8554 in St. Clair County or at (618) 451-1346 in Madison County or by email at: garywanglerlaw@gmail.com. Gary Wangler is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He is licensed to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Fifth District Appellate Court and the United States District Court...
Steve Giacoletto
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Collinsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(888) 346-8841 30 Summer Tree Lane
Collinsville, IL 62234
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
Author: The Illinois Guide Book to Auto Accidents The Illinois Guide Book to Semi Truck Accidents Avvo Rating: 10.0 Superb American Association of Justice/American Trial Lawyers Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Employment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Devin C. DiDominicus
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main Street
STE 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Probate
DePaul College of Law
Devin C. DiDominicus was born in Granite City, Illinois. He received his law degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois where he won awards for his superior performance in trial advocacy, litigation strategies, and securities law. After spending time with the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, he returned to southern Illinois to open his own practice. While practicing on his own, he handled family cases, including complex and contested divorces, as well as criminal and testamentary matters. Counselor DiDominicus now works with the firm of Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
David W. Lawler
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Marion, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(618) 993-2222 1600 West Main Street
PO Box 1148
Marion, IL 62959
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a former prosecutor for the Williamson County State's Attorney. I am proud to dedicate my life to defending the US and IL Constitutions and fighting for our rights. I am devoted to the prosecution of the wrongdoers in the practice of personal injury. I promise to do everything I can to get you the best possible outcome no matter how big or small your case may seem. Schedule a time to talk and I would be happy to give you a free consult, regardless of your legal issue.
Nathaniel Elmore
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Granite City, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 600-1540 P.O. Box 703
Granite City, IL 62040
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Nathaniel is a solo practice attorney. He received a Bachelors of Psychology with a Minor in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2010. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Nathaniel was born in Granite City, Illinois, where he now provides

As a solo practitioner, he assists clients through the processes of Family Law and Criminal Law including: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Prenuptial Agreements, Orders of Protection, and Contempt,Felonies and Misdemeanors, Traffic, DUI, DWI. This requires empathy and understanding...
Mr. John Martin Delaney Jr
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East Alton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(618) 259-0500 346 West St. Louis Ave.
East Alton, IL 62024
Criminal, Family, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
I began my legal career as a Law Clerk for Judge Joseph Barr in the late 1970's. From there, I worked at Dunham, Bowman & Leskera as their Law clerk till January of 1981 when I became an Assistant States Attorney for Madison County Illinois. My tour of duty there lasted 4 years. From January 1985 through December 1996, my legal career had been with both Attorney Ben Allen and Doug Mendenhall. Effective January 1, 1997 I am a solo practitioner, and handle all sorts of legal matters, specializing in Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. I provide full service...
Bill Vig
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(217) 241-5628 1100 S 5th St #LL
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Illinois College of Law
I grew up in Menard County, Illinois, attending Petersburg PORTA schools and graduating from PORTA High School. I then attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, where I graduated magna cum laude with a double major in communication and poliitcal science, and minors in music and pre-law. After college, I went on to earn both my Juris Doctor (law degree) and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Ackerman Law Office, I served for six years as an Assistant State's Attorney in Sangamon County, Illinois, where I tried numerous...
Jon P. Erickson
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(217) 615-4812 132 South Water Street, Suite 260
Decatur, IL 62523
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jon Erickson, known formally as Jonathan Parker Erickson, is a Decatur native and attended Decatur public schools through 12th grade. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1991 and completed his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University in 1995. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University in 1999. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2000.

Jon worked as an Assistant State's Attorney for Macon County from Spring 2000 until December 2000 at which time...
Lauren Ann Anaya
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Savoy, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(217) 693-2952 101 West Tomaras Avenue
Savoy, IL 61874
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Immigration
University of Iowa
Attorney Lauren A. Anaya has over 20 years' experience in the practice of law and is ready to put her experience to work for you. Dr. Anaya began her legal career with the United States Department of Justice after being hired pursuant to the Attorney General's Honors Program, the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind. She served with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and subsequently went to work for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in the Office of the General Counsel. She knows immigration law and can assist...
Nrupa Patel
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 429-4296 202 S. Franklin St., 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Nrupa Patel joined the BRE Law team as a partner in June of 2017. Nrupa is an experienced litigator, having served as a Macon County prosecutor for four years. During her time there, she handled a variety of matters, including: felonies, traffic cases, domestic batteries, and juvenile delinquencies.

Utilizing and leveraging her previous experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system, Nrupa primarily practices criminal defense and family law at BRE Law. Nrupa is multilingual, giving her the unique ability to assist clients in Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Nrupa is a native of the Chicago suburbs. After graduating from high school, she...
Daniel Kay
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Herrin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(618) 319-0265 1 North Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948
Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Former public defender and former Assistant Attorney General. I am a solo practitioner with focus on cases in Williamson, Jackson, Franklin and Jefferson counties. I am major (retired) from the Army Reserve where I served 6 years as a Senior Military Defense Counsel in the JAG Corp. I am married and have one son.
Joseph A Cervantez
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Marion, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(618) 997-1943 500 North Holland
Marion, IL 62959
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Divorce
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Joseph A. Cervantez is a Graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Law. Joseph had the privilege of beginning his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable court room experience prosecuting offenses ranging from traffic violations to class X felonies. He continued his work with the Saline County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney handling the busy Juvenile Docket.

Since Joseph went into private practice he’s handled a variety of cases throughout the 1st and 2nd judicial Circuit of Illinois. Joseph handles a variety of cases including Divorce, Custody,...
Kelley V. Zuber
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Lebanon, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(618) 513-0716 107 W. St. Louis Street
Lebanon, IL 62254
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
I am a former prosecutor for Jackson, St. Clair, and Union Counties with extensive trial experience ready to help you when you need it most.
Frank H Byers II
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(217) 875-3301 160 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Criminal, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Frank H Byers, II, has practiced law in Macon County Illinois since 1977. Frank started practice with his father in the firm Byers & Byers. The firm later became known as Byers, Byers & Greenleaf. After his father retired, Frank was a partner in the law firm Fuller, Hopp, McCarthy, Quigg & Byers before he began practicing law in the firm Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., in 1995. Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., is a full service litigation firm appearing in state and federal courts in Illinois. The firm represents both individuals and businesses in litigation in...
Colby G. Hathaway
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Champaign, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 West Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Colby is an associate attorney at Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation. Awarded his juris doctorate with honors (magna cum laude) by Northern Illinois University in 2012, Colby demonstrated excellence though his academic endeavors and by his participation as the Symposium Editor for the Board of Editors of the Northern Illinois University Law Review and as an accomplished moot court competitor. Colby was a Semi-finalist at the 29th Annual NIU Prize Moot Court Competition and an Octofinalist at the 30th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law. Colby has...
Robert Elovitz
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(618) 692-4800 521 St Louis St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
27 years experience defending those accused of serious criminal offenses. Over 20 years experience representing people in contested family matters and high-asset divorces. Extensive jury trial experience in criminal and civil courts. 24 years experience in the defense of serious Federal Criminal cases.
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

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Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.