Byron, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Dennis Riley
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Oregon, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(815) 732-7444 410 W Washington St
Oregon, IL 61061
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Brendan W Caver
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 714-9508 308 W State St #321
Rockford, IL 61101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Loyola University Chicago
Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law
ROCKFORD, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 520-5443 216 N COURT ST
ROCKFORD, IL 61103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Northern Illinois University
I have been practicing law for over 25 years and believe that I am one of the best litigators out there. I listen to my clients and put their requests into legal pleadings. I advocate for my clients zealously. I spend most of my time working and not much time with my family, that includes several very large dogs. I volunteer at a local school when I can as I believe that children need our patience and help to grow up to healthy and happy adults. It is my goal to make the world a better place for everyone. ...
Paul M. Marriett
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(815) 391-0089 308 West State Street
Suite 327
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
The majority of my practice revolves around fighting for those injured in major and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents and defending those accused of DUI, Misdemeanor, Felony, and Traffic offenses. I have NEVER worked for, or taken on an insurance company as a client, and I've NEVER prosecuted anyone on behalf of a state or federal agency. When you hire me, if you e-mail, call, or text message the office, I'm the one that answers, when we go to court, I'll be the one there with you, NOT an associate. Feel free to read some reviews from former clients...
Robert Canfield
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(815) 968-7200 1111 S Alpine Rd.
#704
Rockford, IL 61108
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Attorney Robert (Bob) Canfield was born and raised in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Guilford High School in 1965. After joining the Army in February of 1968, he went on to Army flight school and graduated 2nd in his flight class. He spent a year in Vietnam flying CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the 101st Airborne Division and then returned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, as an Instrument Flight Instructor.

Following active Duty, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received his BA in psychology in 1976 and his Law degree in 1978. After taking and passing both the...
Keith Morse
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 967-5000 321 W. State Street, Suite 1204
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Divorce
Mr. John A Logan esq.
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(779) 208-7639 202 West State Street, Suite 514
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 965-4878 401 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
311 7th St
Rockford, IL 61104
Criminal
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 547-9533 6281 Valley Knoll Dr
Rockford, IL 61109
Criminal and DUI
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 964-7933 311 7th St
Rockford, IL 61104
Criminal
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 968-8900 1 Court Pl
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 964-4601 400 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 968-5205 416 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Loves Park, IL Criminal Law Attorney
535 Loves Park Dr
Loves Park, IL 61111
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 397-2006 475 Executive Pkwy
Rockford, IL 61107
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Charles A. Canning
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(847) 742-0420 40 N. Airlite
Suite 3
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Charles Canning has represented clients throughout Kane County and across Northern Illinois for over 30 years. He assists clients with cases in the following practice areas:
Todd Andrew Benison
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Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(847) 899-8788 65 South Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Benison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending Law School, Mr. Benison achieved the JMLS best oralist award for his participation in the 2L Herzog Moot Court Competition. He was selected for a student externship with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office during his final year of law school. Prior to entering Law School, Mr. Benison was in private practice as an accountant, working with local business in Northern Illinois. In his free time, Mr. Benison enjoys spending time with his wife, Erika, and their three children.
Richard F. Doerr
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(331) 210-0063 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
Washington University School of Law
Richard Doerr is married and has two children and three teenage grandchildren. In his 40+ years' experience, Mr. Doerr has tried cases on matters ranging from speeding to murder. In 1972, he was selected out of 200 applicants as one of ten participants in the St. Louis County Prosecutor's intern program. During his 31 years in bankruptcy practice, he has seen two major revisions in bankruptcy laws, the first in 1978 and the second in 2005. Mr. Doerr's leisure activities include cross-country skiing, car shows, and driving his classic 1973 Corvette convertible.
Jeffrey D. Muntz
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 S. Randall Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Valparaiso University School of Law
When he was in high school, Jeff sensed that he was destined to be an attorney. For example, after receiving his results from an exam in his Spanish class, and then further confronting his teacher about the test, Jeff’s instructor told him, “you should be a lawyer…you want to argue about everything.” Jeff’s parents, when told of the advice that he had received that morning, tended to agree and offered the same advice, in that they had the same type of experiences as Jeff’s Spanish teacher; from “arguing” about what time to go to bed, to what time curfew was,...
David Brian Franks
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Lake in the Hills, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(847) 854-7700 1301 Pyott Road
Suite 200
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Beijing University & Fudan University
David B. Franks is a highly effective Criminal Attorney, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Lawyer and Traffic Defense Attorney who has practiced criminal law since being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1989. Mr. Franks has more than fifteen years of criminal prosecution and defense experience. Mr. Franks served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both Cook County and McHenry County, Illinois. In McHenry County he served four years as a prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions. He served as one of the first two designated Domestic Battery Prosecutors in McHenry County, as well as the Misdemeanor and Traffic...
Richard Kelly
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Hebron, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(815) 404-8522 P.O. Box 428
10008 Main St
Hebron, IL 60034
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
Bradley Cahow
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 697-8000 1070 Larkin Ave
Suite 2W
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University
Brad Cahow has been practicing law in Kane, Dekalb, McHenry, DuPage, Cook, Will and nearby counties since 1981. Brad provides legal services in the following areas: REAL ESTATE LAW Brad has represented several thousand real estate clients in residential sales and purchases. He prepares contracts and provides title insurance services. His experience also includes loan modifications, short sales, and landlord tenant dispute. FAMILY LAW Brad has...
John W. Gaffney
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Harvard, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(815) 943-0900 67 North Ayer Street
Harvard, IL 60033
Criminal, Civil Rights, Education and Immigration
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Gaffney began his legal career in the prestigious field of clerking for a Federal judge. He went on as an Assistant State’s Attorney to prosecute complex narcotic and gang cases.
Afterwards, he went into private practice in Harvard, Illinois where he serves his clients in the areas of State and Federal criminal defense, school law, second amendment issues, and general litigation.

Mr. Gaffney is especially proud of his record in the areas of expungement, clemency, pardons and sealed records. Utilizing these legal avenues, he has helped countless clients move forward with their lives.
Jack Slingerland
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Sycamore, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(815) 895-5141 499 E. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jack C. Slingerland received a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Jack is the city Attorney for Genoa, IL. He has served as a DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney, as the DeKalb County Public Defender, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He served as a member of the legislative staff of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael J. Madigan.

Jack has been in private practice of law for more than 23 years, and now is the co-owner of Slingerland & Clark, P.C. He is admitted to practice in federal...
Richard Van Den Bussche
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Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(815) 356-5531 455 Coventry Ln, Suite 107
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
James Mertes
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Sterling, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(815) 626-1500 4015 East Lincolnway
Suite D
Sterling, IL 61081
Criminal, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Timothy Brown
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Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 569-4110 1520 Carlemont Drive
Suite M
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Charles Sewell
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Belvidere, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 544-3118 215 South State Street
Belvidere, IL 61008
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Brian Wright
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Sycamore, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 895-2074 584 W. State St
Sycamore, IL 60178
Criminal
Peggy Gerkin
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Marengo, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 923-2107 19333 East Grant Highway
Marengo, IL 60152
Criminal
Joseph Ponitz
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Marengo, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 923-2107 19333 East Grant Highway
Marengo, IL 60152
Criminal
Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 459-3120 453 Coventry Ln
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 459-5152 1 N Virginia St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Harvard, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 943-4929 60 N Ayer St
Harvard, IL 60033
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Hampshire, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(847) 683-3116 278 N State St
Hampshire, IL 60140
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Woodstock, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 337-7700 101 S Benton St
Woodstock, IL 60098
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Elgin, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
1814 Grandstand Pl
Elgin, IL 60123
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Dekalb, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 758-6626 317 E Locust St
Dekalb, IL 60115
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(815) 477-7424 137 Crandall Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Agricultural, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

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.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


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.