Effingham, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Ken Gano Jr
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Charleston, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 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
Sean M Britton
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Charleston, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 345-4200 517 Seventh St.
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Attorney focusing on all types of criminal and civil litigation throughout East Central Illinois.
Dennis R. Atteberry
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Taylorville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 824-3131 220 West Main Cross Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
Criminal, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Jeffrey DeLong
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Vandalia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(618) 283-2347 629 W Saint Clair
Vandalia, IL 62471
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Michigan State University
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.
Vandalia, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(618) 283-3260 210 South Fifth Street
First National Bank Building
Vandalia, IL 62471
Criminal and Family
Mattoon, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 258-8900 421 N 19th St
Mattoon, IL 61938
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Mattoon, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 235-5651 1500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Hillsboro, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(721) 891-2424 10135 Illinois Route 16
Hillsboro, IL 62049-3515
Criminal
Charleston, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(217) 348-8155 609 Monroe Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Newton, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(618) 783-3250 103 E Morgan St
Newton, IL 62448-0042
Criminal
Vandalia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Municipal
Greenville, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(618) 664-0094 611 Ward St
Greenville, IL 62246
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Jeremy W. Sackett
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 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.
Joel Daniel Beckwith
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BELLEVILLE, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(618) 233-2686 115 W. Washington
BELLEVILLE, IL 63102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Joel Beckwith, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised by his parents in Southern Illinois. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2009, where he studied philosophy and political science. During his senior year he was awarded Outstanding Senior Assignment in Philosophy from SIUE. He later attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he obtained his law degree. During his final year in law school he completed a one year externship practicing in the public defender’s office. It was during this time he assisted his supervisor with a variety of criminal matters- from domestic disputes to...
Sara Vig
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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 Southwest Missouri and was awarded the President’s Scholarship from Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) as well as a Bright Flight Scholarship. I graduated MSU cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. I was awarded the Lincoln-Harno Scholarship for the University of Illinois, College of Law. I wrote onto Law Review and served as an editor for that publication. I graduated from U of I, College of Law, cum laude.

My entire practice has been spent in private practice and I owned and operated my own firm, Law Offices of Sara M....
Evan Bruno
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Urbana, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(217) 328-6000 301 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Evan Bruno is a Partner at Bruno Law Offices, LLC, a family-owned law firm that focuses on defending those accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal courts throughout Central Illinois.

Since 2016, Evan has served as the President of the Champaign County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Champaign County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association, where he serves on the Human Rights Section Council and the Bench and Bar Section Council.

Prior to joining his father, Thomas, and brother, Anthony, in private practice at Bruno Law Offices, LLC, Evan...
Brian Polinske
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 27 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 (125+). 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...
Bill Vig
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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...
Gary W. Wangler
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Belleville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(618) 206-6232 114 Lincoln Place Court
Suite #103
Belleville, IL 62221-7884
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) 206-6232 or at (618) 514-3286 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 for the Southern District of Illinois. He has...
Patrick G. King
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Alton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(618) 462-8405 2410 State Street
Alton, IL 62002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
MillerKing LLC represents clients in the areas of Trials, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers' Compensation, Criminal Defense, DUI & Traffic, Driver's License Reinstatement Hearings, Family Law, Business and Contract Law, Estate Planning, and Probate.
Brandon C. Mayberry
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(618) 579-5250 104 Calvert St.
Marion, IL 62959
Marion, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 4 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 39 years experience
(217) 328-6000 301 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Illinois College of Law
Bruno Law Offices was founded in 1980 in Urbana, Illinois. The firm concentrates in criminal cases, DUI, serious State and Federal cases such as sex 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.
David W. Lawler
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Marion, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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.
Joseph A Cervantez
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Marion, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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,...
Mr. John Martin Delaney Jr
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East Alton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 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...
Gregory W. Sronce
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 528-2183 725 S. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am an experienced and aggressive Illinois attorney. I handle a broad range of criminal defense matters from from traffic offenses to serious crimes, as well as personal injury cases.

A Springfield, Illinois native, I am a graduate of SIU School of Law. I practice in Sangamon, Morgan, Maoupin, Menard and Cass Counties. I defend clients facing state prosecution as well as represent injured clients. I am dedicated to communicating with my clients and am available when you need help, even on the weekend or after hours.

Whether you are facing a serious criminal charge or have been issued a speeding...
Todd Alan Roseberry
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(309) 829-3636 407 W. Front St., Suite No. 2
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Todd Roseberry's experience includes a period of employment with the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Springfield, Illinois,as a Public Aid Income Maintenance Specialist. He also served in the Illinois Army National Guard at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, from 1985 to 1993 as a medic and medical laboratory technician. Todd is married with three children and lives in Leroy,Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McLean County Bar Association. He is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Three Hierarchs in Champaign, Illinois where he teaches religious education to high school children. His...
Jon P. Erickson
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Jared Giuffre
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Staunton, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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.
Joe Pioletti
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(309) 821-0246 121 N Main St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I help people across central Illinois obtain relief from their debt through filing bankruptcy. I represent people in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am licensed to practice in Illinois, am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and am admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Eureka College where I also minored in Spanish. I then received my law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. While in law school I worked in the...
Mark D. Johnson
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(888) 338-3356 115 W Front St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Northern Illinois University
Attorney Mark Johnson is the founder of Johnson Law Group and a valuable legal representative in Illinois. As a former Crew Chief for the Air Force National Guard, a former police officer and a former prosecutor with the Illinois Attorney General's Office, attorney Johnson is a well-versed legal professional with a detailed understanding of both sides of the law. Having many associations and memberships under his belt and several bar admissions, he goes above and beyond to equip himself to provide aggressive counsel for each person that he represents. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Phil Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
After attending the University of Illinois for Undergraduate school I attended Northern Illinois University School of Law. I was a Prosecutor for the McLean County State's Attorney's office before leaving the office to practice with my father Jim Finegan. I specialize in Criminal Defense, including DUIs, felony cases, drug cases, orders of protection and expungements and will use my background as a Prosecutor to help you defend your case.
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Brendan Bukalski
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 565-8825 115 W. Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal and DUI
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
From Speeding to Murder, we fight for our clients every day, and are known for aggressive criminal defense. Unlike many, we don't stop fighting after that. We work on getting them their driver's license back after the State has taken it, and on expunging or sealing criminal arrests and/or convictions, including obtaining pardons for our clients.
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Nathaniel Elmore
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Granite City, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Colby G. Hathaway
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Champaign, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 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...
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...
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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.