Frederick, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Michael J Swanson
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 North Main Street, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michael J. Swanson is an experienced courtroom attorney who knows how to navigate the court system to aggressively represent his clients and maximize favorable outcomes. Prior to joining the law firm of Swanson & Sackett P.C., Michael served as the Managing Attorney in the Madison County State's Attorney's Office child support division. In this role, he handled thousands of cases each year and gained extensive courtroom experience. Michael earned his Juris Doctorate at Saint Louis University and his bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), which he attended following his six-year enlistment with the U.S. Air Force....
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.
Jared Giuffre
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Carlinville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch St.,
Carlinville, IL 62294
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jared possesses a varied background from family and divorce law to criminal law.
Chris Gramm
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(309) 275-6677 820 E. Grove Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
Chris Gramm was born and raised in McLean County. After graduating from University High School in Normal, he received his BA from Illinois State University(ISU) and MA from the University of Illinois (U of I) prior to attending law school at Northern Illinois University(NIU). Before opening a law practice in Bloomington, he was formerly a lawyer with the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted misdemeanors, DUI and traffic cases. Chris is a member of the McLean County and Illinois State Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Chris is now a partner with the law...
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.
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...
Don Pioletti
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Eureka, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(309) 467-3213 107 E Eureka Ave #1
Eureka, IL 61530
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
Don B. Pioletti, Jr. has practiced law for over 35 years. He graduated from the George Mason University Law School in Virginia in 1976. He then served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and later as an Assistant State's Attorney. He now practices at Pioletti & Pioletti in Eureka, IL doing general practice law.
Douglas B Johnson
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(309) 827-3670 115 West Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Arizona Summit Law School
Douglas B. Johnson is a skilled young lawyer that graduated law school at an astonishing pace of 2 years. Doug graduated cum laude at the top of his class regularly receiving awards and honors for his academic achievements. Doug is a Bloomington-Normal native, as he was born and raised in the twin cities, and prior to joining Johnson Law Group worked for many years with State Farm at their Regional and Corporate offices, in the area. Doug is an experienced negotiator as he conducted mediations representing State Farm's interests. He also worked for a private investigation agency where he gained...
Barbara L Sherer
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(618) 692-6656 205 N. 2nd Street
Suite 102
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Criminal, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
Washington University in St. Louis
Barbara has been practicing law in the St. Louis Metro East area for over 27 years, concentrating in the areas of family law, real estate law, criminal defense and general civil practice.

She completed both her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During law school, she clerked on the Court of Appeals in Eastern Missouri and worked at a personal injury law firm.

After graduating, she worked at the Law Firm of Lucco, Brown, and Mudge in Edwardsville, Illinois. Additionally, Barbara was the lead attorney in the Domestic Violence/Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Madison County...
Steve W. Hanna
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Cambridge , IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(309) 762-9200 123 W. Exchange Street
Cambridge , IL 61238
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
Defending client for 26 years in State and Federal Courts. Member of National College for DUI Defense and Graduate of DUI Harvard Session. Certified Field Sobriety Expert. Certified Breath Machine Operator for Datamaster and Intoxillyzer. Advanced Blood and Urine seminar graduate. Suppression of more than 3000 lbs of contraband as Henry County Drug Trafficing Defense Attorney. Success defense of hundreds of DUI and OWI cases in Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, Whiteside, Scott, Muscatine, Johnson, and Clinton Counties in Iowa and Illinois. Successful defense in Federal Court where possession and trafficking of...
Dale Thomas
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Pekin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(309) 346-5297 337 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
Employment:
• Former Felony Assistant State’s Attorney, Peoria County
• Former Special Assistant to the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.
• Former Judicial Law Clerk, United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division
• Former law clerk, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Washington, DC
• Former Vice President of United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 881, Oak Brook, Illinois.

School:
• Graduated 2nd out of 159 students at John Marshall Law School.
• Author: Picket Line Misconduct; Is Forfeiture of Reinstatement Rights for Purely Verbal Threats Sound?
18. J. Mar. L Rev. 445, 1985.
• Team Member, Wagner Labor Law...
Kevin Sanborn
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(309) 827-3670 115 W Front St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Kevin is a dedicated attorney and advocate for his clients. He began his career in law as a prosecutor and prosecuted offenses ranging from DUI to Homicide, Sexual Assault, Fraud, and Domestic Violence. As a private attorney he has brought his incredible skill and knowledge to bear for his clients in similar cases. He fights and he wins.
John Prior
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(309) 827-4300 1210 Towanda Ave. Suite 15
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
John Prior is a former elected State's Attorney and former Assistant State's Attorney in various counties. While a prosecutor, Mr. Prior was awarded a Department Special Award from the Illinois State Police for his work in prosecuting DUI cases. In 2004, Mr. Prior started his own law firm and has been practicing criminal defense ever since. He has won various awards, including being named the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. The Prior Law Firm's practice consists of 50% DUI & traffic, 25% drug sales/possession, and 25% violent crimes. Mr. Prior also helps...
Thomas R Siegel
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Monmouth, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(309) 734-8016 107 North Main Street
P.O. Box 590
Monmouth, IL 61462
Criminal, DUI, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
Steve Giacoletto
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Collinsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 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
Frank H Byers II
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 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...
Blaise R. Rogers
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Monmouth, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 734-1001 122 W Boston Ave
2nd Floor
Monmouth, IL 61462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Mr. Terry W. Dodds
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(309) 829-9300 624 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
The Dodds Law Office, PC, represents Illinois personal injury, Illinois workers compensation and Illinois auto accident claimants and counsels clients in the areas of criminal and family law. Terry is a native of the Bloomington-Normal area, having attended grade school and junior high in the Unit 5 School District. His mother and father also have strong ties to the Bloomington-Normal community, both having graduated from Illinois State University. Terry's Brother, Geoff Dodds, is also a licensed attorney in Illinois, currently acting as the City Attorney for the Village of Heyworth, IL. After graduating from Clinton Community High School in 1992, Terry obtained...
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...
Meagan K. Box
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Monmouth, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(309) 734-1001 122 W Boston Ave
2nd Floor
Monmouth, IL 61462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University School of Law
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 J. Reynolds
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(217) 428-0948 Erickson, Davis, Murphy, Johnson & Walsh, Ltd.
132 S Water St., Ste. 610
Decatur, IL 62523
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
Dan Reynolds tells bad jokes and finds humor in the antics of poorly-behaved dogs. Dan is a lawyer serving Macon County and surrounding areas. His primary areas of practice are DUI, criminal law, divorce and family law, civil litigation, and FOID appeals.
Bradley Bauer
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Litchfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 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
Louis Meyer
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(309) 713-3751 311 West Stratford
Peoria, IL 61614
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Louis J. Meyer, a partner with Meyer & Kiss, LLC, concentrates his practice in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. Mr. Meyer is also actively working with Medical Marijuana research and passage of legislation for Medical Marijuana. Prior to founding Meyer & Kiss, LLC Mr. Meyer was an associate with a Chicago law firm concentrating on Civil Rights. Mr. Meyer joined the Chicago law firm in November 2006, after graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Meyer was the first attorney to join the law firm and helped the firm grow its client base and reputation. During his...
Devin C. DiDominicus
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 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.
Joseph Michael Borsberry
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(309) 637-9000 411 Hamilton Blvd.
Suite 1510
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
DePaul College of Law
JOSEPH M. BORSBERRY of Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. of Peoria obtained his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University And has been practicing law for 23 years. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Joseph M. Borsberry concentrates his practice in criminal, juvenile, traffic and family law matters. He has lectured on Illinois...
John Stobbs
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Alton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(618) 462-8484 307 Henry St.
Alton, IL 62002
Criminal and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
Robert Elovitz
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 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.
Donald Knuckey Jr.
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East Peoria, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(309) 825-9485 4001 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Monica Hawkins
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(217) 422-2540 202 S Franklin Street
Suite 2
Decatur, IL 62523
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Christopher G. Leasor
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(309) 699-4691 316 SW Washington St., Suite 1A
MAXAM Building
Peoria, IL 61602
Criminal and DUI
University of Illinois College of Law
Jim Grimaldi
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Lincoln, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(217) 651-8089 303 S. Kickapoo St., Suite 3
Regions Bank Building, Second Floor
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal and DUI
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Jim Grimaldli is a criminal defense attorney representing clients with cases involving DUI, Felony Charges, Misdemeanor Charges, Traffic Tickets, Criminal Expungements, and Driver's License Reinstatement. Mr. Grimaldi practices in Logan, Sangamon, McLean, and Dewitt Counties.
Sherry Lawson-Weaver
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Galesburg, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(309) 344-6688 311 E Main St, Suite 306
Galesburg, IL 61401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Northern Illinois University
Charles M Miller
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(309) 874-4581 416 Main Street
Suite 723
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
Matthew Miller is an attorney dedicated to assisting individuals throughout Peoria with their various family law and criminal law matters. He recognizes that every individual is going through a situation that is unique to them, and he works to develop strategies that are tailored to fit each client’s specific needs and goals. Mr. Miller is recognized for the effective counsel and representation he provides, and even has an Avvo Rating of 9.5 Excellent. To learn more about working with Attorney Miller, be sure to contact the firm today.
Karen L Root
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Decatur, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 422-2540 136 W Washington Street
Decatur, IL 62522
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Clark A. Walker
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(309) 829-4045 318 W. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Over twenty four years of practice representing clients in a honest, ethical and direct approach. I will never promise you results which are unobtainable and communicate with you in a direct, straightforward manner.
Joshua Phillip Rinker
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Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
William B. Bates Jr.
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Lincoln, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(217) 735-1234 306 Clinton Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal, Business, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Drake University
Thomas Jackstadt
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Collinsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(618) 344-4875 2105 Vandalia St.
Suite 7
Collinsville, IL 62234
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Daniel R. Schattnik
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Wood River, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(618) 258-1800 3 South 6th Street
Wood River, IL 62095
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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.