Peoria County, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Brendan Bukalski
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McLean County, 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.
Douglas B Johnson
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McLean County, 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...
Mr. Terry W. Dodds
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McLean County, 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...
Sherry Lawson-Weaver
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Knox County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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
Kevin Sanborn
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McLean County, 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.
Jim Grimaldi
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Logan County, 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.
William B. Bates Jr.
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Logan County, 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
Joshua Phillip Rinker
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McLean County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Clark A. Walker
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McLean County, 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.
Logan County, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 735-1000 427 Pulaski St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
McLean County, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(309) 829-4045 120 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Menard County, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(217) 632-2282 101 W Douglas St
Petersburg, IL 62675
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Henry County, IL Criminal Law Attorney
101 N Tremont St
Kewanee, IL 61443
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Knox County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
161 S Cherry St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Criminal and Bankruptcy
Logan County, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 735-2939 419 Pulaski St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
McLean County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 820-9599 301 S Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal and DUI
McLean County, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 429-3030 201 W Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
McLean County, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(309) 820-7420 117 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Knox County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 335-7878 153 E Main St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Fulton County, IL Criminal Law Attorney
122 N Avenue A
Canton, IL 61520
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Logan County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
207 S McLean St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Menard County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(217) 632-2612 120 East Jackson Street
Petersburg, IL 62675-1563
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Henry County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 852-0606 211 W 1st St
Kewanee, IL 61443
Criminal and DUI
Mason County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(309) 543-4212 208 N Broadway St
Havana, IL 62644-1204
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Evan Bruno
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Champaign County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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...
Sara Vig
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Sangamon County, 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....
Cosmo J. Tedone
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(815) 733-5350 15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Prior to forming the law firm, Tedone & Morton, P.C., he was the senior associate with Chuck Bretz and Associates, P.C. for eight years along with experience as an Assistant Will County Public Defender & private practice in the area of insurance defense and general civil litigation. He was involved with several appeals that resulted in three murder convictions being overturned in 2011.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Tedone's current practice emphasizes in criminal defense (DUI, Suspended Driver Licenses, Drugs, Domestic Battery, Homicide and Appeals), personal injury, and Secretary of State Hearings, representing a wide variety of clientele. He...
Gregory W. Sronce
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Sangamon County, 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...
Daniel Walsh
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(815) 409-7357 58 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
I am a life long Will County Resident and former Will County Prosecutor. I was involved in some of the highest profile cases in Will County, including cases that were featured on national television.
Marilyn  Johnson
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(815) 723-8800 15 W Jefferson St
Ste 100
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Marilyn Johnson is a partner at Johnson & Johnson, Ltd. She has been practicing law for over 30 years, concentrating in the areas of divorce, custody, support, and visitation. She has conducted numerous trials and hearings involving large marital estates and complex child custody issues. Prior to practicing law, Marilyn Johnson was a special education teacher who worked with children with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral problems. Her vast experience as a lawyer, teacher, and mother has enabled her to acquire a deep, compassionate understanding of the family unit, which has enabled her to counsel clients through the most...
Eric Blatti
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(815) 744-2500 54 N. Ottawa St
Suite 270
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Eric J. Blatti was born in the Joliet area and has since remained closely connected with the local community. After graduating from Joliet Township High School, he received his Associate’s Degree in Arts from Joliet Junior College. He continued his education and graduated cum laude from Lewis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Eric then attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI., where he earned his way onto the Dean’s List and was awarded his Juris Doctor in January of 2008. Eric began interning for the Will County Public Defender’s Office in April of 2007....
Lauren Ann Anaya
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Champaign County, 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...
D. Peter Wise
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Sangamon County, 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
Todd J. Polito
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Criminal, Family, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and Northern Illinois University
Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, Todd has been surrounded by legal role models his entire life. His father, the Honorable Joseph C. Polito (retired) built a highly successful legal practice in Will County before being appointed as an Associate Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, which gave Todd the opportunity to regularly interact with many of his father’s colleagues and fueled his passion for the legal profession at a young age.

Todd served in the United States Navy for four years, earning the prestigious Naval Achievement medal before being honorably discharged. Upon returning to civilian life, Todd built...
Thomas Bruno
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Champaign County, 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.
Bill Vig
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Sangamon County, 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...
Colby G. Hathaway
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Champaign County, 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...
Jack L Zaremba
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(815) 740-4025 26 E. Clinton Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
At the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and achieving the best outcome on your case, quickly and efficiently. As a former Will County prosecutor, I have the courtroom trial experience you can count on. I have tried criminal cases ranging from a speeding ticket to first degree murder, and if you have been charged with a criminal offense, you want an attorney who knows your case from the prosecutor perspective. I know their strategy and the techniques to counter them. Don't delay. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, contact the...
Steven C. Haney
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(815) 723-5600 58 East Clinton St., 5th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
Former Will County prosecutor with over 25 years experience within the Will County court system. Past chairman of the criminal law committee of the Will County Bar Association. Capital litigation lead counsel certified by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Rina Infelise
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Will County, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 582-4901 58 N. Chicago Street
7th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Family and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
Rina Infelise is currently a partner at Rohde and Infelise, PC where she practices in all areas of Criminal law, traffic offenses, domestic violence and orders of protection. Additionally, Rina defends parties that are the subject of Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigations. and abuse and neglect proceedings.
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Peoria County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
(309) 674-9831
Peoria, IL


West Central Illinois Legal Assistance
(309) 343-2141
Galesburg, IL

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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.