Pittsfield Criminal Lawyers

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Tyler Scott Phillips
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Quincy, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(217) 214-2757 811 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tyler Phillips began his legal career as solo practitioner following graduation from the St. Louis University School of Law in 2012. Thereafter, Tyler joined a law firm in Quincy, Illinois and engaged in a diverse area of practice including divorce, domestic relations, real estate, estate planning, criminal defense, and civil litigation, in both Illinois and Missouri. Tyler joined the firm of Hauk and Owens in 2016 where he continues to practice in both Illinois and Missouri. Tyler was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois, where he graduated from Quincy Notre Dame before traveling to St. Louis for his undergraduate...
Ryan Parker
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Quincy, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(217) 214-2757 811 Maine St.
Quincy, IL 62301
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
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...
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 12 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....
Maureen Williams
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(309) 999-1177 416 Main Street, Ste. 829
Peoria, IL 61602
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
We help the accused by listening, protecting, preparing and caring.

Since 1993, where the Law Offices of Maureen Williams started in Minneapolis, we have devoted our practice to only criminal defense. You will be asked to be a part of our team, as no one knows the facts better than you. Together we will gather all the evidence, hidden and apparent, the forgotten, and your discoveries. We will not pressure you to plead guilty, and we will brainstorm together to figure out the best course of action: trial or no trial.

Allow us the opportunity to listen to you, work...
Jerry A Tuffentsamer
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(309) 839-8049 1022 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61606-1956
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University School of Law and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
native of central Illinois, Attorney, Jerry A. Tuffentsamer, was raised in the local small community of Manito, Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Jerry worked for several years in the central Illinois as union construction laborer out of the Laborers’ International Union, Local 231. As a union laborer, Jerry worked several years for a local commercial concrete and masonry company.

Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies/Pre-law from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Jerry then received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Jerry was a member of...
Jeffrey Ryan Hall
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(309) 699-4691 316 SW Washington St.
Suite 1A
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeffrey R. Hall has practiced law since 2004, concentrating in the area of Criminal Law, DUI/DWI and Traffic Law. He began working as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Tazewell County, IL. Prior to that service, Mr. Hall worked as an intern/clerk at the venerable law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC where he handled matters in Real Estate and Business. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Mr. Hall prosecuted in the traffic and misdemeanor divisions, as well as the Felony Traffic Division. Mr. Hall gained experience as an aggressive trial attorney winning most of his...
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.
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.
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...
Mr. John Martin Delaney Jr
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East Alton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 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...
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.
Christopher S. McCall
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Peoria, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(309) 673-1200 1225 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Christopher S. McCall is a Peoria criminal defense lawyer who has dealt with a wide variety of criminal charges and is equipped and qualified to take on your case and support you at this time. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his undergraduate degree. From there, he went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at the University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign. He has dealt with all kinds of cases and accusations, and his experience can of great benefit to you at this time. Prior to opening McCall Law Offices, he worked...
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...
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Gregory W. Sronce
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
William K. Gullberg Jr.
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Monmouth, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(309) 734-1001 122 W Boston Ave
2nd Floor
Monmouth, IL 61462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Bill Gullberg is an experienced litigator in a range of legal matters. In addition to being licensed to practice law in Illinois, Bill is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the federal district bar of the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois. The difference Bill brings to the case is a passion for representing the rights, freedom, and property of his clients. Experience and professionalism is one thing - experience and professionalism with a true passion and focus for achieving a just and...
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....
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Kyle J. Worby
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Monmouth, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(309) 734-1001 122 W Boston Ave
2nd Floor
Monmouth, IL 61462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Barbara L Sherer
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(618) 692-6656 517 Saint Louis Street
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...
Gary W. Wangler
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Belleville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 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...
Susan L. Stambaugh
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Macomb, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(309) 837-1000 Contact by Phone - No emails please.
Macomb, IL 61455
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University School of Law and Western Illinois University
Call (309) 837-1000. Susan L. Stambaugh is the only private practice criminal law attorney in Macomb, Illinois and the surrounding area who caters exclusively to WIU students. Her current clientele consists of about 98% WIU student criminal law, DUI, traffic and city ordinance violations cases. She has been a practicing attorney in Macomb, Illinois for over 12 years. Call (309) 837-1000 Mailing address: P.O. Box 707 Macomb, IL 61455-0707
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
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
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Employment, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
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
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
Nathaniel Elmore
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Nathaniel A. Elmore was born in Granite City, Illinois. He received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014. After graduating from SIU Law he clerked for the Williamson County Public Defender’s Office, where he assisted in all stages of murder, felony, and misdemeanor trial practice, gaining invaluable courtroom experience.

After leaving the public defender’s office Nathaniel returned to Madison County, Illinois, and began working with a Family Law focused firm. There he became accustomed to high asset divorce and complex litigation, handling cases such as divorce, custody, visitation, child support, the division of assets, and guardianship...
Kelley V. Zuber
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Lebanon, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 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.
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
Jennie Simons
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O'Fallon, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(618) 277-5500 1405 Green Mount Rd.
Ste. 400
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Criminal, Asbestos, DUI and Insurance Defense
Florida Coastal School of Law
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...
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.
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.
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...
Blaise R. Rogers
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Monmouth, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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
Todd M. Goebel
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
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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.