Washington, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

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...
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.
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...
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
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.
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
Oglesby, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 883-4102 170 E Walnut St
Oglesby, IL 61348
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Peru, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 224-4700 1200 38th St
Peru, IL 61354
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DUI
Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(309) 829-4045 120 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Lincoln, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 735-1000 427 Pulaski St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Peru, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
925 Shooting Park Rd
Peru, IL 61354
Criminal, DUI, Maritime and Personal Injury
Farmington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 245-2474 165 E Fort St
Farmington, IL 61531
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Pontiac, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 842-2803 402 N Plum St
Pontiac, IL 61764
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Canton, IL Criminal Law Attorney
122 N Avenue A
Canton, IL 61520
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 820-9599 301 S Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal and DUI
Lincoln, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
207 S McLean St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(309) 820-7420 117 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Kewanee, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(309) 852-0606 211 W 1st St
Kewanee, IL 61443
Criminal and DUI
Lincoln, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 735-2939 419 Pulaski St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Bloomington, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(217) 429-3030 201 W Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Kewanee, IL Criminal Law Attorney
101 N Tremont St
Kewanee, IL 61443
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Havana, 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
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Motta II is the Managing Partner at Motta & Motta LLC. He concentrates his law practice in criminal defense, DUI, divorce & family law. Robert was named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community for his unparalleled pre-trial and trial strategies.
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....
Alison Motta
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Aurora, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Free ConsultationCriminal and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Alison has been named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community as an aggressive and passionate litigator who fights rigorously to protect the rights of her clients. Call today for a free, no obligation case evaluation.
David Lee
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Aurora, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 796-7699 2000 W Galena Blvd,
Suite 202
Aurora, IL 60506
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
I have been a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois since 2003. I began my legal career as a an Assistant State's Attorney in the County of Kendall, State of Illinois. In 2007 I opened my private practice and have successfully represented hundreds of clients in matters ranging from criminal defense to various family law issues, including divorce. I have a unique perspective in criminal defense from my experience in criminal prosecution. I believe that in order to successfully represent client's in criminal and family law matters one must know what the available options are, have a very thorough...
Cosmo J. Tedone
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Plainfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Gus Kostopoulos
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Naperville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(630) 556-1814 608 S. Washington Street
Suite 58
Naperville, IL 60540
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
DePaul University
Gus Kostopoulos is a former prosecutor with over 18 years experience successfully handling criminal defense matters.
Wayne Johnson
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Joliet, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(815) 723-8800 15 W Jefferson St
Ste 100
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Wayne Johnson is a partner at Johnson & Johnson, Ltd. He has been practicing law for over 35 years, and his practice focuses primarily on family law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, estate law, and real estate matters. He has conducted numerous trials and court hearings involving large marital estates and complex child custody issues.
John S. Fotopoulos
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Joliet, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(815) 373-5100 58 N. Chicago Street
7th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
John Marshall Law School
John S. Fotopoulos, former Cook County judge serving at the Daley Center in Chicago, established his law firm on two simple firm principals: to have competitive rates allowing everyone to afford the advice they need and to have legal counsel that is always available for clients.

John takes immense pride in his work, fulfilling a great deal of credits in continuing education seminars to ensure compliance and competency. In addition, his countless hours of legal research ensures that he stays ahead of the competition and is fully educated to take care of clients' legal needs. John's practice ensures that you are...
Juan Ooink
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Bolingbrook, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(773) 720-9736 1947 Barrington Ave
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and IP
DePaul College of Law
Criminal defense attorney practicing in Will, Du Page, Cook, Kane, Kendall and surrounding areas handling matter from minor traffic tickets, DUIs, domestic battery, drugs cases, sex cases and all misdemeanors and felonies.
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...
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...
Marilyn  Johnson
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Joliet, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 40 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...
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.
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
Patricia Magana
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Naperville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 448-2001 1555 Bond Street
Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Ms. Magaña has extensive experience in criminal defense, including traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses. Additionally, she represents individuals in formal and informal hearings before the Secretary of State's Office.

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.
Daniel Walsh
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Joliet, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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.
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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.