Peoria, Illinois Criminal Defense Overview

Attorney at trialThe thought of losing your freedom is terrifying. Concerns are increased even further once one realizes the full ramifications of a criminal case. Being convicted can mean incarceration, financial fines, a permanent record, disqualification from employment, and possibly the loss of the right to bear arms. If you face criminal charges then it is important that you contact qualified counsel immediately as your future is at risk.  As a Peoria, Illinois criminal defense attorney, I defend the rights of the accused and have done so for over twenty years. Contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

Peoria attorney defending Illinois residents against misdemeanors, felonies, federal charges, and more

There are many types of criminal cases. While punishments vary in severity it is important to understand the gravity of being charged with a crime. Many people do not realize that their situation is a “big deal” until it is too late. Common matters which defendants face include:

Such matters may involve a jail sentence or, if elevated to an extended term, a sixty year prison sentence. Retaining a lawyer can help to ensure that your rights are protected and that your future is not unnecessarily harmed.

I am a Peoria criminal defense attorney defending the rights of those accused in Illinois. I will use your initial consultation to hear your side of the story, to gain an understanding of the situation, and to help you know what to expect as your case moves forward. I handle all matters in the office personally – this means that you will be dealing with your lawyer and not an associate or paralegal. I draft my  own legal pleadings and provide personalized service in each case. As a former prosecutor, I know what to expect from the system and this experience will be put to work on your behalf. If you need to speak with a lawyer then contact my office today for a consultation.

In addition to Peoria, I service the cities of Bloomington,  Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I handle cases in the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.

Peoria criminal attorney staying in regular communication with his clients

Many who retain an attorney are frustrated when they cannot get a hold of their counsel. My  goal is for those who I represent to never feel such frustration. I regularly provide clients with my cell phone number, can be reached via text message, and I make myself available to answer any questions you may have. My firm understands that this is a trying time in your life and our focus on communication is aimed towards helping you to navigate the process. I believe that everyone is entitled to respect and take this approach in each and every case I handle.