Criminal Attorneys Defending Clients Across All Counties in Illinois
Any legal issue can produce a great amount of stress for the individual and loved ones involved. It should go without saying though, that criminal defense cases are often the most stressful. Depending on the severity of your charges, your freedom could potentially be at stake. Know that feelings of fear and worry are normal. Many things in life unfortunately remain out of our control. One thing we can control though is how we respond and move forward.
What should I do if I’ve been arrested by police in Illinois?
The best and most effective way to navigate an arrest by law enforcement in Southern Illinois, is by seeking criminal lawyers who can help you avoid jail time. Based in Madison County, IL, the Johnston Law Offices are led by Patrick Johnston, a criminal defense lawyer and former assistant state’s attorney with over 33 years of experience. Though no client is the same, he truly believes that every client deserves the same level of exceptional service and overall respect.
No matter your background, situation, or what charges you may be facing, you still have undeniable constitutional rights as a citizen of the United States of America. Under his guidance, our criminal defense attorneys are able to offer clients a skilled defense that focuses on getting the best results possible. Mr. Johnston firmly stands on the principle that knowledge is power, and makes himself available to clients so that they can feel as confident as he does throughout the process beginning from the initial consultation, leading up to trial.
Misdemeanor and Felony Crime Defense
Our criminal defense law firm is available to represent you in both misdemeanor and felony crime cases including:
DUI/DWI: Illinois has some of the toughest DUI/DWI laws in the country. Whether this is your first offense, or you are a repeat offender, our Madison County DUI/DWI attorneys are dedicated to reducing or eliminating the consequences as much as possible. In certain cases, young drivers can also face underage drinking charges in addition to a DUI arrest.
Drug crimes: Our firm is able to handle both misdemeanor and felony drug crimes, including possession, prescription drug crimes, sale and distribution, trafficking, and others.
Fraud and forgery: Were you caught writing bad checks? Are you under investigation for fraud? Contact us today to get started on your defense.
Theft and burglary: We offer skilled defense for people charged with retail theft and burglary. Our goal is to improve our clients’ situations by minimizing the penalties as much as possible.
Assault: Aggravated battery and assault is a felony offense that may result in prison time. We will protect your rights throughout the criminal process.
We believe in providing personal attention to all of our clients, whatever their criminal charge. When you choose us for representation, an experienced lawyer will personally handle your case. We will keep you updated on the process. If you have questions or concerns, we will be just a phone call away, ready to address them.