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IllinoisCriminal Defense Lawyers in Charleston, Illinois

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Illinois, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Illinois should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Jeremy J Richey

Jeremy J Richey
1505 18th Street Suite 2
Charleston, IL 61920
Licensed for 15 years, Jeremy J Richey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lou J Viverito

Lou J Viverito
Taylor Law Offices
PO Box 668
Effingham, IL 62401
Lou J Viverito is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Bradford Totten

William Bradford Totten
Totten Law Office LLC
200 S 3Rd St Suite 4
Effingham, IL 62401
William Bradford Totten is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Walter Brooks Lookofsky

Walter Brooks Lookofsky
Walter B. Lookofsky, Attorney at Law
151 S Morgan ST
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Walter Brooks Lookofsky is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen Racster Ryan

Stephen Racster Ryan
Ryan. Bennett & Radloff
Po Box 629 300 Richmond Ave E
Mattoon, IL 61938
Stephen Racster Ryan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

IADCL seeks to preserve fairness in the criminal justice system and to educate the public and attorneys.


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