Retain a team of former prosecutors to fight for you.
When you come to Johnson Law Group for help fighting criminal charges,
you can have confidence in our ability to effectively handle your case.
Our track record of success is due in large part to the fact that our
firm includes a team of former prosecutors and police officers who have
inside knowledge of how law enforcement agencies handle cases like yours.
We know where to look for mistakes in their case that can be exploited
to your advantage.
With almost 10 decades of combined experience, we are prepared to take
on even the most challenging cases. Follow the links below to learn about
some of the types of cases we handle most often, and then
contact us for a free case evaluation during which you can tell us your story and learn about your legal options
for defending against criminal charges.
Defense for the Following Criminal Charges
Even when a criminal defendant has been convicted on charges, it is still
possible to fight for a better outcome. By filing an appeal, it may be
possible to have the conviction overturned or to otherwise reduce the
severity of the sentence. An appeal is not a new trial, but rather a request
to have a higher court review the case to look for errors that may have
prejudiced the outcome against you.
The criminal penalties for possession, distribution, manufacture and trafficking
of drugs are substantial, and an arrest for a drug crime can have a devastating
impact on your life. Fortunately, it may be possible to beat the charges
by arguing that your rights were violated during the course of the investigation
or that you have been falsely accused.
Don't let an arrest for drinking and driving ruin your future! A charge
of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI)
is not merely a traffic offense; it is a crime. Penalties can include
fines, community service, imprisonment and a suspension of your driver's
license. You can fight a DUI case by challenging the validity of the evidence,
and it is often possible to win!
Whether you are facing aggravated charges based on the use of a firearm
in the commission of a crime or have been arrested for violating one of
Illinois' strict gun laws, you can come to us for help defending against
the allegations. We understand Illinois' laws and your rights and we can
work to have the charges reduced or dismissed.
The crime of killing another person is perhaps the most heinous charge
with which you can be targeted, and a conviction for murder could result
in a sentence of life in prison. In many cases, the defense's goal is
to have the charge reduced to manslaughter, but even this is a serious
crime with potentially life-changing penalties. We can fight for you.
Has your child been arrested for a crime? Don't hesitate to take action
to resolve the situation and to defend your child's future against the
possibility of lost academic and professional opportunities. We can defend
and advocate for your child to get your son or daughter out of the juvenile
justice system and help your family get life back to normal.
When you have learned that you are being investigated for a crime, it is
in your best interest to retain a criminal defense attorney who can represent
you with the authorities and help you avoid making statements and actions
that could serve to incriminate you. By taking defensive action now, you
may be able to resolve the situation without an arrest.
Sex crime allegations can often have a devastating effect on the life of
the suspect, even if the case does not proceed to a conviction. Accusations
of sex crimes tend to label a suspect as guilty before an investigation
and trial has been completed. We want to hear your side of the story in
a confidential consultation and we are ready to help you navigate this
stressful situation toward a favorable outcome.
Legal Help from our Peoria Criminal Lawyers
From the moment you first come into contact with the police through to
the completion of your case, it is nearly always in your best interests
to "plead the Fifth" by exercising your constitutional right
to remain silent. Investigators often try to compel a suspect to talk
by saying that it is required or that remaining silent will imply guilt,
but the fact is that you have a right to refuse to testify against yourself.
Furthermore, the fact that you choose to exercise this right cannot be
used as evidence against you. The police are already good enough at searching
for evidence and building their cases, and you shouldn't help them do
their work by agreeing to discuss the situation.
hire a Peoria criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to represent you with the authorities and fight to
defend your future!