Find Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you have been arrested or accused of a crime, we understand that it's a stressful time for you. Fear, anxiety and an uncertainty about the future are common reactions. No one wants to get caught up in the criminal justice system.
Know that we take your situation seriously. Our job is to recommend an experienced and successful criminal defense attorney to help you and give you confidence that you will be protected. There are thousands of lawyers on the Internet, and many of them will send you unsolicited letters trying to get you to hire them. It's hard to figure out whom to trust. That is why people come to us.
illinoislawyers.com was founded in 2001 with the goal of finding you the right firm for your case. We have helped hundreds of thousands of people with their Illinois legal matter. We are unique because we are attorneys ourselves. Nobody pays us to recommend them. Instead we suggest the same attorneys we'd refer family members or friends to if they got in trouble. This is why we have a track record of success and have literally had thousands of arrests thrown out.
Every defense attorney we recommend has years of experience protecting defendants in Illinois. Each has an impressive background and is highly respected in the legal community. All of these attorneys handle their own cases rather than passing them off on a new and inexperienced associate. Many are former prosecutors, and others have enough experience that they know how to think like a prosecutor, and can identify weaknesses in the case against you.
There are many factors we consider before telling you who we think you should hire. We look at experience, location, reputation, personality, past success, and anything else that you tell us is important to you. This does not guarantee a result, but gives you the best chance of getting the best result possible. Whatever you do, even if you are guilty, don't just go to court and plead guilty. An experienced attorney can minimize your punishment and often get the prosecutors to drop charges.
If you are arrested, the number one piece of advice we can give you is to keep your mouth closed. You have a right to remain silent and you should. Even if a detective says they just want to talk, if you do that then you are really playing with fire. It doesn't make you look guilty if you have an attorney there on your behalf speaking for you. It just makes you look smart. I assure you that any police officer or prosecutor would do the same if they were in your shoes. In fact, we have helped many cops figure out who is best to hire when they or a family member have gotten in trouble.
The following links provide specific information about some areas of Illinois criminal law. Please let us know if you have questions. We help with any type of criminal situation in Illinois, not just the ones discussed below.
- Cook County Criminal Districts
- Criminal Law 101 in Illinois
- Expungement and Record Sealing FAQs
- Expungement and Record Sealing in Illinois
- Fighting an Order of Protection
- What makes a great Illinois criminal defense lawyer?
Bottom line is that we have a real record of success in helping people who have been arrested in Illinois. We get that your life is on the line and that if you can't get convicted or do jail time. We help you avoid that and protect you. If you would like a referral to an Illinois criminal defense attorney, please contact us. It's completely free and confidential.