Decatur Criminal Defense Attorney
Choose a Team of Former Prosecutors
At Johnson Law Group, we are proud to serve clients throughout Illinois in even the most difficult cases. Our team has more than 50 years of combined experience. We assist clients through a variety of cases and have earned a reputation of providing high-quality representation. Our attorneys have a background as
former prosecutors, a fact that gives us a competitive edge in criminal defense as we know how the other side is approaching the case. Our experience includes defending individuals in complex cases, including:
Whatever the nature of your case, do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential consultation and to begin working on a strategy for your defense.
We Fight to Defend Our Clients' Rights
At Johnson Law Group, we fight for our clients in an aggressive manner to obtain favorable verdicts. When it comes to defending clients against either misdemeanor or felony charges, we can do everything possible to see that you are not found guilty. Through a
free case evaluation, we can discuss the most effective defense strategy to use for your specific case. We know that no two cases are the same. We thoroughly handle every aspect of a case from start to finish. Each of our clients is provided with full access to the attorneys at the firm. When you retain our firm, we provide you with confidence in the defense strategy chosen and explain each element of the legal process to you. No matter what, we can fight hard for you.
As a client of Johnson Law Group, you will be given the ability to contact the case manager assigned to your case at any time of the day. During the pre-file investigation phase of your case, our firm can be by your side to develop a proactive defense. Every criminal defense strategy will require a focus on the unique aspects of an individual's case and situation. We handle all types of cases, from beginning to end. Whether you have been charged with a weapons offense or theft crime, you can have confidence in our defense preparation. We have the ability to thoroughly investigate and analyze your case so that we can prepare a strong defense to counter all evidence against you.
Set Yourself Up for Success Against DUI Charges
Our Decatur DUI attorneys have virtually seen it all when it comes to driving under the influence cases in Illinois. If you have been arrested for this serious criminal violation, be sure to come to our law firm for the reliable legal defense that you would expect from such an eclectic group of high-caliber lawyers. No matter the circumstances surrounding your arrest, there will be no surprises that can take us off center or catch us off guard. We are ready to fight for your rights, from the first day of your case investigation to the final day of your potential trial.
Consider these consequences for a DUI conviction in Illinois:
- Fines: For just a first offense DUI in Illinois, you could have to give the state up to $2,500. This is much higher than most other state laws, indicating how seriously Illinois takes DUI offenses.
- Jail time: You may be put behind bars in a county or state jailhouse for up to a year for your first or second DUI conviction. Anything beyond the second DUI will likely lock you up for around 7 years.
- License suspension: The Illinois Department of Motor Vehicle can use its discretion to suspend your license for years at a time, but it is required to at least suspend it for one full year after a first DUI.
- Ignition interlock device: You will be required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle, and you have to pay the monthly upkeep for it. Expect the IID to be on your steering wheel for at least a year.
You do not want to be subjected to any of the aforementioned penalties, as they will assuredly damage your finances, freedom of mobility, and future stability. If you have been convicted in the past and lost your license, our Decatur DUI lawyers know what to do to have your driver's license reinstated with as little trouble as possible. Get a free consultation today and we can tell you more about our legal strategies.
Don't Plead Guilty Without a Fight
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense, it is important to know the impact that a conviction can have on your life. Do not settle for a guilty plea, but instead, allow us to prepare a strong defense on your behalf. The penalties for a criminal conviction are very serious. They can include jail time, job loss, a lasting criminal record, and deportation for non-U.S. citizens. At Johnson Law Group, we can determine the validity of your case and its chance of being dismissed. Our firm provides honest answers to your questions and can keep you updated throughout the process. We begin by performing "damage control" on behalf of our clients immediately, especially in cases involving drug crimes, sexual offenses, or driving under the influence. We can immediately begin fighting for your rights, so call today!
With our experience and the awards that we have obtained, our firm has the skills to help you through each stage of your case. We have been selected to be in the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers® by the National Trial Lawyers®, which is an invitation-only national organization composed of America's Top Trial Lawyers®. Membership is extended to those who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, influence, stature, and reputation as criminal defense trial attorneys. Our attorneys also have many other outstanding memberships in national organizations, such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and several bar associations.
Contact our firm today to find out how we can help you today!