Peoria Criminal Defense Attorney
Former Prosecutors on Your Side – Call (888) 714-5649 for Skilled Defense
When you have been arrested and charged with a crime, your future is at stake. Not only could you be fined and sent to jail or prison, but you could also end up with a criminal record that could follow you for years. You have too much at stake to take any chances with this situation. Come to Johnson Law Group for help from a team of former prosecutors who are known for fighting and winning. Our prosecution experience gives us a competitive edge in defending against a wide range of criminal charges, including:
With more than 50 years of combined experience, our Peoria criminal lawyers know how to get results both inside and outside of the courtroom, and we are ready to fight to defend your future!
About the Johnson Law Group
Mark Johnson has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only national organization that is composed of the top trial lawyers in the country. Only a select few attorneys from each state are offered membership, and invitations are based on their superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and profile as criminal defense trial lawyers. Furthermore, our attorneys are members of several cutting-edge national organizations, including:
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100
- American Bar Association
- American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - Ten Best in 2016
- National College of DUI Defense
- National Association for Justice
- Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Federal Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- National Board of Trial Advocacy
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Bar Foundation
In addition to these professional organizations, our firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
DUI Defense Attorneys in Peoria
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Peoria? While this may be one of the most common criminal violations on the records of Illinois, it still carries severe penalties that can cause lifelong complications. You must be willing to stand up for yourself, your rights, and your driving privilege's by fighting the charges as soon as they are filed against you. In Illinois State, you have only 90 days to contest the automatic suspension of your driver's license at an administrative hearing after being arrested for a DUI. Do not hesitate to make the first step in protecting your freedom of mobility.
At Johnson Law Group, our Peoria DUI lawyers are well-versed in all matters related to DUIs and the defense needed to challenge them. You can rely on us to take your case seriously and bring the full force of our legal prowess to your case.
Defense strategies that may work in your DUI case include:
- Unlawful stop: Why did the police pull you over in the first place? If they did not have a valid reason to suspect that you were intoxicated behind the wheel, any information and evidence they gathered due to their stop and arrest could be unlawful, and therefore inadmissible in court.
- Subjective decision: The results of a field sobriety test – and even a chemical test – can rely heavily, if not exclusively, on the opinion of the officers present. If you were locked up because you failed to stand on one leg for a minute, it cannot be considered proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you had truly committed a DUI.
Driver's License Reinstatement in Illinois
If you have already had your driver's license suspended or revoked in Illinois, you must request a reinstatement hearing to get it back. At the hearing, you will need to prove that you are a safe driver and that you deserve to have your license reinstated. If you cannot, the suspension will be extended. One of the key services our Peoria DUI attorneys offer is legal representation and support for people facing driver's license reinstatement hearings.
Aggressive Criminal Defense in Peoria, IL
We stand by our clients at every stage of their cases, handling every aspect of the situation from start to finish. You will be able to reach us for help at any time 24/7, and we will do everything we can to help you navigate your way back out of the criminal justice system. We make use of extensive resources in preparing our clients' cases, including working with former law enforcement officers to investigate the evidence and use our independent analysis to build an effective strategy for defense.
When you first meet with us for your free, confidential consultation, we take the time to review your case and determine whether it is "beatable." If we decide that it can be beat, then it will be beat. Your Peoria criminal defense attorney and the case manager assigned to you also can immediately begin looking for ways to help you avoid the serious consequences you face.
How Our Peoria Criminal Attorneys Fight for Our Clients
At the outset of the case, we understand you are most likely already feeling like the odds are against you since the police have already been working on their investigation and turned the matter over to the prosecutor. We work to level the playing field by identifying the prosecutor assigned to your case and working to negotiate a favorable outcome so that you can put this situation behind you as quickly as possible. In the event that a case dismissal or reduction in the charges is not possible, however, we will not hesitate to fight for you in a full jury trial.
With our experience as police officers and prosecutors, we know what law enforcement officers are supposed to do, and what they're not supposed to do, and we use this insight to find weaknesses in the case that can be exploited to your advantage. Learn more about how we can help you by contacting us now for a
free case evaluation!
Visit our Peoria office location!
456 Fulton Street #210
Peoria, Illinois 61602
We are proud to serve the residents of Peoria, Pekin, Eureka, Galesburg and all throughout Knox, Woodford and Tazewell counties with their criminal defense needs.