Benefits of Hiring Us

Benefits of Hiring the Johnson Law Group

Put a Fighter in Your Corner

As former police officers and prosecutors, we have a unique advantage in representing people who have been accused or are under investigation for a crime. Our Peoria criminal lawyers have inside knowledge of what law enforcement officers are supposed to do, and just as importantly, what they are not supposed to do. Moreover, we know what steps prosecutors are going to take behind closed doors even before they take action, and we can often anticipate the strategies that will be used against our clients. This unique background has made it possible for our attorneys to achieve consistently excellent case results on behalf of our clients. When you come to Johnson Law Group for help, you can have confidence in our ability to effectively handle your charges and to fight to protect your future.

How Our Law Enforcement Experience Works for You

As soon as a new case is brought to us, we recognize that the odds are already against our client: The police have been working to gather evidence, and the prosecutor has begun building the case against our client. We take immediate action to level the playing field by using legal discovery to obtain the evidence in the case so that we can see what the prosecutor knows about the case, as well as what he or she doesn't know. Remember, you are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, so by exploiting weaknesses in the evidence against you, we may be able to have the charges dismissed or to exonerate you. We also know how to look for investigative mistakes that could jeopardize the case, such as if the police violated your right against unreasonable search and seizure during an investigation of a drug offense or driving under the influence.

Even if the prosecutor's evidence makes it impossible to secure a dismissal or acquittal, our experience in prosecution can still serve to help you achieve a far better outcome to the case than would otherwise be available. The first plea bargain offer is usually not the best one that the prosecutor can give, and that it often takes considerable pressure to get the prosecutor to agree to a deal that truly works in the favor of the defendant. We understand, however, how prosecutors in the local courts prioritize cases and decide which ones they want to take to trial, and we know when to push for a better arrangement for our client. In many cases, we are able to negotiate to have a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor or to help our client avoid time in jail or prison through an alternative sentencing program. There is no way to guarantee results in any situation, but we encourage you to contact us now for a free case evaluation so that we can share our professional insight and give you an unbiased opinion of your legal options.