Madison County Criminal Law Attorneys
The Constitution affords you certain rights. One of those is the right to an attorney. And if you are facing a criminal charge, your lawyer may become the most important person in your life. As such, you want to make sure that person is somebody who knows criminal defense inside and out; who knows how to analyze evidence, conduct independent investigations, work with a jury, look for holes in the prosecution's case and, ultimately, get you a successful outcome.
If you need sound, aggressive criminal defense, call the Edwardsville, Illinois, Polinske & Associates, P.C. at 618-505-4213 (877-632-3089 toll-free). Brian Polinske knows the system and has the skills to mount an effective defense.
Every Criminal Charge Has Potential Consequences
Of course, the most serious violent crimes, such as homicide, carry the possibility of the most severe punishment — but even a speeding ticket or traffic offense can mean a stiff fine and license suspension. Attorneys are trained to know the law. Experienced attorneys also know the nuances of the court system. No matter what the charge, it is in your best interest to get legal guidance from accomplished criminal defense lawyers for charges of:
- DUI / Reckless Homicide: Penalties may include imprisonment for up to 14 years for a DUI-related death
- Traffic Violations: Yes, you could not only lose your driving privileges, but could also face up to 10 days in jail
- White Collar Crime: Certain of these can be federal offenses that are comparatively harder to defend and carry more severe penalties
- Drug possession / Sales: Depending on how much, what and where, penalties vary — but your job could also be jeopardized
- Domestic Battery: If there's a report and the police show up, you will be arrested
- Child Pornography: Mandatory 10-year sex offender registration if you are convicted
- Sexual Assault: Worst-case scenario includes imprisonment and lifetime sex offender registration
- Weapons Charges: Even a misdemeanor UWW (unlawful use of a weapon) charge can be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine
- Violent Crimes: The most serious penalty for the most serious crimes — a lifetime in prison
- Violation of Order of Protection
- Disorderly Conduct
- Bond Reductions / Bond Assignments
- SIUE Students
- Cannabis Trafficking
What Are You Waiting For?
If you need skilled legal help from a veteran team of trial attorneys, contact us by e-mail or call us at 618-505-4213 (877-632-3089 toll-free). A free initial consultation is available when and where you need it.
November 2012 - We had filed a motion to suppress all of the evidence seized against my client who was charged wtih Class X Methamphetamine Production. The issue was whether the investigating officers unconstitutionally searched his home. We won the motion at the trial court level. The State appealled the issue twice and lost both times. My client's case will be dismissed as the State has no evidence against him after the judge's ruling.
July 2012 - Felony Heroin Trafficking Bond Reduction - Madison County - Mr. Jordan was charged with trafficking heroin across the State line. If he is convicted on the charge he will be sentenced from 8-30 years in prison. The bond set in this case was $150,000. We were able to argue for a reduction to 5K. He is out and we are vigorously preparing his defense.
July 2012 - Felony Burglary - Four of my clients were charged separately with Burglary and we were able to negotiate dispositions whereby the charges will be reduced to misdemeanors after a short term of probation.
July 2012 - Speeding in a Construction Zone - St. Clair County - Two of my clients were charged for speeding in a construction zone. Both were charged via automated citation. We were able to obtain dismissals of both citations due to the failure by the ISP to comply with applicable supreme court rules.
July 2012 - Domestic Battery - Ms. Thompson was charged with two charges. We presented evidence to the prosecution that resulted in her charges being fully dismissed.
July 2012 - Domestic Battery - Ms. McDaniel was charged after the police were called to her residence. She had physical injuries to her body as did her boyfriend. We were able to obtain a full dismissal of the charge against her. She is not pursuing an expungement of the arrest with the assistance of our office. Madison County.
July 2012 - Cannabis Trafficking - I was able to obtain a substantial bond reduction for a Texas client of mine charged with trafficking. His bond was reduced by agreement to $10,000 cash from $250,000.
Brian Polinske is the contributing author to this content.