Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
For 20 years we have gladly provided legal defense to many students of SIUE. As SIUE has its own police department and has overlapping jurisdiction with Edwardsville Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Department, and Illinois State Police there are many different ways in which a student can be charged with a criminal offense. DUIs and possession of cannabis are a very common charge against SIUE students.
Obviously, students at SIUE are pursuing a professional career. Accordingly, we strive to keep their criminal history completely clean from any conviction. A single criminal conviction can ruin a professional's career. Such a conviction will prevent a professional from becoming bonded, hired by many federal governmental bodies, prevent armed forces service, and can prevent any career requiring any security clearance level. We have been very successful keeping DUIs and criminal charges off of SIUE students' criminal histories. Expungement where available keeps the arrest from appearing on a general criminal history check.
Minor Consumption and Possession of Alcohol are common against SIUE students. We have used all means available to keep these charges from our clients' records. Many times we can obtain dismissals of those charges.
Experienced Edwardsville Defense Lawyers
We have successfully represented students on charges from felonies to traffic tickets, and everything in between. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.
April 2011 - Our client was charged with retail theft from a local grocery store. Despite videotape evidence depicting the theft, we were able to negotiate a full dismissal of the case.
September 2011- My client faced battery charges stemming from an incident with another student wherein she had allegedly scuffled with the other woman inside a car. We filed a motion to dismiss based upon jurisdiction/venue. The witnesses corroborated her version and we were able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case. She was charged via Illinois State Police from a Madison County Battery charge. As a full dismissal was entered she paid no fines or costs. We anticipate filing a petition to expunge her arrest for that offense.
Brian Polinske is the contributing author to this content.