Criminal Defense

The Illinois criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Lex A. Johnson & Associates help people throughout Chicago and the south suburbs who have been arrested and charged with any type of crime, from infractions and misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. As a former prosecutor and experienced defense attorney, Lex Johnson and associates have handled hundreds of cases before judge and jury across the spectrum of criminal law, including:

  • Traffic Offenses – Traffic Violations, Suspended/Revoked Licenses
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Drug Offenses – Possession, Cultivation or Manufacturing, Distribution, Drug Trafficking
  • Financial and White Collar Crimes – Identify Theft, Insurance Claims Fraud, Money Laundering
  • Property Crimes – Auto Theft, Burglary, Credit Card Theft
  • Violent Crime – Assault & Battery, Sexual Assaults, Spousal Abuse, Armed Robbery
  • Homicides – Murder, Felony Murder, Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapon Offenses – Gun Cases, Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon
  • Expungements

Effective Criminal Defense Representation at Every Step of the Way

At every stage of a criminal prosecution, it is crucial to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who you can talk to and who can speak for you. The things you say or don’t say, rights you keep and rights you waive, and the decisions you make can mean the difference between a dismissal of charges or a vigorous prosecution, a favorable plea bargain or a difficult trial, or a verdict of not guilty versus a verdict of guilty.

We are with you every step of the way, from pre-indictment investigations to bond hearings, preliminary hearings and probable cause hearings, to pre-trial motions, trial, post-trial motions and sentencing hearings. We are successful appellate lawyers as well and can prepare and present briefs and oral arguments in a direct appeal or other post-conviction relief, such as habeas corpus.

Experienced Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers

Based on our knowledge of the law and legal procedure and the facts in your particular case, we are able to advise you on your rights and options, so that you can make an informed decision and assist in your own defense. Through a detailed investigation and thorough case preparation, we are well-positioned to present all available defenses and challenge the prosecution’s case with an eye toward obtaining a case dismissal, not guilty verdict or judgment of acquittal.

The support of family and friends can be a great help when you are facing a criminal prosecution with potentially-serious consequences, but nothing can substitute for having a skilled and knowledgeable attorney on your side. When your freedom and reputation are at stake, trust the attorneys at the Law Office of Lex A. Johnson & Associates to provide sound advice and effective representation.

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