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Charged With A Crime? We Can Help.

A criminal charge could ruin your career and damage your reputation for life. It is critical to work with a law firm that can protect your rights.

If you are facing criminal charges, put our experience to work for you. At Crain, Miller & Wernsman, Ltd., our attorneys will assist you from start to finish when you need legal representation after being charged with a crime. With more than 80 years in practice, we understand the many complex details and procedures involved in the Illinois criminal justice system. We listen to your story, explain the charges and potential outcomes and describe your legal options.

Experienced Criminal Defense Representation

Our attorneys have decades of combined experience. We can present an effective defense for a wide range of criminal charges, including:

  • DUIs
  • Criminal felonies and misdemeanors
  • Major traffic violations
  • Major moving violations
  • Commercial driver’s license infractions
  • Juvenile law

We have achieved many positive outcomes, including dismissed charges and acquittals. Our team is deeply committed to going the distance for you and upholding your right to justice.

Improve Your Life With A Sealed Criminal Conviction

If you have been convicted or plead guilty in the past, obtaining an expungement can help you move forward with a brighter future. An expungement proceeding is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or criminal conviction or convictions is sealed or erased in the eyes of the law. A criminal record can affect your ability to obtain certain state licenses, affect your ability to obtain employment and where you can live.

Expungements and/or sealing your records can allow you a better chance of obtaining many jobs that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to get. Our attorneys will review your record and explain the process, including eligibility and time-frame, and if you are eligible, help you move forward with a future free from the shadow of a criminal conviction. We handle matters such as:

  • Petitions to seal
  • Juvenile expungements
  • Civil action representation

Due to the recent changes in Illinois Law, the cases eligible for expungement have expanded. Speak with us to learn about your options.

Contact Us To Ask About Expungements

Do you need a strong defense? Do you believe that you may be eligible for expungement? Call our Centralia offices at 618-547-1613, or use our online contact form to make an appointment. Our attorneys can meet with you in jail, if necessary.