IN CRIMINAL LAW,

EXPERIENCE GETS RESULTS

Former Prosecutor • Former Judge • Former State’s Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyers - Rock Island, IL | Bettendorf, IA

Bringing Nearly Five Decades of Criminal Defense Experience to Your Case

 

If you are facing criminal charges in Illinois, Paulson and Vandersnick is prepared to provide you with the strong criminal defense representation that you need. With more than 50 years of combined courtroom experience, we are equipped to defend clients against all felony and misdemeanor charges. 

Areas of Practice

  • State & Federal Criminal Defense

  • All Felony & Misdemeanor Charges

  • Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

  • Aggravated Robbery

  • Aggravated Speeding

  • Armed Robbery

  • Arson

  • Assault / Aggravated Assault

  • Attempted Murder

  • Battery / Aggravated Battery

  • Bond Hearings

  • Burglary & Home Invasion

  • Civil Rights

  • Check Fraud

  • Child Pornography

  • Commercial Driver’s License Violations

  • Credit Card Theft

  • DCFS Appeals / Administrative Hearings

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Domestic Battery

  • Domestic Violence

  • Driver’s License Suspension / Revocation

  • DUI / Drunk Driving

  • Drug Crimes

  • Drug Cultivation

  • Drug Distribution

  • Drug Manufacturing

  • Drug Possession

  • Drug Sales

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Embezzlement

  • Expungements / Record Sealing

  • Federal Criminal Defense

  • Federal Drug Charges

  • Federal Firearm Violations

  • Federal Sex Crimes

  • Felonies

  • Firearm Possession

  • Forgery

  • Fraud Defense

  • Gun Charges

  • Home Invasion

  • Homicide

  • Identity Theft

  • Jury Trials

  • Juvenile Crimes

  • Kidnapping

  • Leaving The Scene of an Accident

  • Manslaughter

  • Misdemeanors

  • Motions to Suppress Evidence

  • Murder

  • Pre-Trial Negotiations

  • Preliminary Hearings

  • Prescription Drug Charges

  • Private Investigations

  • Property & Financial Crimes

  • Rape

  • Reckless Driving

  • Resisting Arrest / Battery to a Police Officer

  • Retail Theft

  • Robbery

  • Secretary of State Reinstatement Hearings

  • Sex Crimes

  • Sexual Assault

  • Shoplifting

  • Solicitation of A Minor

  • Speeding Tickets

  • Statutory Rape

  • Suspended / Revoked Driver’s License

  • Theft

  • Traffic Tickets / Violations

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon

  • Violation of an Order of Protection

  • Violent Crimes

  • Weapon Offenses

  • White Collar Crimes

We have former prosecutorial and judiciary experience and know how to challenge all elements of the case the state is building against you. We know how to win and will work tenaciously to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

WE CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND:

WHY SHOULD I HIRE A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney helps ensure the best possible outcome in your case.

 

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY?

A good criminal defense attorney will have knowledge of the law, experience in the type of charge or charges that you are facing, personal experience with the court where the charges were filed, good negotiation skills, and good litigation ability. It is important to find out where the attorney has practiced, and to ask for specific examples if he or she has defended similar cases.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN ARREST?

In most cases, a person placed under arrest is brought to a police station where that person is booked and processed. The police will record historical and biographical information. The police will use this information to determine if the individual has any outstanding warrants or a criminal history, which helps them evaluate whether or not the person under arrest can be released and whether or not bail or bond is required.

 

SHOULD I REPRESENT MYSELF IN MY CRIMINAL CASE?

 

You’ve heard it before because it’s true: A person who represents himself has a fool for a client. Most people, in the general sense, do not have the knowledge and understanding of the law to adequately defend themselves. Additionally, even if they possess the proper knowledge, people representing themselves generally do not have the ability to evaluate their situation objectively due to their personal involvement. It is never recommended to represent yourself in a criminal case.

Free Consultation for Criminal Defense Cases in Illinois and Iowa

If you have been charged with a serious crime, you simply cannot afford to put your future in the hands of an inexperienced defense lawyer. Contact Illinois and Iowa criminal defense attorneys Paulson and Vandersnick to schedule your free consultation regarding your case.

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