Belleville Felony Defense Lawyer

Were You Charged With a Felony in Illinois?

Don't Let it Derail Your Life, Contact our Defense Firm.

When you’re facing felony charges in Belleville, Illinois, or anywhere in St. Clair County, Madison County, or the Metro East area, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Your future, freedom, finances, family, and reputation are all on the line. Mounting an effective legal defense requires guidance from an experienced Belleville felony defense lawyer.

Our attorneys represent clients on complex, violent crime, drug, theft, and other felony cases throughout Metro East. We are intimately familiar with the local prosecutors and criminal justice system and have a proven ability to build strong defenses challenging these grave allegations.

Whether your goal is a complete dismissal of criminal charges, reduction to a misdemeanor, or developing reasonable alternative sentencing recommendations, we have the skills and determination to be your powerful voice in this process.

Felony Charges in Belleville, IL

Felony cases involve allegations severe enough to result in over a one-year state or federal prison sentence. In addition to incarceration, a felony conviction also brings heavy fines, restitution, forfeiture, probation, loss of certain rights, and lasting stigma impacting future schooling and employment.

Rose Legal Services routinely defends clients against the following common felony indictments in Belleville and surrounding cities:

  • Drug possession or trafficking
  • DUI or aggravated DUI
  • Stealing
  • Assault and Domestic Assault
  • Burglary or home invasion
  • Robbery
  • Sex crimes
  • Gun charges
  • Computer crimes
  • White collar fraud or theft
  • Vehicular assault or manslaughter
  • Federal cases

Given the extremely high stakes, building an individualized and thoughtful defense alongside an experienced attorney is critical.

Penalties for Felony Charges in Illinois by Class

Felony charges are the most serious type of criminal offense in Illinois, carrying the potential for life-altering consequences. Here’s how Illinois penalizes these charges:

Offense Class Sentence Range Fine Statute
Murder 1st Degree 20-Life up to $25,000 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-20
Class X 6-30 yrs up to $25,000 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-25
Class 1 4-15 yrs up to $25,000 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-30
Class 2 3-7 yrs up to $25,000 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-35
Class 3 2-5 yrs up to $25,000 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-40
Class 4 1-3 yrs up to $25,000 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-45

Depending on the circumstances of the case, you could also incur enhanced penalties adding additional years to your sentence.

As a convicted felon, you may also lose certain civil rights, have issues finding decent employment, and have a criminal record that follows you for life. But a felony conviction isn’t just about the legal consequences. It’s about the impact on your personal life, your relationships, and your mental health. It’s about the stigma and shame that can follow you long after you’ve served your sentence.

That’s why it’s so crucial to have a skilled defense attorney in your corner, protecting your rights and minimizing the fallout of these charges.

Experience, Dedication, and Results: The Rose Legal Services Approach to Felony Defense

At Rose Legal Services, we have been practicing criminal law for many years. And our support staff has similar longevity working only on felony cases. So, we understand the people, procedures, judges, laws, and trends inside and out.

When you’re facing felony charges, you need a defense team that not only has the knowledge and experience to handle your case effectively but also the commitment and dedication to providing personalized, client-centered representation. That’s precisely what sets us apart.

Here are just a few of the reasons why our clients choose us:

  1. Extensive experience: Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling felony cases. We know the local courts, judges, and prosecutors, and we use that knowledge to our clients’ advantage.
  2. Personalized attention: We understand that every client’s situation is unique, and we take the time to understand your needs and develop a strategy that fits your goals.
  3. Compassionate support: Facing criminal charges is emotional. We provide our clients with the support and guidance they need to navigate this time with confidence.
  4. Skilled advocacy: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and trial lawyers who know how to advocate for our client’s rights and interests, whether at the bargaining table or in the courtroom.
  5. Commitment to communication: We believe that open, honest communication is the foundation of a strong attorney-client relationship. We’ll keep you informed at every stage of your case and promptly respond to your questions and concerns.

We’re more than just legal advocates – we’re your partners in navigating the often overwhelming criminal justice system. We’ll stand by your side every step of the way, providing the guidance, support, and representation you need to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.

Take Action Now to Protect Your Rights and Freedom

If you or a loved one is facing felony charges in Belleville or anywhere in Illinois, don’t wait to seek the legal representation you need. The sooner you involve a skilled defense attorney, the better your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in your case.

Contact us today to schedule your confidential consultation. Let us put our experience, skill, and dedication to work for you.

The State accused me of 3 felonies that someone else committed. I hired Scott, and he got the charges dismissed!

Scott, have helped me throughout this whole process mentally. You are really amazing – I thank you so much for helping me!

Mr. Rose really helped me out with a difficult situation. He was great to work with and worked hard to get me a good outcome. I would definitely recommend him to others.