There’s no “minor” criminal charge.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, the stakes are high. They can include heavy fines, imprisonment and, in some states and for particularly serious crimes, even the death penalty. A criminal charge can cause your life to spiral out of control. At Keys Law Offices, we take every criminal charge seriously. We believe everyone accused of a crime has the right to a vigorous and skilled legal defense.

If you’ve been accused of a crime and need an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call 1-309-377-5011 for a free consultation.

Types of Cases We Handle

Of course, “criminal defense” is a broad term, and the number of crimes it’s possible to be charged with is massive. Fortunately, the Keys Law Offices criminal defense lawyers are experienced in a wide range of cases. They include:

  • Felony offenses
  • Misdemeanors
  • Driving under the influence
  • Traffic violations
  • Federal charges
  • Expungement and sealing
  • Pardons
  • Secretary of State Hearings
  • Police brutality & misconduct
  • Violent crimes (including murder)
  • Drug-related crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Computer crimes
  • Fraud
  • Extortion


How We Help

It’s important to understand that no criminal defense lawyer can promise you an acquittal or a favorable plea bargain. Making such guarantees is unethical. However, the nature of the legal system is such that prosecuting attorneys often have enormous advantages over defendants. Many of those accused of crimes lack the resources to hire competent legal representation. And because district attorneys possess significant leverage over defendants, many defendants end up negotiating away their rights and signing onto plea bargains that will haunt them for years.

Keys Law Offices’ criminal defense lawyers even the scales. We’ll investigate your case and find the flaws in the state’s theories. We’ll find witnesses and arrange expert testimony on your behalf. We understand how the courts work and how to prepare you for them.

Of course, the reality is that most cases are handled outside the courtroom and in the negotiating room. Plea negotiations are where the skill of your attorney will truly come into play. The Keys Law Offices’ criminal defense lawyers will be your champion in these negotiations and make sure your rights are defended and interests represented.

If you need a criminal defense lawyer you can trust, please contact The Keys Law Offices today for a free consultation.