The consequences of a criminal conviction, whether a felony or misdemeanor, are always serious and can have lifelong implications. These consequences can include jail or prison time, heavy fines and a strike on your permanent record. If you are facing criminal charges, electing the right Edwardsville criminal defense attorney can be vital to the outcome of your case.
The consequences of a criminal conviction go beyond court-imposed penalties. Employers can view your criminal record, as can landlords and institutions of higher education. You need and deserve a dedicated advocate who can negotiate with prosecutors and prepare the strongest defense possible to minimize the impact your criminal charges will have on your life.
Experienced Defense Representation: Serving Madison County
At The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, in Edwardsville, Illinois, we offer vigorous, strategic criminal defense representation against a variety of criminal charges. We can help you and your family address criminal charges related to:
- DUI and traffic violations
- Drug crimes such as possession and distribution
- Federal crimes including fraud and firearms offenses
- Juvenile offenses
- Battery and assault and domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Murder, drug-induced homicide and other serious felonies
- Probation violations
In every criminal defense case we handle, our goal is to minimize the negative consequences to our client. If you are looking to expunge a criminal record, or want your records sealed, we also have the experience to assist with that process.
Strong Advocacy And Responsive Service
Edwardsville criminal defense attorney Jessica Koester understands that everything can change when you or your loved one has been charged with a crime. A lifelong Edwardsville resident, she provides strong advocacy — support, compassion and tenacity — and responsive service to each person she represents. As a client of the firm, all aspects of your legal matter will be handled personally by attorney Koester. Your case will receive the time and attention it deserves. Your phone calls will be returned promptly, and your important questions will get answered.
Serving Clients Throughout Madison County
The criminal justice system can be intimidating and frightening. Law enforcement officers, investigators and prosecutors may try hard to peg you as a criminal and secure your conviction. At this time, it is important to remember that you have legal rights, including the right to obtain the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.
The firm is conveniently located within walking distance of the Edwardsville courthouse. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Contact us for a free initial consultation.