(779) 500-0167

Rockford Criminal Defense Attorney


     Most individuals who are accused of a crime never see it coming.  If you are convicted of a criminal offense, it could impact your career, educational opportunities, and hamper other rights and privileges that you have come to rely on.  No matter what you have been accused of, I am prepared fight for your rights during this uncertain time.  The prosecution starts building a case against you as soon as you are charged.  It is important that you hire an experienced attorney who understands the laws concerning your case and will protect your rights.  My office provides assistance to individuals facing criminal charges in most counties in Northern Illinois including Rockford, Belvidere, Oregon, Freeport, Galena and Mount Carroll

Charged with a crime?  Call for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION (779) 500-0167

getting the right disposition

     For many people, being charged with a crime will be the most trying time in their life.  It is important to hire a skilled attorney that can walk you through every step of the criminal justice system to get the disposition that you need.  I will help restore your peace of mind during this difficult time.  Whether you have been wrongly accused based on false evidence and testimony or just made a mistake, hiring my office will give you the best chance of a not guilty verdict or other disposition that is more favorable than a criminal conviction.

Whatever your circumstances, my office is equipped to take on any of the following cases:

  • DUI
  • Traffic
  • Driving on a Suspended / Revoked License
  • Domestic Battery
  • Theft / Retail Theft
  • Criminal Misdemeanor / Felony
  • Drug Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Sex Crimes


     Some people wrongfully believe that hiring an attorney could be seen as an admission of guilt, this could not be further from the truth.  Many times, people will waive their right to have legal counsel present during questioning and they subsequently make statements against their interest.  In the justice system, you are presumed innocent and you have the right to remain silent.  It is the prosecution’s burden to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Hiring an attorney is the best way to protect your rights and you should never consent to being questioned without an attorney present.  

     Need an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Rockford, Illinois?  Call the Law Office of Jonathan James for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION (779) 500-0167