Peoria, Illinois, Criminal Defense Lawyer
“Friend of those who have no friend. Enemy of those who make him an enemy."
As a criminal defense attorney, I often find myself in the role of friend to those who have none. This statement speaks volumes about not only the attorney-client relationship, but the court system as well. For if you are under investigation, or have been charged with a crime, you should assume that you have no friends. In fact, you should only place confidence in your lawyer and no one else.
It is especially important that you not speak with any law enforcement official or prosecutor. As a former prosecutor, I know that if you try to befriend those who do not have your best interests in mind, you may end-up creating legal trouble for yourself that your attorney could have otherwise helped you avoid.
As discouraging as it may sound, even family and friends should not be confided in when facing a criminal charge, as anything you tell them may potentially be used against you if they are subpoenaed by the court. However, what you tell your lawyer cannot be used against you due to the attorney-client privilege. In fact, it is this privilege which allows me to craft the most effective and cost-efficient defense on your behalf.
I am attorney Arthur J. Inman, and I defend people facing all types of criminal charges in Illinois, including traffic violations, DUIs, drug crimes, white-collar crime, domestic violence, assaults, and criminal appeals.
If you are suffering from the effects of a revoked license or have been charged with a criminal offense, including DWI / DUI, sexual assault, a drug-related offense, or another criminal law matter, please contact me at the Law Office of Arthur J. Inman at 309-673-9711.