Ardent Criminal Defense Lawyer in Peoria, Illinois

Protecting the rights and freedom of clients for 45 years

“Friend of those who have no friend. Enemy of those who make him an enemy."
—from the introduction to the Boston Blackie radio show (1944)

My name is Arthur J. Inman and as a criminal defense attorney, I often find myself in the role of friend to those who have none. I have been defending anyone arrested or accused of crimes in Peoria, East Peoria and the surrounding counties in Illinois for 45 years. If you get into trouble, I can help you.

Originally created by author Jack Boyle, Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. First a safe-cracker, hardened criminal who served time in a California prison then he later became a detective prowling the underworld in films, radio, and television. The radio show’s opening not only speaks volumes to the attorney-client relationship, but also to the court system. If you are ever 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.

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. I advise my clients not to speak with any law enforcement official or prosecutor.

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.

When you come to me for help, this is how I help you

I am here to make sure you get your fair shot at justice and will assist you as quickly as possible. I tailor my services for your specific situation and challenges. I listen to all your concerns and your full story. I make sure you understand the law, all your options and the legal process you are about to go through. You have my full-attention from start to finish. There is nothing that I will keep from you, even when you may not like what I have to say.

As a former prosecutor who has worked in this legal community for 45 years, I know it well ― the judges, the opposing attorneys, the best strategies to use with them to reach the most favorable outcome for you. Your case will only go to trial if that's what you decide you want to do.

I have extensive federal court experience and am equally determined to defend you in state and municipal courts when you face any of the following types of criminal charges:

Successfully defending clients in downstate Illinois

Arthur J. Inman, Attorney at Law serves clients and their loved ones accused or charged with crimes in Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Bloomington and Galesburg including Peoria County and Tazewell County in Illinois.

Experienced representation in Peoria when you need it most

When you or a loved one faces criminal charges, call Arthur J. Inman, Attorney at Law at 309-673-9711 or contact me online to schedule an appointment.