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Practice Areas

Please read through our areas of practice and please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
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Adoptions/Guardianships

 

Criminal

 

  We offer an aggressive Criminal Defense Practice that is available for representation in state courts throughout West Central Illinois. We work for our clients in all aspects of their criminal cases to achieve positive outcomes in difficult situations. We use our experience and ability to guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf, regardless of the criminal issue. Robert V. Bonjean, III has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system from his 11+ years working in the Morgan County State’s Attorney’s office. Our knowledge extends to Juvenile Court for delinquency and abuse and neglect cases and we are happy to guide our clients through this specific set of rules and terminology as it applies to juveniles. 

 

Probate

  Probate is the court-administered process of distributing a person’s property after death, usually according to the terms of a written will and under the supervision of a designated executor. But while there is a common conception of probate as an interminable and expensive process, it can actually proceed smoothly and at a reasonable cost with the assistance of an experienced probate lawyer.

Our firm has assisted executors throughout West Central Illinois in administering all manner of estates with various degrees of complexity. When necessary, our attorneys are also prepared to litigate probate disputes and have represented executors, aggrieved beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries. 

Estate Planning

 

 

 

  Estate planning is more than just wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Although those tools are an important part of it, there are numerous actions a person can take during their life to protect their property from medical debts, reduce their estate to minimize estate taxes, provide for the management of your property in the case of incapacity, and generally ease the transition of your property to your family or whomever you chose. By avoiding ambiguities in your final wishes, you can spare your family significant stress and consternation, and even avoid costly civil litigation regarding your estate or affairs. Our office seeks to assist clients in controlling their assets both prior to and after death. 

DUI/Traffic

 

  Often times being arrested for a DUI or another serious traffic offense is an extremely scary 

experience.  It can often seem like an uphill battle or a lost cause. Many times people simply plead 

guilty and accept the consequences.  The consequences for a DUI or another serious traffic offense 

can be severe. Our representation of traffic-related matters includes, but is not limited to the 

following:

 

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs & MDDP

  • Reckless Driving

  • Leaving the Scene

  • CDL/Overweight Tickets

  • Drag Racing

  • Obtaining Court Supervision for Moving Violations

  • Graduated Driver’s License Issues

 

 

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