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Law Office of John Delaney
John Delaney

346 W. St. Louis Ave.
PO Box 268
East Alton IL 62024
(618) 259-0500

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Law Office of John Delaney


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John M. Delaney Jr.

John M. Delaney Jr.

Sole Practitioner
Location:
East Alton, Illinois
Phone:
(618) 717-4033
(866) 574-8283 (Toll Free)
Fax:
(618) 259-1696
E-mail:

I began my legal career as a Law Clerk for Judge Joseph Barr in the late 1970's. From there, I worked at Dunham, Bowman & Leskera as their Law clerk till January of 1981 when I became an Assistant States Attorney for Madison County Illinois. My tour of duty there lasted 4 years. From January 1985 through December 1996, my legal career had been with both Attorney Ben Allen and Doug Mendenhall. Effective January 1, 1997 I am a solo practitioner, and handle all sorts of legal matters, specializing in Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. I provide full service legal representation, and can handle most every legal matter you will face in an expert manner. I have been in practice in Madison County, Illinois for over 28 years now, and am well versed in different diverse and overlapping fields of law. Concentrating in State & Federal Criminal Defense work, and am or have been a Public Defender for both our Local State & Federal Courts.

The office generally is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. As I am often in court I ask you call first, and I always return phone calls. For general misdemeanor and traffic matters fees range from $150.00 for a simple speeding ticket, to $400.00 for most simple first time misdemeanors like battery or assault, and $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 for first time DUI's or other more serious misdemeanors, this is a general fee base.

The Bankruptcy Laws changed drastically on October 17, 2005! For chapter 7 Bankruptcy's my fees due to the change in the law & my services after that date as a Debt Relief Agency under that statute will start at $1,000.00 Attorney's fee, with the court fee of $300.00. There will be a Credit Counseling Course, you must take before and after the bankruptcy being filed and you are responsible for paying that. Lastly, we can run a credit report if you request, $30.00 for individuals, $50.00 for a married couple. More complicated cases in Bankruptcy of course require more than the $1,000.00 Attorney's fee for the new Chapter 7 cases after October 17, 2005. As required by statute "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code."

For most divorce and family matters, as well as civil defense I charge at the rate of $200.00 per hour, plus expenses, and generally require a minimum cash retainer of $750.00, and depending on the case, more. For State Felonies, the fees are $1,000.00 to $2,5000.00 for simple first time non-violent felonies, on up, and the fee is negotiable, based upon the accused's record and the severity of the charge.

For Federal Felonies, the fees start at $2500.00 for simple first time non-violent felonies, on up, and the fee is negotiable, based upon the accused's record and the severity of the charge.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Discrimination
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1997

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1981
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • A.B. - 1978
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Madison County, Special Public Defender Since 1997
  • Panel Attorney, CJA, Southern District of Illinois, 1997

References

  • Bob Means, Madison County Merit Commission
  • Wood River Ford, Inc.
  • Dr. E. J. Diestelkamp

Classes/Seminars

  • Asst. Professor, Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL, 1985 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Godfrey Village, Trustee, 1993 - 1999

Past Employment Positions

  • Madison County States Attorney Office, Assistant States Attorney, 1981 - 1985
  • Smith, Allen, Merderhall, Delaney & Assoc, Partner, 1985 - 1996
Please Call: 618-259-0500

Firm Overview

Fighting for the Underdog | Protecting Your Rights

Criminal Law | Family Law | Bankruptcy

My name is John M. Delaney, Jr. I have been a lawyer in Madison County since 1981 and have offered legal services to clients as a sole practitioner from my office in East Alton, Illinois, since 1997.

I consider myself and my fellow lawyers to be an integral part of our nation's civil and criminal justice system and I am committed to using my legal skills and experience to uphold your rights and support you through your legal challenges.

Resolve your legal matter with dignity, respect and the protection of your rights. Please call 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283 or e-mail our law office for a free initial consultation.

Protection of Your Rights

In a felony criminal defense matter or a misdemeanor DUI/DWI, nothing stands between you and the large resources of the state but your attorney. In a family law matter such as a child custody dispute, if you do not know your rights, you may agree to settlements that can have harmful consequences on your own life, your children's well-being and your finances. In a debt-related legal matter, your right to file for bankruptcy protection can help you get a fresh start financially, but only if you exercise that right knowledgeably.

Experienced Trial Lawyer and Former Prosecutor

The early years of my law career involved working for the Madison County Prosecutor's office. I gained significant experience handling criminal legal matters — from relatively minor theft charges to violent sex crimes and murder.

I seek to resolve matters out of court to save you time, money and stress. However, I have successfully brought to jury trial more than 50 cases, 30 of them as a prosecutor. Fellow divorce lawyers and prosecutors know that if their case has the slightest weakness and they are unwilling to negotiate, then I will see them in court, where I am accustomed to presenting compelling arguments that get results for clients.

Understand Your Legal Options | Make Informed Decisions

As your attorney, I help you understand the issues involved in your legal matter so you can make informed decisions about how you want me as your lawyer to proceed.

Answers and Solutions — Free Initial Consultation

Schedule your initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you resolve a criminal defense, family law or debt issue: 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283. Contact us online.

Attorney

Sole Practitioner
Location:
East Alton, Illinois
Phone:
(618) 717-4033
(866) 574-8283 (Toll Free)
Fax:
(618) 259-1696
E-mail:

I began my legal career as a Law Clerk for Judge Joseph Barr in the late 1970's. From there, I worked at Dunham, Bowman & Leskera as their Law clerk till January of 1981 when I became an Assistant States Attorney for Madison County Illinois. My tour of duty there lasted 4 years. From January 1985 through December 1996, my legal career had been with both Attorney Ben Allen and Doug Mendenhall. Effective January 1, 1997 I am a solo practitioner, and handle all sorts of legal matters, specializing in Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. I provide full service legal representation, and can handle most every legal matter you will face in an expert manner. I have been in practice in Madison County, Illinois for over 28 years now, and am well versed in different diverse and overlapping fields of law. Concentrating in State & Federal Criminal Defense work, and am or have been a Public Defender for both our Local State & Federal Courts.

The office generally is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. As I am often in court I ask you call first, and I always return phone calls. For general misdemeanor and traffic matters fees range from $150.00 for a simple speeding ticket, to $400.00 for most simple first time misdemeanors like battery or assault, and $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 for first time DUI's or other more serious misdemeanors, this is a general fee base.

The Bankruptcy Laws changed drastically on October 17, 2005! For chapter 7 Bankruptcy's my fees due to the change in the law & my services after that date as a Debt Relief Agency under that statute will start at $1,000.00 Attorney's fee, with the court fee of $300.00. There will be a Credit Counseling Course, you must take before and after the bankruptcy being filed and you are responsible for paying that. Lastly, we can run a credit report if you request, $30.00 for individuals, $50.00 for a married couple. More complicated cases in Bankruptcy of course require more than the $1,000.00 Attorney's fee for the new Chapter 7 cases after October 17, 2005. As required by statute "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code."

For most divorce and family matters, as well as civil defense I charge at the rate of $200.00 per hour, plus expenses, and generally require a minimum cash retainer of $750.00, and depending on the case, more. For State Felonies, the fees are $1,000.00 to $2,5000.00 for simple first time non-violent felonies, on up, and the fee is negotiable, based upon the accused's record and the severity of the charge.

For Federal Felonies, the fees start at $2500.00 for simple first time non-violent felonies, on up, and the fee is negotiable, based upon the accused's record and the severity of the charge.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Discrimination
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1997

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1981
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • A.B. - 1978
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Madison County, Special Public Defender Since 1997
  • Panel Attorney, CJA, Southern District of Illinois, 1997

References

  • Bob Means, Madison County Merit Commission
  • Wood River Ford, Inc.
  • Dr. E. J. Diestelkamp

Classes/Seminars

  • Asst. Professor, Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL, 1985 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Godfrey Village, Trustee, 1993 - 1999

Past Employment Positions

  • Madison County States Attorney Office, Assistant States Attorney, 1981 - 1985
  • Smith, Allen, Merderhall, Delaney & Assoc, Partner, 1985 - 1996

Practice Areas

Lawyer With 28-Plus Years of Experience | East Alton, Illinois

When you are working through a difficult legal situation, you need a lawyer on your side who knows how to skillfully advocate on your behalf, who can be supportive throughout the process and who has experience handling legal matters that are similar to yours.

Madison County lawyer John M. Delaney, Jr. has more than 28 years of experience providing legal solutions that work. Based in East Alton, Illinois, the Law Office off John M. Delaney, Jr. handles state and federal criminal defense cases, divorce and family law cases and Chapter 7 bankruptcy matters for clients throughout Southern and Central Illinois.

To learn more about how our law firm can assist you in finding answers and solutions, please call 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283 or e-mail our East Alton, Illinois, law office for a free initial consultation.

When people are dealing with legal matters, they often have overlapping issues in other areas of law. Our law firm's attorney has considerable experience in handling diverse legal matters that can sometimes overlap into one another. Our practice areas include:

State and federal criminal defense, including:

Attentive Client Service

We are committed to responding promptly to telephone calls, to reporting on cases regularly, and most importantly to listening and communicating in plain English with our clients. We want you to understand your legal options and make feel like you are informed about the legal process and what is happening to you.

John M. Delaney, Jr. has considerable knowledge of the law and has taught at Lewis & Clark Community College as an instructor for many years. He has earned an appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court to handle death penalty cases and by the Madison County Courts to handle civil matters related to violent sex offenders. He is committed to providing justice and upholding your rights, no matter how simple or complex your legal matter may appear.

Knowledgeable Legal Counsel — Free Initial Consultation

There is a solution and our law firm can help you find it. Call today at 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283 for your free initial consultation. Contact us online.

Sex Crimes

Experienced Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Here to Help You

Just being charged with a sex crime can turn your life and the lives of your loved ones upside down. Consequences for sex crimes convictions include prison time and registration as a sex offender for life. You need a lawyer who knows how to defend your rights, avoid the attention of the public and who will be at your side every step of the way.

The Law Office of John M. Delaney, Jr. in East Alton, Illinois, defends clients accused of sex crimes, including molestation, child pornography, computer pornography, sexual assault and rape in Southern and Central Illinois. Lawyer John M. Delaney, Jr. has been involved in criminal law for more than 28 years, including several years as a prosecuting attorney for Madison County.

Fighting for the underdog is our focus. Find out how an experienced lawyer can help you by calling 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283 or by e-mailing our law office for a free initial consultation.

Appointed as a Defender of the Civil Rights of Convicted Sex Offenders

Madison County defense lawyer John M. Delaney, Jr. is knowledgeable and skilled in the defense of adults and juveniles accused of a sex crime. He has earned a reputation as a staunch, knowledgeable protector of the rights of people accused of crimes, including those accused of sex-related offenses. He is one of three lawyers in Madison County appointed to protect the civil rights of people convicted of sex offenses by the Madison County Judges.

Listens to You, Does Not Judge You, Keeps You Informed

Our lawyer listens carefully to you as you describe the events leading to your arrest. He helps set realistic expectations about your case and keeps you informed every step of the way through the legal process. Whether your case calls for negotiating for a lesser plea or for fighting in front of the jury, we are prepared to act according to your best interests, with your agreement and participation.

Keep Your Case Out of the Papers and Off the Internet

Our law office understands how damaging sex crimes charges can be if they become public. Attorney John M. Delaney, Jr. has had high profile cases and knows how to deal with the media. "I do whatever I can to keep the case out of the papers, am very careful about every aspect of the case and never talk to the press."

Call for your free initial consultation at 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283 Contact us online.

Drug Crimes

Accused of a Drug Charge? East Alton, Illinois, Lawyer Helps

Whether you are dealing with a federal or a state drug charge, you need an experienced lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights. Federal charges are generally more serious than state charges and the penalties for federal conviction are more severe, including mandatory jail time.

Retain a lawyer early in the process. There are many points along the way of a federal or state case where there is an opportunity to press your case, especially if this is your first drug charge arrest. The East Alton, Illinois, Law Office of John M. Delaney, Jr. is skilled at handling criminal defense matters for adults and juveniles accused of drug crimes.

Obtain a strong defense. Call 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283 or e-mail our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with lawyer John M. Delaney, Jr.

Former Prosecutor Working for You

John M. Delaney, Jr. is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor in Madison County. He knows how prosecutors build cases and how to find weaknesses in their cases. He is skilled at asking the right questions to elicit information useful in building a strong defense case. He carries authority in the area as both an experienced criminal defense lawyer and as a criminal law and procedures instructor at Lewis & Clark Community College.

Full Investigation and Reasonable Doubt

Our attorney accesses all evidence that law enforcement officials have against you. He brings forward questions of illegal search and seizure. If the police did not have probable cause to arrest you, if there are questions whether the drugs were in your possession, he will make this clear to prosecutors or jurors. If the heart of your case involves witnesses with no credibility, you can be certain that he will address this issue to the prosecution, the judge and jury.

We handle all drug defense matters, including drug trafficking, possession, possession with intent to sell, illegal prescription drug possession and more. We seek to help clients keep their driver's license in any drug defense matter.

Call Today for Your Free Initial Consultation

Our goal in federal or state drug matters is to get the drug charge dismissed. If this is not possible, we will challenge the government head on. With more than 28 years' experience, lawyer John M. Delaney, Jr. will be with you when it counts — every step of the way through your legal matter. Call 618-717-4033 or toll free at 866-574-8283 or e-mail us.


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