Case Results

Bloomington Criminal Attorneys with a History of Getting Results

When you or someone you love has been accused of a crime, you want to make sure you are working with the very best. After all, this could literally be a life-or-death situation, and it is certainly going to be a life-changing one.

How do you know whether or not an attorney is good at what they do? How do you know if they have the skills and knowledge you need?

There are all kinds of things you can look at, and they should definitely factor in. Do they handle your specific type of criminal offense? Have they received awards and recognition from their peers? Do previous clients recommend them? Are they experienced?

One question stands above all of these, however: what kinds of results have they been able to get for past clients – particularly clients who were dealing with the same charge you face?

When you work with The Prior Law Firm, P.C., do so knowing that we go into every case thinking about what we can do to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, and we will use every tool at our disposal to make that happen. Our attorneys are proud to share with you the fantastic results they have been able to achieve for clients over the years.

Check them out, then give us a call at 309-827-4300, email johnprior@thepriorlawfirm.com, or complete our contact form online.

In January 2017, RM was charged with driving under the influence of a drug, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Outcome: In February 2017, the charge was dismissed. A petition to rescind RM’s statutory summary suspension was filed and was granted, allowing RM to keep his driver’s license.

In October of 2016, BS was charged with unlawful consumption of liquor by a minor, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Outcome:  In January 2017, the charge was dismissed.

After receiving two DUIs, AN lost his driving privileges.  A hearing with the Illinois Secretary of State to reinstate AN’s driving privileges was held in November of 2016.

Outcome:  In January 2017, AN was granted a restricted driving permit.

In October of 2016, RP was charged with failing to notify damage to an unattended vehicle, a Class A Misdemeanor, and with failing to give notice of an accident, a petty offense.

Outcome:  Both charges were dismissed.

In September 2016, EG was charged with DUI.

Outcome:  The DUI charge was dismissed.

In June 2016, YS was charged with unlawful visitation interference.

Outcome:  The charge against YS was dismissed.

In July 2016, JR was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, and with possession of cannabis, a Class C misdemeanor.

Outcome:  Both charges against JR were dismissed.

In 1999, JA and LA were both convicted of forgery, a Class 3 felony.  In June 2016, a petition to seal both felony convictions was filed.  In August 2016, a hearing was held on both petitions.

Outcome:  Both petitions were granted and the felony convictions were sealed.

After receiving a DUI, BQ lost his driving privileges.  A petition was filed with the Illinois Secretary of State to reinstate BQ’s driving privileges and a hearing on that petition was held in May 2016.

Outcome:  The petition was granted and BR’s driving privileges were reinstated.

In April 2016, JH was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.  A motion to quash the arrest and suppress the evidence was filed and a hearing on the motion was held.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and both charges were dismissed.

In April 2016, JH was charged with violating the right-way and crosswalk statute.

Outcome:  The charge was dismissed.

In February 2016, DJ was charged with resisting a peace officer.  A motion was filed to quash the arrest and suppress the evidence.  A hearing on the motion was held in June 2016.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the charge was dismissed.

In February 2016, CH was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion to dismiss the DUI case and a motion to rescind statutory summary suspension were filed.

Outcome: DUI was dismissed and the Motion to Rescind was granted.

In January 2016, II was charged with battery in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  Case was dismissed.

After receiving a DUI, TJ lost his driving privileges.  A petition was filed with the Illinois Secretary of State to reinstate TJ’s driving privileges in July 2015.

Outcome:  The petition was granted and TJ’s driving privileges were reinstated.

In June 2015, RM was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A Motion To Quash Arrest and Suppress Evidence based on the inadvertent destruction of an in-car video in the care of the police was filed.

Outcome: DUI case was dismissed.

In April 2015, TD was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial, which occurred in November 2015.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned.

In February 2015, JG was charged with criminal sexual assault in McLean County, a Class 1 felony.

Outcome:  Case was dismissed.

In February 2015, CB was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in McLean County, a Class 2 felony.  The two charges against CB resulted in a jury trial in October 2015.

Outcome:  The jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on both counts.

In January 2015, TV was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion was filed to rescind the statutory summary suspension of TV’s driver’s license.

Outcome: The motion was granted.

In December 2014, DW was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion was filed to rescind the statutory summary suspension of DW’s driver’s license.

Outcome:  The motion was granted.

In November 2014, JB was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In July 2014, JT was charged with aggravated driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class 2 felony.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In May 2014, TM was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In May 2014, HS was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In March 2014, JT was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion to dismiss the case and a petition to rescind the statutory summary suspension of JT’s driver’s license were filed.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed and the petition was granted.

In November 2013, AB was charged with aggravated DUI in McLean County, a Class 4 felony.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In October 2013, NB was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In October 2013, RB was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  In May 2014, a bench trial was held.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In September 2013, MR was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion was filed to rescind the statutory summary suspension of MR’s driver’s license.

Outcome:  The motion was granted.

In September 2013, JF was charged with two counts of driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In August 2013, MM was charged with resisting a peace officer in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In August 2013, MW was charged with aggravated DUI for not having a valid driver’s license in McLean County, a Class 4 felony.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In July 2013, VG was charged with retail theft in McLean County, a Class 3 felony.

Outcome:  The retail theft case was dismissed.

In April 2013, KB was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In April 2013, JW was charged with a Class 4 felony for unlawful possession of a controlled substance in McLean County.  A Motion to Vacate Judgment of Conviction was filed.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the case was dismissed.

In April 2013, SR was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In March 2013, JH was charged with two counts of driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charges resulted in a jury trial.

Outcome:  The jury rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY on both counts.

In March 2013, SB was charged with three counts of domestic battery in McLean County, all Class A misdemeanors.

Outcome:  The case and all three charges were dismissed.

In February 2013 in McLean County, MM was charged with transporting cigarettes to evade tax, a Class 3 felony.  MM was also charged with possession of contraband cigarettes, a Class 3 felony.

Outcome:  Both Class 3 felony charges were dismissed.  MM pled guilty to a Class A misdemeanor.

In February 2013, CK was charged with domestic battery in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A motion for directed verdict was granted and a verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In February 2013, BS was charged with driving while driver’s license was revoked/suspended in McLean County, a Class 4 felony.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In December 2012, JN was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis sativa plants in McLean County, a Class 3 felony.  A motion was filed to vacate the judgment of conviction and to dismiss the case.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the case was dismissed.

In December 2012, KC was charged with resisting a peace officer in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A motion for directed verdict was granted and a verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In December 2012, SC was charged in McLean County with aggravated battery of a police officer, a Class 2 felony, and was also charged with resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charges resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY on both counts was rendered.

In July 2012, SC was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

After receiving a DUI, BR lost his driving privileges.  A petition was filed with the Illinois Secretary of State to reinstate BR’s driving privileges in June 2012.

Outcome:  The petition was granted and BR’s driving privileges were reinstated.

In June 2012, JL was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In May 2012, MM was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charges resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In March 2012, JD was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in McLean County, a Class 4 felony.

Outcome:  The felony case was dismissed.  JD pled guilty to a Class A misdemeanor.

In February 2012, SB was charged with violation of the sex offender registration act in McLean County, a Class 3 felony.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In December 2011, NR was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion was filed to rescind the statutory summary suspension of NR’s driver’s license.

Outcome:  The motion was granted.

In December 2011, RF was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial and a motion to rescind the statutory summary suspension of RF’s driver’s license.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the case was dismissed.

In August 2011, BB was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In August 2011, PS was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In June 2011, JJ was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A Motion to Quash Arrest an Suppress Evidence based on the officer having no reasonable and articulable suspicion to stop JJ was filed.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the case was dismissed.

In March 2011, AG was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion was filed to rescind the statutory summary suspension of AG’s driver’s license.

Outcome:  The motion was granted.

In January 2011, MD was charged with an improper left turn in McLean County, a petty offense.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In January 2011, CB was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church in DeWitt County, a Class 1 felony.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  The felony case was dismissed.  CB pled guilty to disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.

In November 2010, JG was charged with possession of a controlled substance in McLean County, a Class 4 felony.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In September 2010, LH was charged with credit card fraud in McLean County, a Class 3 felony.  A motion to vacate the conviction was filed.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the case was dismissed.

In September 2010, NB was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In September 2010, SD was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion was filed to rescind the statutory summary suspension of SD’s driver’s license.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the case was dismissed.

In July 2010, RO was charged with arson/defrauding an insurance company, a Class 2 felony, and with defrauding a governmental entity, a Class 3 felony, in DeWitt County.

Outcome:  Both charges were dismissed.

In July 2010, DA was charged with possession of a controlled substance in McLean County, a Class 4 felony.

Outcome:  The case was dismissed.

In June 2010, JL was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In March 2010, BW was charged with resisting a police officer in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was rendered.

In January 2010, SB was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in DeWitt County, a Class 2 felony.  The prosecution filed a petition to revoke SB’s probation.

Outcome:  The petition was dismissed.

In 2009, SF was charged with possession of cannabis in McLean County, a Class C misdemeanor.

Outcome:  In August 2009 the case was dismissed.

In April 2009, KH was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion to rescind the statutory summary suspension of KH’s driver’s license was filed.

Outcome:  The motion was granted.

After receiving a DUI, CL lost his driving privileges.  A petition was filed with the Illinois Secretary of State to issue CL a restricted driving permit in February 2009.

Outcome:  The petition was granted and CL was able to receive a restricted driving permit.

In November 2008, AR was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion to rescind the statutory summary suspension of AR’s driver’s license was filed.

Outcome:  The motion was granted.

In November 2008, NR was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, and with resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor, in McLean County.  The charges resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  The possession of a controlled substance charge was dismissed.  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned for the charge of resisting a peace officer.

In October 2008, CR was charged with manufacture/delivery of a narcotic in McLean County, a Class 2 felony.  A motion to vacate the conviction and to dismiss the criminal proceeding was filed.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the judgment of conviction was vacated.  The case was dismissed.

In July 2008, JG was charged with manufacture/delivery of cannabis in McLean County, a Class 3 felony.  A motion was filed to vacate the conviction and to dismiss the case.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the conviction was vacated.  The case was dismissed.

In March 2008, SP was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned.

In November 2007, TH was charged with manufacture/delivery of a narcotic in McLean County, a Class 2 felony.  A motion was filed to vacate the conviction and to dismiss the criminal proceeding.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the conviction was vacated.  The case was dismissed.

In September 2007, AV was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a bench trial.

Outcome:  A verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned.

In August 2007, MC was charged with resisting/obstructing a peace officer and with obstruction of justice in McLean County, both of which are Class 4 felonies.  A motion was filed to vacate both of the convictions and to dismiss the criminal proceedings.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the judgment of the convictions were vacated.  The case was dismissed.

In August 2006 in McLean County, RR was charged with: aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony; indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 2 felony; and endangering the life or health of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.  A motion to dismiss the case was filed.

Outcome:  The motion was granted and the case was dismissed.

In 2005, HT was charged with driving under the influence in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a jury trial.

Outcome:  The jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.

In April 2005, AM was charged with criminal damage to property in McLean County, a Class A misdemeanor.  The charge resulted in a jury trial.

Outcome:  The jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.