Chicago’s Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Experienced and driven to win, we are Chicago’s best criminal defense lawyers who will go that extra mile in your case. Call us now at 708.606.4386 to get a free consultation! Payment plans accepted, fully communicative on your case and open 24/7!

Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in cases involving: criminal defense, DUI, drug arrests, cash seizure and civil forfeiture , murder and homicide , personal injury and more.

Not All Lawyers Are Created Equal

When it comes to a criminal case, your life is too important to risk with just anyone. When you walk into the offices of Edward Johnson, know that you will be treated with respect and no judgment. Each client is assumed innocent until proven guilty and nowhere is that truer than with Edward. Edward’s goal is to make sure that you receive the best possible defense to solidify your rights and your dignity to the fullest extent of the law. The Illinois attorneys at Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. will do what it takes to win your case.

What areas of law do we practice?

Criminal defense focuses on the defendant and providing him/her with a tight defense and a fair trial. Some are charged wrongfully for a crime they did not commit and others have made mistakes that they want to put behind them. In either scenario, when our attorneys decide to take on a case, he not only commits to the client; he commits to the research, dedication, and tenacity required to pursue all legal avenues to ensure the best possible defense for all of our clients.

Experienced & Successful Cases in Illinois Law:

  • First Amendment issue
  • Second amendment rights
  • Fourth Amendment issues
  • Fifth Amendment
  • Sixth Amendment
  • Civil rights
  • Freedom of speech
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Racial profiling
  • Civil action against police
  • Domestic battery
  • Armed robbery
  • Assault
  • Due process
  • Murder/Homicide
  • Unlawful use of weapon/Gun charges
  • Theft
  • Drug possession
  • DUI
  • Expungement

Homicide Charges

Homicide is defined as the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; in other words, murder. There are not only different degrees of murder charges.

Weapons Charges

There are severe consequences of carrying a gun in Cook County without the proper permits. According to the Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/24-3.1

Theft Charges

Theft, whether it is simple shoplifting or armed robbery, is entitled to an aggressive defense.

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Drug Charges

In Illinois, the penalties for possessing or distributing drugs can be severe. Drug charges are based upon quantity, intent to sell or distribute, and other factors such as weapons possession or use, evidence of sales activity (like possession of large quantities of cash), among various others.

DUI Defense Attorneys

A DUI in Illinois can result in the loss of your license, driving restrictions, expensive fines, increased insurance rates, and in the worst-case scenario, jail time.


In the common law legal system, an expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which a first-time offender of a prior criminal conviction seeks that the records of that earlier process be sealed, thereby making the records unavailable through the state or Federal repositories and background checks.

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Civil Forfeiture, Money Seizure

If you have had your car, home, or other property seized by the government even though you were never charged or convicted of a crime, then you have been victimized by civil forfeiture laws.

Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury you can count on the personal injury lawyers at Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. to do what it takes to win your case.

Civil Rights Litigation

If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a civil rights violation, you may be entitled to seek monetary damages and more. We believe all citizens deserve to have their civil rights protected and to receive fair compensation when they are violated.

Orders of Protection

An Emergency Order of Protection (EOP) is a court order that protects its holder – called the petitioner- from harm by a person named in the order – called the respondent. An EOP takes effect as soon as the judge approves it.