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Springfield Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Criminal Defense Welcome to our homepage. We are criminal defense attorneys in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, but we also serve surrounding counties including: Cass, Christian, Logan, Macon, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, and Pike, to name a few.

A few things about ourselves: Vig Law, P.C. is a law firm comprised of two attorneys--William Vig and Sara Vig--both of Springfield, Illinois. We are husband and wife and both graduated from the University of Illinois School of Law. We have chosen to dedicate our law practice to the defense of those accused of and charged with crimes in central Illinois. We have a combined 20 years experience working in the criminal justice system in Sangamon County, Illinois and the surrounding areas. As criminal defense lawyers, we represent clients from all walks of life who have been charged with all types of criminal misconduct including, but not limited to: Murder, Violent Crime, Sex Offenses, Drug violations, Federal Crimes, DUI, and Traffic matters. We are aggressive in our defense of those charged with crimes. We understand that being charged with a crime of any type is a life-changing experience for our clients. Because our firm is small, we can give each of our clients individual attention and are able to devote our time to helping each client as a person--not just a file to be shuffled along.

For those seeking to defend themselves against false accusations in court, we offer skilled and passionate trial advocacy. Our Springfield criminal defense attorneys review every case thoroughly to identify the legal, factual, and scientific issues which may affect the ultimate outcome. In cases of illegal stops or searches, we litigate motions to suppress evidence. If authorities obtain statements in violation of our client's 5th Amendment rights, we seek to exclude those statements. When further investigation of the facts is needed (and it most often is), we issue discovery demands, subpoenas, and freedom of information requests. In appropriate cases, we work with private investigators to locate and interview witnesses who may assist in our defense. And where the prosecution's case is reliant on questionable expert opinions, we identify independent experts who have the qualifications and experience to rebut the government's experts. We have worked with accountants, chemists, counselors, engineers, forensic pathologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and surgeons, among many others.

But even in cases where the prosecution may be "right" about the crime, it is often wrong on punishment. Thus, in plea negotiations and sentencing hearings, our work is about more than just how much "time" a person is going to get or whether they can get probation; it is often about people who are struggling with bigger issues. Those bigger issues, which are frequently substance abuse and/or mental health problems, often underlie the poor choices which led to the criminal prosecution. Part of what makes our firm different and unique is that our Springfield criminal defense lawyers understand that to truly help those clients who face criminal sanctions, we can and should look for alternative-sentencing options whenever possible. For many, this may include drug treatment or mental health treatment (or both) so that our clients may not only avoid long periods of time behind bars, but also avoid needing our services in the future. While we care a great deal about our clients' future, we understand that most of our clients seek a future without us in it. Our firm motto is "when the world is on your shoulders, we've got your back"--and we strive to leave our clients in a better place both legally and personally at the conclusion of their cases.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in central Illinois, we are glad you found our website. Please feel free to contact us at our office to set up a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer in the Springfield area regarding your matter.

Location and Hours

1100 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703
217.241.5628
217.241.5624

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm
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Meet Our Team
Bill and Sara Vig are husband and wife, and are both graduates of the University of Illinois College of Law. Both are CJA attorneys for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and both represent clients as criminal defense lawyers...
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