Call the Law Office of Michael J. Rousseau



Belleville Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving St. Clair County and Madison County

Facing criminal charges of any kind can create anxiety and fear for you and your family. I understand the emotions involved and will calmly listen to your case and provide straightforward, thoughtful advice on steps you can take to mitigate the fallout from an arrest. I am Michael J. Rousseau, and I started my practice as a Belleville criminal defense attorney to protect the rights of the accused. It is my firm belief that everyone deserves an aggressive defense of his or her rights regardless of the crime he or she is accused.

Experienced St. Clair County And Madison County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Starting as an assistant prosecutor and later a public defender in the county criminal courts, I learned the many intricacies involved in the criminal justice system. Having worked on both sides of the aisle allows me to better gage the strengths and weakness of a case and develop the right strategy for a successful outcome. It has also provided me with the experience necessary to defend against a broad array of criminal offenses, including:

  • Criminal Law
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Domestic Violence (including Orders of Protection)
  • Drug Offenses
  • DUI / DWI
  • Felonies Home Invasion
  • Juvenile Issues
  • Manslaughter / Murder
  • Misdemeanors
  • Personal Injury
  • Probation Violations
  • Property Crimes
  • Traffic Violations
  • Summary Suspensions
  • Warrants
  • Weapon Offenses

You Have Been Arrested – What Now?

Call my office. I will listen, gather relevant information, and provide you with straightforward honest advice on how you should proceed. If you decide to hire me I will perform a thorough review of your case and look for any errors made by the police. After all they are humans and make mistakes too. A perfect example of this is our fourth amendment right which protects us against illegal search and seizures, unfortunately, this right is violated all too often. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have been trained to look for weaknesses in the State’s case, and spot any illegal procedures or violations of your rights.

Contact The Law Office Of Michael J. Rousseau For A Free Initial Consultation

It is important to hire a lawyer well versed in the county court system in which you were charged. With my experience inside and outside the system I can perform a more accurate risk assessment of your case and provide an effective strategy for the best possible outcome. Call me at 618-207-4670 or contact me to arrange a no-obligation, confidential consultation to learn how I can help you focus on getting your life back.

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