John Eannace Aggressive criminal defense attorney

Criminal Defense

If you, a family member, or a friend have become the subject of a criminal investigation or have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, you will need the advice, assistance and representation of a dedicated attorney who concentrates in the field of criminal defense.

John J. Eannace has developed a practice dedicated to helping his clients through extremely serious and sensitive legal situations. He understands that when the government accuses a citizen of a committing a criminal offense, the accused faces loss of reputation, lifestyle and most importantly, freedom. Mr. Eannace understands that when confronted with a criminal prosecution you need an attorney who will be in your corner at all phases of the process.

John J. Eannace will:

  • Thoroughly investigate and evaluate your case
  • Keep you updated and informed about your case
  • Explain all aspects of the legal process in "layman's terms"
  • Will fight hard for you to achieve the best possible outcome for your case
A highly competent and well-respected attorney, Mr. Eannace works tirelessly to be responsive to the individual needs of each and every client.

Felonies & Misdemeanors

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When individuals face a felony or misdemeanor charge, perhaps the most important decision they make is who to retain and trust as their criminal defense lawyer. Whether you are accused of a "White Collar" or "Blue Collar" crime, you need a skilled trial lawyer who will mount a vigorous and conscientious defense. John J. Eannace has the skill experience, demeanor and preparedness to achieve a favorable outcome for your case.

As the former Chief of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office Criminal Division, John J. Eannace has a rare "insider's understanding" of law enforcement operations and prosecution. Unlike other criminal defense lawyers, Mr. Eannace has presented hundreds of cases to grand juries; drafted law enforcement policies and criminal law legislation; trained countless attorneys and police officers, and prepared and presented hundreds of felony cases before juries and judges.

An aggressive attorney is an important investment in protecting your rights. Mr. Eannace can help you lower your bond/bail, tell your side of the story, vigorously defend you at trial, or negotiate for a favorable disposition of your case.


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During the past few decades, a movement throughout Illinois and the nation has developed to enact tougher laws to address the problem of drunk driving. For many years, John J. Eannace, has defended clients facing charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (or Drugs). A person charged with DUI is well-advised to retain the services of a competent attorney immediately following arrest. A DUI arrest typically involves two different cases - a criminal charge of DUI, punishable by potential jail time, and a non-criminal process called a Statutory Summary Suspension. In successfully attacking the criminal and non-criminal cases, time is of the essence. Consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

The consequences of a DUI conviction are harsh. An Illinois DUI charge, at a minimum, is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to $2,500 in fines, and up to 364 days in jail. In some cases, felony DUI charges may be brought, possibly mandating prison time if convicted. Additionally, a DUI conviction will result in the revocation of driving privileges. Insurance companies have access to the driving records of motorists. A DUI conviction or license suspension may cause cancellation of your insurance, with new coverage available only at a sharply increased price, if at all.

Trials & Appeals

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Whether several years in prison or loss of driving privileges are at stake, a criminal trial is both a frustrating and frightening experience. John J. Eannace's unique combination of trial, appellate and managerial experience give him a special advantage in advising his clients as to the best trial strategy and the most effective way to present your case to the court. Mr. Eannace has knowledge and experience that most others do not. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School, Mr. Eannace has taught hundreds of law students the intricacies of effective trial advocacy.

Following a conviction, a number of legal errors may have occurred, and therefore can be attacked in the Appellate Court. You may be convinced that a witness against you was lying, that the prosecution or trial judge committed errors, or that the evidence was not sufficient to support a finding of guilty. A successful appeal can mean the suppression of evidence, a reduction in sentence or other penalties, the granting of a new trial, or the outright reversal of a conviction. Mr. Eannace has fought for clients at the appellate level and in post-conviction proceedings. He has also pursued post-trial remedies with the office of the governor of Illinois by way of Petition for Executive Clemency. Let Mr. Eannace put his unique experience to work for you.

Suspended / Revoked Licenses

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A revocation or suspension of driving privileges by the Office of the Secretary of State can be entered when a driver receives multiple moving violations, a DUI conviction, or under other circumstances as provided by law. Even if your license has already been suspended/revoked, it is possible to regain your driving privileges. Consult with John J. Eannace who has the experience and tenacity to explore all options for getting your driving privilege reinstated.

Secretary of State Hearings

John J. Eannace represents clients at Secretary of State Hearings in a variety of situations. He has experience in performing both informal and formal hearings. He assists clients in obtaining the necessary documents and preparing testimony to be presented at hearing. Mr. Eannace will guide you from the initial date of license revocation through and including seeking a Restricted Driving Permit and/or full reinstatement of driving privileges. His expertise and experience can give you the best chance of obtaining a favorable result before at Secretary of State hearings.

John J Eannace is an aggressive criminal defense, traffic and personal injury attorney located in Palos Heights, IL.
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