Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: 888-379-6582
Phone: 618-692-6520
Polinske & Associates, P.C.

Our Edwardsville Law Office Gets Real Results By Taking Action

You don't have time to wait, and we care enough to move quickly.

As an action-oriented law firm, Polinske & Associates knows that every minute can count in a case. Our trial lawyers are ready to act swiftly if:

  • Your college student is locked up right now for DUI.
  • You've been the victim of police brutality.
  • You're from out of state and were arrested in the Edwardsville area for drug trafficking.
  • You or someone you love was just seriously injured in a truck accident in Illinois.
  • You're in the middle of a messy divorce and your spouse won't let you see your children.


With a winning track record and a reputation for being upfront and honest, we are experienced attorneys capable of handling some of life's most difficult legal matters. You may have never had to deal with something like this before, but we have. Let Polinske & Associates help you right away. Contact our Edwardsville law office today for a FREE consultation to discuss your criminal case, DUI, family law issue, auto accident injury, or Illinois traffic violation by calling toll-free at (888) 379-6582.

Madison County Trial Attorneys For DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Auto Accident Victims, and Traffic Violations

Our attorneys have experience in various areas of the law, but we provide strong legal representation for each and every person who walks through our law firm's door. If you choose to have Polinske & Associates represent you in the Illinois courts, we will work wholeheartedly to protect your rights and interests. Our firm's practice areas include:

Criminal Defense

Whether you're facing a misdemeanor or a felony charge, you are probably confused and scared about your future: will you have to serve jail time? Is this a permanent conviction? Will you be fired from your job?

The best thing you can do for yourself right now is hire a criminal defense attorney who has tried and won cases like yours before. Polinske & Associates has fought and won all types of criminal cases, including cannabis trafficking, drug possession or manufacturing, assault, domestic battery, white collar crime, disorderly conduct, and violent crimes.

We have also been providing legal defense for students of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville for over 20 years, working closely with parents, students, and the SIUE police department. We know SIUE students are pursuing a professional career and strive to keep their criminal history clean of any conviction.

DUI Defense

As one of the top DUI defense law firms in Madison County, our record of winning DUI cases is nearly flawless. We aren't afraid of going to trial, of moving quickly to secure the release of clients from custody, or of filing motions where it's practicable. We know that not all DUIs are created equal in Illinois, and individual circumstances will determine the seriousness of a case and the range of punishments that may be handed down.

Family Law

It is always sad when a marriage comes to an end, but Polinske & Associates takes great care in representing our family law clients to ensure they're able to reach an agreement they can live with. We have over 43 years of combined experience representing all types of family clients, including those who need assistance with: divorce, child support, child custody, property division, spousal maintenance, modification, enforcement, mediation, guardianship, paternity, appeals, and even finalizing adoptions.

Auto Accidents

If you were in a serious auto accident and tried to handle the legal side of things on your own, you've probably realized how frustrating and complicated it can be. Don't try to deal with the insurance company by yourself; we are experienced in negotiating with these companies and bringing your case to trial if they refuse to settle for a fair amount. Catastrophic injuries are extremely expensive and if you were injured in a traffic accident that was not your fault, you should not have to pay a dime out of your own pocket.

Traffic Violations

Police in our area do not tolerate traffic violations of any kind, and if you are caught, you may have to deal with a wide range of penalties. Whether you were driving with a suspended license, no car insurance, were charged with a DUI, or received a ticket for speeding or reckless driving, we will aggressively challenge the ticket to help you keep your license, avoid jail time, and a possible increase in your insurance.

Contact Our Edwardsville Law Office for a Free Consultation Today

We know how important your case is, which is why we always act quickly on your behalf, answer your questions with complete honesty, and make ourselves easily reachable at all times. You're dealing with a serious situation right now and we can assure you that we will do everything we can to help you walk away with a favorable result.

We've helped residents from many different Illinois counties, including St. Clair County, Bond County, Macoupin County, Clinton County, Jersey County and Montgomery County. Let us help you, too. Call Polinske & Associates today by calling toll-free at (888) 379-6582.

Brian L. PolinskeClients’ ChoiceAward 2017

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense Criminal Defense

When your life and freedom are on the line, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a solid history of successfully trying cases. Polinske & Associates represents people just like you who are facing potentially life-changing criminal charges. We will work tirelessly to clear your name in cases involving felony drug violations, cannabis trafficking, DUI, domestic battery, white collar crimes, violent crimes, Methamphetamine and Cannabis Trafficking and other criminal acts.

Cannabis Delivery defense Cannabis Delivery defense

If you are charged with the felony offense of Cannabis Delivery in Madison County Illinois you should seek competent counsel.  Oftentimes these charges can be dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense.  Reduction of bond is your first step.  When your release is secured you focus next on the preliminary hearing and arraignment.  Then on the discovery and motion practice.  I can typically spot whether there are good grounds to win a Motion to Suppress Evidence against the State.  In a surprisingly high amount of cases the initial stop and subsequent search are fraught with constitutional issues.  Identifying them, filing the appropriate motions and effectively presenting them to the judge are all equally important.  Choose competent and experienced counsel to defend you in this situation.

Cannabis Trafficking - Your Best Defense Cannabis Trafficking - Your Best Defense

Hire the best experienced and qualified criminal defense trial attorney to resolve your cannabis trafficking charge.  You should always ask for successful cases the attorney has recently resolved.  Check the court records to confirm.  Your case has its own particular issues that can oftentimes result in suppression of evidence.  

At Polinske & Associates, P.C., we have steadfastly defended clients' cannabis trafficking cases for a combined 46 years.  We are reknown for our success in these cases.  Call us to begin your path forward to acquittal.




DUI Defense DUI Defense

A DUI arrest in Illinois can be terrifying and confusing. How will this affect your future? How can you be found innocent if your BAC was above .08? Attorney Brian Polinske knows how to analyze your case and find possible defenses that could clear your name and help you get your life back.

Traffic Violations Traffic Violations

Don't try to fight your traffic violation alone! If convicted, you could face fines, a license suspension, or even jail time. Let Brian Polinske use his experience as a traffic violation attorney to help and put this entire incident behind you.

Family Law Family Law

Family law requires a personal touch that Polinske & Associates is able to provide. Whether you're going through a divorce, need to draw up a child custody agreement, want to establish a child support order, or even finalize an adoption in Illinois, our family law attorneys are here to help.

Auto Accidents Auto Accidents

Don't let an auto accident or catastrophic injury in the Madison County area leave you with serious injuries, piles of medical bills and nowhere to turn. Polinske & Associates will fight on your behalf so you can get the compensation you deserve, while also providing you with guidance, answers and returned phone calls.

Sexual Abuse Civil Lawsuits Sexual Abuse Civil Lawsuits

In Illinois you have a right to pursue another who sexually assaults you.  If you were a child when it occurred you have up to 20 years to file lawsuit against that person.  If you are an adult who was victimized you also have a right to sue that person.  If you have questions on whether it is in your best interests to file a lawsuit call us. We can confidentially discuss your case and give you candid advice based upon our 44 years of experience.

Been a Victim of Excessive Force by the Police? Been a Victim of Excessive Force by the Police?

If you have been wrongfully arrested or have had excessive force used upon you, you may have a civil case against the officers and their employers under the Civil Rights Act. Typically federal court cases are used for these claims.  We have been very successful in both the federal and state claims regarding these issues.  We prepare every case as if its going to trial.  If it is tried - we are ready.  Many times these cases are settled prior to trial.  If you desire a free consultation call my office today and I'll gladly review your case with you.

Live Chat