Belleville Violent Crimes Lawyer 

Aggressive Defense Against Violent Crime Charges in St. Clair County 

When you call Richard Roustio Attorney at Law, I can help you tell your story. When you call my firm, one of the first things I do is set aside time to understand your circumstances and goals as clearly and thoroughly as possible. After that, I take time to help you understand the laws applicable to your situation and help ensure that you have an accurate, realistic idea of how your case will likely turn out. Then, I work with you to develop a strategy designed to assist you in protecting your rights, future, and freedom.

I have been representing criminal defendants for more than 25 years and have the in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system you need to succeed. I also have spent significant time in court in front of judges and juries and have become a successful, highly skilled trial advocate. I represent criminal defendants in Belleville, Illinois, and throughout Randolph and Perry Counties.

Are you facing a violent crimes charge in Illinois? Call Richard Roustio today at (618) 266-2617 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our violent crimes attorney in Belleville! 


I successfully completed my treatment and probation period and my case was dismissed.
Former Client

What is Considered a Violent Crime?

Typically, a violent crime is one where a person is directly or indirectly harmed by the unlawful conduct of another person. In many situations, the accused need not actually commit a violent act in order to be charged with a violent crime, as is often the case with “aggravated” crimes involving the threat of violence.

Violent crimes can refer to a wide variety of offenses, such as:

What to Do When You’ve Been Charged with a Violent Crime 

If you have been charged with a violent crime, be advised that everything you say and do can be used against you in court. As soon as you are arrested and charged with a violent crime, criminal justice system members build their cases against you. It is not in your best interest to negotiate with prosecutors or police officers, regardless of what they tell you while you are detained. It is always in your best interest to have an attorney stand between you and the state so that you cannot be manipulated into incriminating yourself or deprived of your right to adamant protection by counsel. When you have been arrested for or charged with a violent crime, you must contact an experienced violent crimes lawyer in Belleville right away. 

Start your defense with our Belleville violent crimes attorney today!


Contact Our Belleville Violent Crimes Attorney Today 

Violent criminal convictions often mean years in prison, hefty fines, and a severely tarnished record – but that doesn’t have to be your story. As a former public defender, I know how the criminal justice system works, and I can help you navigate it without inadvertently damaging your case. I am prepared to give you an honest look at your options and help you make informed decisions about your case. Don’t make the mistake of representing yourself, and don’t resign yourself to avoidable penalties by failing to seek counsel. 

Let me protect you from feeling the full force of the law. When you retain my legal services, I will do everything possible to have your charges and penalties reduced or dismissed entirely.

Contact Richard Roustio Attorney at Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our violent crimes lawyer in Belleville!  


Why Work With Attorney Richard Roustio?

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  • Proven Track-Record of Successful Cases
  • Over 100 Cases Tried in Court
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