Calvin B. Fuller Law Office
Criminal Defense Attorney in Illinois

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At Calvin B. Fuller Law Office, we are not just your legal representatives; we are committed allies in your quest for justice. Specializing in criminal defense in Illinois, our dedication to excellence guarantees unmatched skill and meticulousness in managing your case. Centered solely on your triumph, we adeptly tackle the intricacies of Illinois criminal law to secure the best possible results. Discover a new standard of legal assistance, where your case is always our top focus.
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With a formidable presence in Southern Illinois' legal landscape, the Calvin B. Fuller Law Office upholds a reputation for professional, dedicated, and exclusive legal representation. Our practice extends across a spectrum of criminal offenses, from the gravest charges of First Degree Murder to various Misdemeanors.
Scholastic Achievement Unveiled
Calvin B. Fuller's academic journey began at MacMurray College, where he pursued and excelled in a challenging triple major in History, Philosophy, and Political Science. His outstanding scholastic record paved the way for advanced legal studies at the prestigious Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. In May of 1993, he achieved a significant milestone, earning his Juris Doctorate degree and laying the groundwork for a career dedicated to justice and legal integrity.
Foundations of a Legal Vocation
The foundation of Calvin B. Fuller's legal career was solidified with an esteemed appointment as an Assistant State's Attorney in Madison County, Illinois, under the honorable William R. Haine. This role was not only a testament to his capability but also a trust that was continued and reaffirmed throughout the tenures of subsequent respected State's Attorneys, William A. Mudge and Thomas D. Gibbons. This continuity of service highlights the consistent confidence in Calvin's legal acumen and his unwavering commitment to upholding the law.
Transition to Champion of Defense
After a commendable 21-year tenure in government service, April of 2016 marked a defining moment as Calvin B. Fuller established his own bastion of legal defense: The Calvin B. Fuller Law Office. With an unwavering focus on criminal defense, the firm has since been the instrument through which countless clients have navigated the complexities of the criminal justice system. Leveraging his extensive experience as both a prosecutor and defense counsel, Calvin has meticulously reviewed, analyzed, and negotiated a multitude of cases, embodying a deep commitment to the scales of justice and the rights of the accused.
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Trial Prowess
With expertise in handling a diverse array of criminal cases from minor traffic violations to first-degree murder, Calvin B. Fuller has a focused practice in drug, violent crime, and firearms cases, with a deep understanding of arrest, search and seizure, and evidence law.
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Law Enforcement Education
For over a decade, Calvin has enriched the minds of law enforcement officers at Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy, imparting essential criminal law knowledge and practical insights that uphold justice and due process.
Analytical Acumen
Strategic Thinker: Calvin's adept reasoning and articulate case analysis shine in his approach to legal defense. He navigates each case with compelling theories and unwavering motivation, irrespective of the offense's nature.
Career Aspirations
New Horizons: Embracing change with a blend of personal and professional growth, Calvin is open to exploring opportunities in new locales, approaching each challenge with compassion and dedication.
Justice for All
Equitable Advocate: With a career that speaks volumes about his belief in universal justice, Calvin champions the cause of fairness and equity in the legal system for every individual he represents.
Professional Dedication
Devoted Defender: Calvin's career is a testament to his unwavering dedication. His professional journey is marked by a relentless pursuit to deliver justice for those he serves.
Securing Justice
Guardian of Rights: Pride in his work comes from Calvin's commitment to securing justice, striving to ensure that everyone enjoys the rights and protections they are entitled to under the law.
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How do I know if I need a criminal defense lawyer?
If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or even suspect you may be under investigation, it is crucial to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. Legal representation is vital to ensure your rights are protected, to navigate the complexities of the legal system, and to offer you the best defense possible. In criminal matters, the stakes are often high, and a skilled lawyer like Calvin B. Fuller can be the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.
What is the difference between misdemeanor and a felony?
The primary difference lies in the severity of the crime and the corresponding punishment. Misdemeanors are considered less serious offenses than felonies and usually carry a lighter sentence, such as a fine or short-term jail time. Felonies are more serious crimes that can result in significant prison time, larger fines, and more lasting consequences. Understanding the nature of the charges against you is critical, and our firm can help clarify the specific implications of your case.
How much will it cost to hire a defense lawyer?
The cost of hiring a defense lawyer can vary widely based on the complexity of the case, the lawyer's experience, and the length of time required to resolve the matter. At the Calvin B. Fuller Law Office, we strive to provide transparent and fair pricing. We would be glad to discuss our fee structure during a consultation and ensure you have a clear understanding of any anticipated costs.
Can't I just represent myself in court?
While you have the right to represent yourself in court, known as "pro se" representation, it is generally not advisable. Criminal law can be highly complex, and representing yourself can put you at a significant disadvantage. A defense lawyer like Calvin B. Fuller has the knowledge and experience to effectively navigate the legal system, advocate on your behalf, and seek the best possible outcome for your case. It is in your best interest to have professional legal representation in criminal proceedings.
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